I'd like you all to give a warm welcome to Alana C! Her artwork is uniquely beautiful and I hope you love it as much as I do!
- Can you tell me a little bit about yourself and what got you started with being an artist?
I am originally from the South Island, New Zealand, but I have been living in Queensland, Australia since I graduated from a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2006. I always took Art as a subject through out school & went on to study it at University. At Uni we got to dabble in everything, I tried sculpture, life drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, art history & photography. I went on to major in printmaking & for my final year explored close ups in nature.
When I moved to Australia I went for years with no art in my life until a good friend Bec introduced me to the world of blogging. After a couple of days I started to be creative again, drawing, painting & taking photos regularly. After 6 months of blogging I finally started selling my drawings on Etsy.
- It is clear from your amazing work that you are very inspired by nature. Are there any specific things about nature that inspire you, and do you get any of your inspiration from anywhere else?
All my artwork is inspired by the patterns, colours & textures in nature & my drawings surround the subject of flowers & leaves. My leaf doodles were actually where the name The Little Leaf originated from.
To keep me inspired I visit various Botanical Gardens around my home to capture new imagery with my Macro Lens. These photos help me to generate new drawing ideas for my Etsy store. I have also recently found a new love for Copic Markers. When I first started using them I had no idea that Copic Markers have blending qualities & I was hooked. My work is created with either Copic Markers or Watercolour & majority of the time I also use a thin black pen in my work.
- Just for kicks, what's it like living in Australia? Just for all the people who would love to visit but may never get the chance!
On my blog I share photos from being out & about in Queensland Australia, the weather here is mostly beautiful. I share images of our beaches, the hinterland & our wildlife. I also always find myself capturing amazing cloud formations from my balcony at sunrise or sunset. There are plenty of photos I share on my blog that I think are must-see places for someone that is coming to visit Australia.
Make sure to visit Alana at all her sites!!!
Her Etsy shop➵here
Like her Facebook fan page!➵here
Follow her on Bloglovin➵here
Follow her on Pinterest➵here
Alana is also having a sale in her Etsy shop!!! Use code HAPPYMOTHERSDAY
at checkout for %20 !
Don't forget to leave a comment letting Alana know what you think of her work!
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