Fifteen years ago, I completed one of my first ever paid school murals at Mt Cotton State School, and during that time, I have been privileged to work on an array of artworks for the school. This latest projects saw my sign writing skills put to the test on a new sign and some landscape imagery for The Rainforest Room.
The young people of Wesley Mission Brisbane are now getting around in style.
Each year, our rad mates from Brisbane throw a backyard party on Aussie Day. The party changes as the tribe grows but the essentials are all there, like goon-inspired punch, snags on the barbie, bogan inspired costumes, and the Triple J Hottest 100 on the stezza. Since everyday is a good day for a paint, Sauce contributed to the party vibes and smashed out this chrome-effect filled piece. Mad props to our Brisbane friends who know how to throw a party!
And I don’t want to get too political, but Sauce and myself would like to pay tribute to the First Peoples who walked this country. Australia was colonised, not settled and was indeed inhabited for thousands of years before Captain Cook made it to our shores. When are we going to get a new flag?
This mural took some time to complete as it was finalised over the holiday season. The fine folk from Caba Creative and You and Bamboo wanted an illusion style mural (trompe l’oeil) and felt the plain wall needed some artwork which suited the area and included the local flora and fauna. Sauce used paint-brush for the black cockatoos and aerosol for some other the other features like the skateboard. It was an usual mural, as there were many different items to work around, including the ATM, the bird features were incorporated to work around these objects and I think it creates a sense of scale and proportion.
If you’ve been to Central Queensland during summer you would know the meaning of hot. Sauce tells me it was a real scorcher, as in “f*&%ing hot”. But, there is no rest for the wicked, so Sauce made the best use of time and painted like there was no tomorrow on his day off out West.
Its its not every day that we get a request to paint someone’s front door, so when we did, we were taken by surprise. It makes complete sense when you think about it. Who wouldn’t want an oversized Australian native bird greeting them each day?
This aerosol art piece didn’t take long for Sauce to paint, but it was a challenge to make sure the design reflected the client’s needs and fitted the available painting area. When painting animals, especially well known and loved animals it’s a challenge to ensure the details such as colour and size are correct.
If your thinking ‘this is exactly what I need on my front door. Why didn’t I think of that?’ then contact us to arrange a quote. If you’re organised, we might even be able to fit it in before Christmas.
Mr. Squiggle and his motley crew from the moon made a huge impact on Sauce during the folly of his youth. In fact, I think Mr Squiggle and his friends inspired a whole generation of art lovers.
I can still remember watching in awe and wonderment as Mr. Squiggle created a masterpiece from a few lines provided by a lucky viewer.
It blew my five year old mind when he did the artwork upside down. I mean, can you imagine drawing with a pencil as your nose AND creating something recognisable AND doing it UPSIDE-DOWN!? Crazy!
In the current political climate, it is important to pay tribute and recognise the impact the ABC programming has on our lives and give thanks for the ABC’s contribution to leaning, education and the arts. #saveourabc
Lately we’ve had to juggle numerous projects around and do the project shuffle to try and keep all of our lovely and patient clients happy.
This left Sauce with some unexpected downtime in the studio, so he made the most of it by getting stuck into some new canvas work. He even finished a commission for a friend’s anniversary.
If you’re interested in picking up a canvas before the Christmas rush, then get into the studio now and grab yourself an original handmade piece of aerosol art.