Tuesday, 29 April 2014

profile artist & surface designer - belinda marshall.

artist belinda marshall        photo by Martina Gemmola
Cool calming colour combinations don't come any better than those from the palette of Melbourne based artist and surface designer Belinda Marshall. Incredibly easy on the eye, Belinda's painterly works draw you in and lead your eye around the canvas/teatowel/cushion/card - whichever the surface may be - you can take a peak at Belinda's collection here.  Don't be surprised if your shopping cart fills up quickly. And if you love collecting beautiful tea towels you never intend using on the dishes, you can get your hands Belinda's limited edition linen teatowels here. I love them! The cushions are also irresistible.....

How would you describe yourself?

What was your childhood dream?
To have a horse!

What led you down your current path?
The desire to do something truly creative, for myself.

What do you love most about what you do? 
I love making work that comes from somewhere inside, the surprise of the finished work is exciting and I also love the feeling when others connect to the work. 

Who do you admire?
Miranda Skoczec, Jo davenport and Wes Anderson.

What challenges have you had to overcome? 
Breast cancer, separation, single parenting and finding the time to paint in amongst it all!

What's been a 'pinch yourself' moment? 
My work was licensed for the Goteborg Opera 2014/15 campaign this month and that has been really amazing.

What are your top (four) inspiring resources (books, blogs, music, the outdoors etc)?
* design*sponge
* travel, 
* miranda july stories
* my instagram feed.

Image of  'everything, all at once' linen cushion with feather insert
Do you have a dream creative project?
I would love to create a range of bedding!

What are you currently coveting in the world of design?
A seven hands high desk with blue legs.

What's next?
Wall hangings and a design market at the end of the year.

When the weekend rolls around what do you love to:
Read - My instagram feed.
Watch- An episode of whichever series I’m into.
Cook- Never like cooking!
Create- A painting.
Listen to- Chet Faker.
Dream about- A trip to Spain.
Look forward to- A night out with friends.