A Beautiful Life

On my walls

6 June, 2010

Considering that I’m an artist, I have an embarrassingly small collection of art by other people in my house! The above framed drawings were bought a little while ago, but I’ve only just gotten around to finding frames for them. The print on the left is by Catherine Campbell, and the original drawing on the right is by Mel Stringer. Both of these Australian artists really inspire me and now I’m happy to have their work up at home.

Would you like to see the other artworks I have up? Come on a little tour of my dimly lit unit, photographed with a camera that does not like dim lighting!


My Nana did this tapestry of a Mary Cassatt painting. I always loved it as a kid so I was really pleased when she gave it to me!


This is a print of Nasturtiums by Tudor St George Tucker, another piece given to me by Nana. It’s quite badly faded, but I still like it because it reminds me of my Mum saying “Don’t cast NASTURTIUMS on me!”


I bought this print a few years ago, and I have no idea who the artist is or the name of the piece. If any of you know, please help!


This Rob Ryan tea towel came with the anniversary issue of Inside Out, and today after saving the tea towel from being used as an actual tea towel *death stare at Nick* I decided to shove it in this frame. It’s too small, but at least my lovely Rob Ryan tea towel won’t get put in the wash!

Do you have lots of art up in your house?

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  • I LOVE that you framed that tea towel…I'm inspired!
    Sadly…not enough art hangs on my walls yet. My last apartment was a veritable gallery of art by myself and my friends…but when we made a 700 mile move last year we had a big sale to raise some money for the trip.(lucky my sister took all my favorites so they're still in the family…I love her!)
    Now,In my new home,all I have is 2 original paintings by me,3 lovely photography works by my friend Becky,and some family pictures.I still have a few small sculptural pieces by various people…but they aren't on display yet as we haven't the space!

  • I like your Darwin fish!

  • memily

    I have four Kurt Halsey prints, because about four or five years ago I was obsessed with his stuff. I still love the prints more than most things in my life, but I've managed to push the obsession down so I don't keep adding to the collection.

    Next on my list of prints to get is a kozyndan panoramic print. Shaun has one (The Yum-Cha Militia) at his place and I find myself staring into it all the time because it's so full of DETAIL, it's awesome.

    I love Rob Ryan! All I have of his is a poster from a Frankie mag ages ago and a couple of cards I got when I was in London.

  • thanks for sharing!
    i have TONS of art around the house. so much so, that i'm running out of wall space. there's lots of my own work up, lots from artistic family and friends, pieces i've fallen in love with through etsy.com, vintage plates, and random images from magazines or catalogues that i've framed. i have wrapping paper hanging up too…so don't feel weird about framing a tea towel! :D