Discover Your Art Style
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by Eden Young
7M ago
You’re spoilt for choice on Bluethumb, with a diverse selection of artwork by Australian artists for sale. Not sure what you like? No worries. Continue reading to learn what sets Abstract, Aboriginal, Impressionism, Australiana, and Pop Art styles apart and discover your art style. 1. Abstract Abstract art shies away from literal representation, emphasising visual elements like shape, colour, line, and form instead. It explores visual relationships and invites subjective interpretations. A breakaway from tradition, it’s a broad category covering diverse styles from Cubism to Abstract Expressio ..read more
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The Art of Inspiration
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by Eden Young
9M ago
Bluethumb’s flagship Richmond-based gallery is proud to present The Art of Inspiration, a group exhibition showcasing diverse artistic styles and mediums that pay tribute to the enduring influence of the art world’s great movers and shakers. Continue reading to learn more about some of the artworks on display, or check out this week’s curation, Echos of the Masters, to discover more art inspired by the greats. Liliana Gigovic Liliana Gigovic’s water lilies are inspired by Claude Monet’s iconic Impressionist series. Monet’s works capture the ephemeral qualities of light and atmosphere, dep ..read more
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10 Years of Bluethumb: Artists Supporting Artists
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by Grace Wye
11M ago
Knowing the art that inspires other artists is an insight into some of the most influential pieces to be found within the Australian art scene. What motivates the country’s creatives? What treasures can be found in their studios and homes? Bluethumb artists across all styles often share the joy they get from supporting artists on their socials; we’re bringing that joy to you this week. Ben Tankard: Inspiring Collectors, Supporting Artists After looking for a piece by the mysterious O. HIISI, the red roses were the first to find their way into Ben’s collection – swiftly followed by the Mudra M ..read more
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6 Artist Studios that Will Take Your Breath Away
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by Matilda Jenkins
11M ago
Artists’ studios inevitably reflect their work ethic and passion, and over the past year or so, we’ve been lucky enough to see inside a few of our artists’ own personal work spaces. It’s always a pleasure to see where the magic happens, so below, we’re revisiting a few of our favourite artist studios. Daniella Germain: Tiny Art, Tiny Studio Daniella Germain creates tiny watercolour pieces from her tiny backyard studio, which was custom built by her partner to sit among the garden of their suburban home. In Daniella’s own words, “I’m small, my studio is small, my works ..read more
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10 of the Best Emerging Nature Artists of 2021
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by Matilda Jenkins
11M ago
Unsurprisingly, many of the artists on Bluethumb take inspiration from Australia’s stunning flora and fauna, using art as a means to share their love for nature and advocate for its conservation. Below, we’ve sought out 10 of the top emerging nature artists. Read on to learn more about their creative passion. Painting a Fairytale: Katerina Apale Drawing and creativity have always been an important part of life for Latvian-born artist Katerina Apale. After high school, Katerina went on to pursue both her artistic passions and a degree in pedagogy at university, studying in s ..read more
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10 of the Best Australian Pop Artists
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by Megan George
11M ago
Born in the 1950s, the pop art movement borrows symbols and imagery from mass media and popular culture. Of the many notable names that pioneered the genre, it’s most famous proponent is Andy Warhol. While owning an original Warhol may be out of reach for most, there are some incredible homegrown talents riffing on contemporary iconography in art today. Below, browse a list of the fresh pop voices providing an updated take on the iconic Campbell’s soup can. From bestsellers to up and comers, there’s plenty of variety on display. Don’t let the search stop here though – disco ..read more
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10 Local Brisbane Artists You Should Know
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by Grace Wye
11M ago
Brisbane: a city on the rise known for its subtropical beaches, flourishing cultural scene, and, of course, some of Australia’s most budding and established artists. Many of our burgeoning artists take inspiration from the vibrant atmosphere as much as its stunning landscape that all year round amazes visitors and locals alike. Acquaint yourself with our top ten best selling and emerging artists on Bluethumb currently calling Australia’s third largest city and its surroundings home. 1. Franko: The Brisbane Bestseller Back in 2017, the Bluethumb team met Paul Franklin for the first time – the m ..read more
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A Bluethumb Success Story: Ben Tankard
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by Grace Wye
11M ago
Five years ago, Bluethumb first met the then surrealist painter Ben Tankard. Based in the picturesque Blue Mountains, Ben Tankard’s reputation as an artist has transitioned from the surreal scenes he initially created, to the abstract phenomena that draw inspiration from classic and current pop culture references. The ‘Popular Penguin’ paperback books, the classic Monopoly board and the household staple Uno have all featured in Ben’s work, taking centre stage through his own process of abstraction. You’ll find his work featured in publications across the country, including Art Edit Magazine, T ..read more
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Top 10 Artists of 2022
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by Eden Young
1y ago
In 2022, Bluethumb collectors preferred large-scale abstract artworks. When you discover our established sellers‘ skills and unique styles, it’s clear why. In no particular order, we present the top 10 artists of 2022!  Sophie Lawrence Sophie Lawrence has gone from strength to strength since joining Bluethumb in 2019. Her paint layered artworks are a textural delight with a rich depth of colour and visual intrigue. Sophie specialises in creating vibrant large-scale floral paintings and joyful landscapes inspired by her Canberra surroundings.  Blue Night Hydrangea by Sophie Lawrence ..read more
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Donovan Christie: In Memory of the Milk Bar
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by Grace Wye
1y ago
Often mistaken for photographs, the meticulous nature of Donovan Christie‘s paintings firmly secures them within the highest tier of realism. Adelaide-based, Donovan is best-known for his urban landscapes, which highlight a nostalgia of times gone by within quintessential parts of Australian culture we now run the risk of losing. Ahead of his upcoming solo exhibition that’s set to hit Melbourne at the end of May, we caught up with Donovan on the path that led to a painting career and the discussion we all should be having over Australia’s fading shopfronts. The man behind the milk bars: Donov ..read more
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