I make my designs into contemporary art prints that are big, bright and happy - they can transform a space by introducing fun and colour.
I want my images to be bright & whimsical so I play with the size and scale of objects to capture a sense of childhood & imagination. I like extending the narrative element of my images so the more you look, the more you can unravel the story. As you try to read them left to right like a book but your eye is sent dancing around in a circle.
I like to simplify shapes and make them into patterns and I like my lines to have personality so I start by drawing on paper with pencil and retracing my lines with pen. To make the texture for the Willow series (on watercolour paper) I drew the crayon moon and used a watercolour wash on paper that I later photographed and combined in Photoshop with other photos of crackle paint and dupion silk. My images which are then printed by a textile printer or a wide-format ink-jet printer.
When it comes to my individual style I like to use curly organic lines as I adore Art Nouveau, Japanese woodblock prints and oriental patterns.
My background is in digital media, graphic design and interface design and I work in Sydney on a freelance basis doing illustrations for children, corporate logos, application icons and scientific illustrations.
Aura is currently working on interactive eBooks that will be released in the Apple App store for iPad & iPhone.
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