Clare Martella

Artist

With my roots in a small country town in Western Australia, I have always had a high appreciation for anything handcrafted. As a child I spent a lot of time outdoors which provided endless inspiration for my creativity to flow. This is where my love for art and design began.

My biggest inspiration is nature. I’m always finding myself referring back to things like the details of a leaf, the movement of waves or the glow of the stars and moon. Whether it’s in my traditional or digital work, quite often I’m incorporating shapes and textures that I found when exploring the outdoors as a young girl.

Rather than using stock images I create all my textures and illustrations myself. I use my own nature photography in my digital works and create mandalas and designs that are inspired by the shapes of flowers and leaves. By having the freedom of using multiple mediums I’m able to bring my traditional art influences into my digital work and vice versa.

Currently I’m exploring how I can apply these influences differently to how I have in the past. I’ve been learning new skills such as up-cycling old musical instruments and creating artworks with my own pressed flowers. These projects have helped me expand my style and grow as an artist and I’ll be constantly finding similar challenges.

As a graphic designer I love introducing my work to businesses to help them with branding, logos, websites and social media and having been commissioned earlier this year by the team at The Sound Temple to assist with their rebranding, I am excited to launch my very first exhibition called “My Artistic Nature” in the newly opened Mandala Room at The Sound Temple on 14th April 2018.

 

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