I finally own a Piece of this Coveted Art (and you can win some too!)
I wish I were super creative. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not being down on myself; I can write, I get my craft and DIY on sometimes, and I can certainly style a room. But then there’s the sort of super creativity that people like Rachel Kennedy have that just makes you think… woah, this gal is truly something.
It’s this ‘truly something’ that Rachel possesses (an X Factor of sorts) that led her and partner Jarrod to start their art biz back in 2012. A few years later, the designs are springing up everywhere and with very good reason; they’re utterly amazing.
I was lucky enough to secure the Super Love print from this dynamic duo (see it below), and in today’s post I’m giving you the chance to win one of your own artworks. Read on to hear more about the talented Rachel Kennedy and enter to win a piece of her work.
Rachel spent many years working as a graphic designer, but got to a point in her career where she had her own ideas and was keen to explore them outside of her 9 to 5. Thankfully, around the same time, husband Jarrod had a change in career too.
“[He] took an interest in the business side of what I was doing,” Rachel tells me. “We worked well together and saw the opportunity to raise our family and our business hand in hand”.
With two children to look after, the business affords them freedom both literally and creatively. There’s more flexibility, and it’s allowed them to take the business from greeting cards (which is where they started), to artworks and a soon-to-land new range, which Rachel tells me will be more simplistic and textural.
“Very different to anything we have done before,” she adds.
I often wonder where artists draw inspiration from. Many of them say it comes from everyday life and Rachel’s situation is no different. I’ve come to learn over the years – meeting creative types – that you either have an artistic mind or you don’t, and as you can see from the stunning work in this post… Rachel has it.
In terms of how the colourful prints come together, Rachel explains that it starts out with a concept or theme.
“The process varies from design to design but often involves painting a base layer, with acrylic or water colour paints,” she says. “From there we create a digital copy and add any text or additional layers. We then have our pieces printed locally, with environmentally friendly inks and paper stocks”.
All of the materials for the prints are sourced locally, crafted here and made to the highest possible environmental standards. Almost all of their products made from 100% recycled paper and printed with non-harmful vegetable & soy based inks.
“I’ve been really blessed to grow up surrounded by beautiful beaches and natural spaces and it’s become a valuable part of our lives. It’s made it important for us to know that the products we use are the most respectful and responsible possible”.
I love the story behind this local brand just as much as I adore the prints. If you’re feeling the same warm and fuzzies that I am over Rachel’s work, hit the competition below and go in the draw to win a piece! Your walls will thank you.
>>> WIN a PRINT FROM RACHEL KENNEDY DESIGNS <<<
To go in the draw to win a print of your choice:
– Click here to see the Rachel Kennedy Designs range
– Drop a comment below naming your fave piece and why
Comp open to Aus residents only. Comp closes 11.59pm, Wednesday June 17