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Rachel Kennedy Art - Super Lover Art Print

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.

Rachel Kennedy Designs - Love Like Oceans Print

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 Kenndy Designs - Super Love Print Rachel Kennedy Designs - Just Another Dreamer Print

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”.

Rachel Kennedy from Rachel Kennedy DesignsWith 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”.

Rachel Kennedy Designs - Happily Ever After Print

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

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Chris Carroll

Outside of writing this blog, Chris is an interior designer, presenter and author. He’s also spent time on TV, on Channel 10’s Changing Rooms, as well presenting segments on Channel 7’s Sunrise and The Morning Show. If you’d like to book a design consult with Chris, you can find out more here

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  1. ‘Love Is’ is my favourite! It is bold, It is amazing! It reminds me of the love i have for my children, strong, unyeilding and faithful. I would love this in my lounge room to serve as a constant reminder of the power of my love.

  2. Although I love the “happily ever after”, my husband has stage 4 cancer so I don’t feel I could hang it in my home. However I can totally imagine hanging the “Love like oceans” in my lounge when it gets painted very soon!

  3. “Love Like Oceans #2” (& #1) would be my pick. My little boy has the most beautiful blue/green eyes and the colours in this piece remind me of his sweet, glassy stare. It would be so lovely to have this piece in my home

  4. Every love story is definitely my favourite. My gorgeous girlfriend and I just celebrated our one year anniversary – she gave me the card version of this print and I would love to be able to surprise her with the actual print 🙂

  5. So hard to choose – but I am always drawn back to love like oceans #1 – I live in Manly and love the beach lifestyle and feel this piece would look great in my new place

  6. Live like oceans speaks to me about my very own love story- from still and deep, to all encompassing and overwhelming, turbulent, vast, full, clear surface with true beauty underneath, both risks and rewards. Xx

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