Artist to the Starts..Australian Artist brings Australia to Celebrities.
You know those moments when you have to pinch yourself to remind yourself that YES…this is actually happening?
Well 2018 was full of those moments and one of the highlights for me has been producing a Petite Range of original artworks for winners, nominees and talent showcased at the 2019 Golden Globes and the 2019 Oscars.
Following initial discussions with one of the few companies who provide Celebrity Gift Bags during Hollywood Award Season, I was selected as the exclusive artist to provide artworks for the Hollywood Swagbag to celebrate the Golden Globes and Academy Awards. I am one of two Australian artists and one of three arts worldwide who have ever been included.
The brief was to create original artworks – 50 for each award ceremony. Each piece to be completely unique from the others. My inspiration for the designs was that each artwork represent a small piece of Australia. Whether it be the outback, sand, sunsets or the ocean over a 9 month period I painted, poured and created the necessary unique pieces of art to be gifted at the Four Seasons Hotel to celebrate the Golden Globes & Oscars. And OMG…what fun!
And of course, each artwork was individually hand wrapped, and sealed.
It is an incredible opportunity for me to be a part of bringing Australian Visual Arts – and in fact Australian lifestyle to the international stage.
Looking back over these pieces, naming each one I trust that each one has been received by the person that it will resonate most with. Images of some of the pieces provided are below.
The recipients who received my artworks following the Golden Globes and Oscars (Academy Awards) are:
Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Ellen De Generes, Emily Blunt, Glenn Close, Helen Mirrin, Remi Malek,
Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman, Elsie Fisher, Raline Shah, Cate Blanchett , Sam Elliott, Paul Rudd, Adriana Lima, Winston Duke, Mike Myers,
Melissa McCarthy, Nick Jonas, Nicole Kidman, Amy Adams, Benedict Cumberbatch, Elisabeth Moss, Emma Stone, Justin Hurwitz, Tina Fey,
Jeff Bridges, Antonio Banderas, Jane Fonda, Hugh Grant, Emma Watson, Danai Guria, Kiki Layne, John Krasinski, Willem Dafoe, Kayli Carter,
Maise Williams, Mary J Blige, Peter Czernin, Rachel Brosnahan, Rachel Weisz, Elisabeth Moss, Timothee Chalamet, RuPaul, Troye Svan,
Wendell Pierce, Allison Janney, Alan Arkin, Brie Larson, Armie Hammer, Joe Alwynk, Jane Krakowski, Emilia Clarke, Michelle Williams, Gary Wilson,
Richard Grant, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joseph Mazzello, Sarah Paulson, Priyanka Chopra, Spike Lee, Queen Latifah, Lupita Nyongo,
Andrew Dice Clay, Michael Henry, Lilly Melgar, Plastic Martyr, Jackie Jackson and Marlon Jackson.
Thank you to Celebrity & Hollywood Gifting for all your efforts in organising the Hollywood Swag-bags.