News & Updates
July 21, 2015
This may sound cheesy, but, it started in year 10 art. Our class had to create a poster against violence. My poster was of a dagger piercing an anatomical heart that I had hand drawn. From there I continued to practice drawing in the many art books I had lying around.
But when year 11 came around, I discovered the wonders of Photoshop.
With Photoshop the possibilities are endless and I’m always learning; just last weekend I discovered how to do a disintegration effect. Now, most of my art consists of Photoshop. Photoshop is definitely an investment but I think that anyone can use it, whether they are ‘arty’ or not.
Through my immense love of art, I have had many opportunities to get my work ‘out there’. From exhibitions to murals in shops, I’ve done it. And I couldn’t of been more thankful for all of the opportunities I’ve had so far.
I may only be a 17 year old, but I do believe I have some wisdom (and wits) up my sleeve. I am a strong believer in the saying, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know”.
To think that a friend I made in year 10 English could change my life forever. You never know it’s going to happen, until it happens.
July 21, 2015
Candice Griswold | Artist
A native Texan, Candice Griswold found her passion in art while living in Australia.
Candice spent most of her childhood dreaming of a world where anything was possible.
In 2014 Candice embarked on an amazing journey to explore art and artists each day for 365 days (2014-2015).
During this time she invested an hour a day for an entire year creating and experiencing art.
A Technology Consultant by day Candice now spends most of her free time pursuing her passion in art. During her journey she noticed that day-to-day life can be quite stressful and wanted to create a safe place to express those emotions. Candice hopes to raise art awareness and demonstrate how art can be a great way to increase mental health and decrease stress.
Candice is still in the process of creating her own personal style. She’s currently working on her first exhibition titled “Take A Walk With Me”, a journey of expression and creativity.
When asked what advice she would give to up and coming artists Candice says,
“Be fearless, express yourself and inspire!”
“As a child I created a vision for the life I wanted and it was without fear. Dreams were always a possibility. Thirty years later I am living the life I dreamed as a child. Today I want to inspire and motivate others to be fearless when creating their dreams.”
Candice currently lives in Kangaroo Point with her husband Brian.
We are so excited to welcome Candice to our magazine and look forward to following this inspiring artist as she brings her talent to life right before our eyes.
We appreciate Candice’s musings for creating and together we are hopeful that sharing this forward moving artists motivation for making art is an experience that resonates with you.
Take a walk with me…
July 20, 2015
What Makes A Deer & Fox Collective
– by Alex Stalling
Deer & Fox who?
Well we are a transient collective of makers, dreamers, experimenters, appreciators and tea drinkers. We are still new to this big wide world and finding out just where we fit in but the journey has been fun and definitely eye opening.
Deer & Fox Collective – Boutique Designers
D&F started in 2014 when I discovered that I just made a lot of stuff. I am pretty prolific when it comes to getting a bit of craft on, so one day I *harassed* my sisters into the journey of marketing and online business-ing. We happily argued over names, product lines, branding, which markets to do until something that was the bare bones of what D&F is today was born. The three of us have learnt a lot in the 1.5 years of business but the important things remained the same.
We are happy to make, create and hang out. This for us was key, we never started out with a major brand concept in mind, or to turn our little loves into a craft empire. D&F was always, and will always be about the process and that we enjoy it.
We still create, promote and love handmade, artist & designer. Our products embody everything we love about this industry. When we shop for ourselves we love the thrill of the hunt, finding that special something that no one else has. We love to support the individual, the creative the maker.
We create high quality pieces. Each of us at D&F have different interests, skills, loves. Our range showcases that. What we all have in common is an appreciation of quality. We want to buy quality for ourselves, so we want to provide quality for our customers.
Skip forward to now and who is Deer & Fox?
Currently comprised of six artisans Alex Stalling, Tessa Jeffrey, Gaby Isaacson, Melita Chambers, Aaron Stalling & Rhi Johnson.
With all the fresh makers coming on board our 2015-2016 collection is set to explode with 3D printed vases, children’s clothing, cushions, headbands, artwork dresses, candles, play-dough packs, crayons, plushies, polymer clay jewellery, artwork necklaces and earrings, lasercut earrings, oh and block printed notebooks there is sure to be something for everyone.
We have a full list of the markets we attend available on our website at all times.
If you need a little Deer & Fox in your life we should chat, this also applies for retailers.
Deer & Fox
October 23, 2014
Matt Geer | Chicago artist
Matt Geer is a Chicago artist who works in a variety of mediums and styles
Ranging from abstract minimalism to lowbrow anti-pop, Grouping his works into series.
Currently He is focused on 4 different series. Modern conteporary minimalist works under the tittle “Pressurized”, focused on the roles of men in society, and the pressures,
and expectations placed on them.
Matt’s other recent works include the Necrocolor series. Vacuose Hollywood stars and consumer adds as Vibrant tecnocolor ghouls and zombies. Exposing the decay of American consumer culture, and the emptyness of material wealth.
Other works include abstract, and found object pieces, as well as his own brand of anti pop art.
The man himself is a living ghost, and hermit. He is one of the most meloncholy chariters this town has to offer.