Hello I'm Alana a mixed medium visual artist for home decor products based in the Wairarapa,
The vision for my artwork is to evoke happiness in people and to allow them to escape to a therapeutic place of beautiful scenery, that's healing.
For the past two years, my focus has been primarily illustrating NZ & Australia native fauna and birds. I choose to work with this combination of subject matters due to the beauty and graceful nature of birds that represent freedom and praise as they rejoice when they sing. As for plants and flowers, I love the idea of bringing nature and life back into the indoors.
After receiving the award of 1st place in the Resene scaleable mural design competition in October 2021, it amped me to make my art designs available across more home interior design elements; i.e. splashbacks, window/glass film and wallpaper or decals.
I would describe my style as being mystical realism. I still place my subject matter in it's natural environment; however, the atmosphere is too perfect to be real, giving that mystical sense to my artwork.
I aim to show creation off at its finest, as though it was the ‘Garden of Eden’ before the fall, where there was perfect harmony, joy, and no decay or predators. I get a lot of my ideas from biblical references, and subtly weave these themes of rejoice, peace, love, harmony, beauty, and royalty into my artworks and title names.
Read the article about my artwork, written from Habitat by Resene here