MEET CARLY WILLIAMS

Friday, April 28, 2017



/Can you give me a short intro on yourself and your art?
I'm an abstract painter living with my family in the lovely Central Victorian town of Daylesford. I started my creative career working as a Film Set Painter many moons ago but took the plunge a few years back and followed my passion to become a full time artist. So far so good! My art steams from all things bold and simple with my main focus being to create work that I actually really love and am proud of.


Because sometimes the sky explodes

/What kind of mediums do you like working with most?
I've always been an acrylics girl. Over the years I've tried it all, pastels, water colours, oils, but always found myself being most comfortable and confident with acrylics. Love to try oils again but to be honest, I'm too impatient! The drying time drives me nuts!


Love soldiers

/What has been the inspiration behind your art for our Autumn Group Show?
My inspiration for the Autumn Group Show is quite simply SHAPE. I've focused on bolder sharper shapes than usual, with my current love of triangles featuring regularly throughout my collection. This current obsession with sharper shapes has developed from my regular visits to Melbourne. I found the city scape shapes and lines inspiring and contrasting to the softer country shapes of home.


Linger

/What makes your work unique?
I believe my work is unique because it wasn't created to fit into any one style of interior design. It would look equally as comfortable and eye catching in a soft, feminine interior as it would in a masculine, edgy space - and I think that's pretty unique.


Splinter

Thanks Carly! New pieces from Carly Williams will be available online from 5pm on 3rd May and in-store between 4th and 17th May as part of our Autumn Group Show.

Please join Fenton & Fenton and our 5 participating artists at our launch event on May 4th, from 6pm - a curated art event and exhibition by Fenton & Fenton showcasing Australian talent Carly Williams, Kristen Daniels, Maryanne Moodie, Megan Grant and Michael Bond.




Composition Man

Xo
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MEET KRISTEN DANIELS

Friday, April 28, 2017



/Can you give me a short intro on yourself and your art?
I work contentedly within my home in Geelong. I recently became a Mum, which has definitely altered my thought process & established whole new emotions and meanings in my artworks. I’ve found myself using techniques to blend and soften colours now, rather than make such bold gestures with them. My work is still vivid and intensely layered though!


Wildflower & the Weeping Lilly Pilly

/What kind of mediums do you like working with most?
I use acrylic paints because I like to work quickly! Also there are various mediums you can use to modify acrylic paint - I’m always discovering new techniques! Acrylic also has great bonding qualities, which is why I use it on my perspex works.


Outside #3

/What has been the inspiration behind your art for our Autumn Group Show?
Australian flora & fauna. Road trips to my home town in NSW average a 12 hour drive, so lots of gazing time! The landscape along the way is dynamic & abundant in native flowers and greenery. Some of the colours of banksias and grevilleas are just stunning. They always catch my eye.


Ember Glow


/What makes your work unique?
I aim to be audacious with my work. Every piece should be its own and unlike another.
 

Ranger

Thanks Kristen! New pieces from Kristen Daniels will be available online from 5pm on 3rd May and in-store between 4th and 17th May as part of our Autumn Group Show.

Please join Fenton & Fenton and our 5 participating artists at our launch event on May 4th, from 6pm - a curated art event and exhibition by Fenton & Fenton showcasing Australian talent Carly Williams, Kristen Daniels, Maryanne Moodie, Megan Grant and Michael Bond.



Meet Maryanne Moodie

Friday, April 28, 2017


Maryanne Moodie - Home #1

/Can you give me a short intro on yourself and your art?
I'm a weaver and a teacher, thriving on community and making real life connections with people from across the globe. I now have studios in both NYC and Melbourne, creating commissions and collections of woven wall hangings, drawing on a sense of nostalgia and marrying it with a modern aesthetic including new and unexpected colour combinations.


Maryanne Moodie - Doors and windows #2 

/What kind of mediums do you like working with most?
Woven Textiles - I use mostly vintage and hand made fibres like hand dyed and spun yarns as well as reclaimed fibres.


Maryanne Moodie - Falling Rust & Falling Gold

/What has been the inspiration behind your art for our Autumn Group Show?
Home coming. I have been living abroad in NYC for the last four years and coming back to Melbourne has felt like a big soft Aussie hug. There is a lightless and a softness about life in Australia. I have tried to capture this subtleness in this collection.



/What makes your work unique?
I try to use materials that are hard to find and use them in ways that are unusual, as well as colour combinations that are unexpected.

Maryanne Moodie - Doors and windows #1 

Thanks Maryanne! New pieces from Maryanne Moodie will be available online from 5pm on 3rd May and in-store between 4th and 17th May as part of our Autumn Group Show.
 

Maryanne Moodie - Doors and windows #5 
 

Please join Fenton & Fenton and our 5 participating artists at our launch event on May 4th, from 6pm - a curated art event and exhibition by Fenton & Fenton showcasing Australian talent Carly Williams, Kristen Daniels, Maryanne Moodie, Megan Grant and Michael Bond.


Xo
f&f

 


Meet Megan Grant

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

/Can you give me a short intro on yourself and your art?
I’ve been making art forever and studied Fine Arts at University, but then took a bit of a painting hiatus for much of my twenties while I raised my children at home. Now that they are well and truly school aged, I’m thrilled to be working full time as an artist. I work from my (tiny) home studio and am genuinely excited every time I pick up my brushes each day. I am excited by all of the paintings I haven't made yet and feel so lucky to be able to do this everyday.


Megan Grant - 'Patio'

/What kind of mediums do you like working with most?
Oil paint is the medium I use most at the moment. I dabble in most mediums and anything I can get my hands on but oil paint always seems to draw me back. Oil is so versatile and rich in colour but also very slow drying, unforgiving and hard to clean up! But I have found that adapting to these challenges has actually moulded my style and forces me to give each work plenty of time for reflection between each painting session.


Megan Grant - 'Tangerine Green'

/What has been the inspiration behind your art for our Autumn Group Show?
Plant life and untamed gardens in general. I’m interested in the vast diversity of landscapes and life that can be found in a single suburb, if you really look closely enough. I have a soft spot for the beauty in things that grow against the odds - neglected pot plants, a lone shrub in a car park, palm trees next to the service station fence and vast fields of cacti behind industrial wastelands. All of which, when isolated and celebrated in single painting, could be imagined as any type of exotic location, anywhere on earth.


Megan Grant - 'Blue Hideaway' 

/What makes your work unique?
My work changes often in terms of the themes that interest me, but my love of colour and intuitive mark making are the constants that will always remain. I permanently have colour palettes filed away in my mind that I want to use for my next painting…and if I painted for another 50 years I don't think I’d get to try them all out. I’m in constant awe of just how many possibilities there are and If nothing else, I could explore these possibilities for the rest of my life! My paintings reveal themselves to me as I go and a final piece is built upon layers and layers of colour exploration.



Thanks Megan! New pieces from Megan Grant will be available online from 5pm on 3rd May and in-store between 4th and 17th May as part of our Autumn Group Show.

Please join Fenton & Fenton and our 5 participating artists at our launch event on May 4th, from 6pm - a curated art event and exhibition by Fenton & Fenton showcasing Australian talent Carly Williams, Kristen Daniels, Maryanne Moodie, Megan Grant and Michael Bond.


Meet Michael Bond

Monday, April 24, 2017

/Can you give me a short intro on yourself and your art?
I'm originally a Melbourne boy who decided to pack up my life and move to Queensland!! Now residing in beautiful Sunrise Beach, Noosa with my partner in our dream home. I'm an abstract artist and I’m fortunate enough to be able to do what I love full time. Creating the work I do is how I express myself and is very much a part of who I am.


'Exotica' 1.2 x1.2 acrylic + pastel

/What kind of mediums do you like working with most?
I generally use acrylic because of the drying times, but also include other mediums such as inks, graphite and oil pastel into my work. I do love oils and intend to create more works down the track using oils.


'Exotica by Day' 1.2 x 1.2 acrylic and pastel

/What has been the inspiration behind your art for our Autumn Group Show?
The inspiration for the pieces in the Autumn Group Show was Light. Light has always held a fascination for me, whether it be light filtering through the branches and leaves on a tree, the lights at night or how light can reflect in a pool of water!!


'Worlds Apart' 1.2 x 1.8 acrylic and pastel

/What makes your work unique?
I believe my work is unique because of the emotion I put into it. I try to create work that makes the observer feel.
Thanks Michael! New pieces from Michael Bond will be available online from 5pm on 3rd May and in-store between 4th and 17th May as part of our Autumn Group Show.


'Lucid Dreaming' 1.5 x1.5 acrylic on gallery cotton raw oak frame

Please join Fenton & Fenton and our 5 participating artists at the launch event on May 4th, from 6pm - a curated art event and exhibition by Fenton & Fenton showcasing Australian talent Carly Williams, Kristen Daniels, Maryanne Moodie, Megan Grant and Michael Bond.



Xo
f&f


COLOURED-IN

Friday, April 21, 2017

It’s no secret that we love colour at Fenton & Fenton and our friends at Haymes Paint feel much the same way. This Autumn, it’s not about one colour, but a mélange of colours and depth of tones to liven up your home as more time is spent indoors.

 Yellow Knot Cushion | Louise Kyriakou - Buddy Vase | Mondo Blue Pale Velvet BenchCandycomb Dhurrie - Round | Original Italian Vintage Mustard Armchair |  
Paint: Wall colour ‘Goddess’ by Haymes Paint
 

Think deep and playful colours in saturated hues and contrasting palettes - like blushing peach, pale rust, deep charcoal and vivid shades of peacock green.

Here’s some of our faves:


1. A palette of blushing peach, deep charcoal rich navy velvet combine to create a luxe but lived in look, perfectly accented with brass touches and bone inlay.


Original Vintage Sofa | N2S Silk Carpet | Black Marble Oval Coffee Table | Brass Clam Shell | Bone Inlay Deco Side Table | Pile High Cushion | Kooshen Peacock Grey Silk Velvet Cushion | Blooming Viscose Carpet | Original Bitossi Table Lamp | Anaesthetic Crux Pendant | Onyx Brass Side Table | Brass Crab
Paint: Main wall ‘Blushing Peach’ and contract wall ‘ Impact ’ by Haymes Paint 

2. A playful palette of peacock green, calamine pink and a lively blue pair to perfection with our ‘wobbles’ dhurrie. 


Pink Vintage Velvet Chair with Chrome Frame | Brass Crab | Wobbles Dhurrie
Paint: Main wall ‘Goddess’, Side wall top ‘Flattery’ and bottom ‘Calamine Lotion’, by Haymes Paint.

3. Shades of amber, terracotta, and rust are rich, yet mellow, perfect for fireside cocktails and soulful tunes.


Black Rattan Bar Cart - Criss Cross| Mario Luca Giusti Tumblers
Paint: ‘Pale Rust’ by Haymes Paint.

Xo
f&f

You are Invited to our Autumn Group Show

Wednesday, April 19, 2017



Join us for an evening of art, live soulful tunes, gin cocktails and fun as we celebrate the changing of the seasons and our latest group show.

Showcasing a colourful and diverse collection of works by 5 of our renowned Australian artists – Carly Williams, Kristen Daniels, Maryanne Moodie, Megan Grant and Michael Bond.

The show opens on May 4th, 2017 at 6.00pm and RSVP’s are essential.



Opening night runs from 6.00 to 8.30pm. Come along and enjoy:

/ A colourful collection of art by Carly Williams, Kristen Daniels, Maryanne Moodie, Megan Grant and Michael Bond. 
/ A toast to Autumn with a signature gin cocktail by renowned Australian gin maker Four Pillars.
/ Live music by the vibrant duo Pam Wachira on vocals, supported by DJ Eddy Mac, all from Rutherford Entertainment.
/ Giveaways and lucky door prizes throughout the night.
/ Free entry, with RSVP essential and numbers limited.

The exhibition will then run until Wed 17th May. We hope you can make it.


Xox

f&f

Images styled by Heather Nette King with Fenton & Fenton products and Haymes Paint. Photography by Armelle Habib.
Event supported by Four Pillars Gin.





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