We first discovered Sydney artist and illustrator Adriana Picker back in 2014. Instantly smitten by her meticulously detailed line work and botanical subject matter, we’ve keenly followed her career for the past three years.
Adriana doesn’t waste a moment. Since completing her studies at COFA (now known as UNSW Art & Design), she has built a seriously impressive portfolio of illustration work for clients including Absolut Vodka, Mambo, Real Living Magazine and Gourmet Traveller. She has also worked as a Costume illustrator on feature films including Australia and The Great Gatsby, where her illustrations were shown at the 2014 Academy Awards, when Costume Designer Catherine Martin won an Oscar – AMAZING!
More recently, Adriana has also created two immensely popular illustrated colouring books, ‘The Garden of Earthly Delights’ and ‘Where the Wildflowers Grow’, published by Hardie Grant in 2015 and 2016 respectively.
Though Adriana has exhibited extensively in Sydney, we’re THRILLED to bring her work to Melbourne for the very first time. ‘A Brightness Falls’ is her first exhibition of paintings on canvas, and presents a new-found celebration of colour for Adriana, whose previous work has tended toward a more monochrome palette.
‘I wanted to explore lush, vibrant and joyously colourful plants for this show’ says the artist. ‘The large scale of these works has allowed me to focus on the texture of the foliage… This is what I am increasingly interested in exploring in my work; texture and pattern.’
A Brightness Falls is a celebration of Adriana’s life-long passion for nature and the botanical form. Often-overlooked species which Adriana affectionately refers to as ‘Nana plants’ – Nasturtiums, Pelargoniums and Bromeliads – are rediscovered in a bold, contemporary context.
All the works in Adriana’s upcoming show are now pictured on the TDF Collect website. We are accepting pre-sales for the show from today – all enquiries please email firstname.lastname@example.org– thankyou!
A Brightness Falls by Adriana Picker
Open from 4th to 9th March 2017
14 Little Oxford St
Opening Saturday 4th March, 10.00am – 5.00pm with opening drinks from 2.00pm onwards!