"My vision is providing handcrafted, contemplative artworks that speak to artisan quality and hold the unique marks of the maker".
Welcome to Artemple.Global, from the beautiful Byron Bay Hinterland, Australia.
Artemple.Global was established as an independent artist platform for showcasing unique and beautiful fine art photography and other hand crafted artworks. Many of them are created through labour intensive processes that carry the individual and unique marks of the maker and a return to bespoke art created in the realm of artisan ateliers of old. Increasingly, in response to a world where mass production is not only damaging our environment, degrading the worth of humans through exploiting low income labour in developing countries and devaluing consumer goods in a throw away world, there is a movement that encourages us to quiet the pace of our visual experience and change the way we approach how we make and see art. Slow art. It is about purposely stepping out of the frantic pace of the technology age, slowing our minds down and creating pleasurable internal states of experience through creative experiences. Slow art encourages the beholder to contemplate the art slowly and mindfully and explore and savour all aspects of the visual journey.
"Creating and viewing art should be a mindful experience grounded in integrating sensations, knowledge, and emotions"
I am an interdisciplinary artist and process historian and also the founder and principle artist of Artemple.Global. My work is created by bringing together various disciplines working together mutually through notions of concept, philosophy, and process. The magic of the natural world is my source of inspiration and a strong academic base informs and underpins my responses to my surrounding environments. My visual imagery work draws on objects and experiences with the desire to stimulate the imagination and internal psychological responses of my audience. This visual investigation of the subject matter seeks to engage the viewer on several levels; to prompt or challenge social collective memory and to evoke the viewers’ internal dialogue of their experience and to contemplate what this means.
I have exhibited internationally and my work is held in various collections including university and gallery collections around the world. Alongside creating both contemporary & photographic fine art, I specialise in combining 21st century digital imagery with 18th and 19th century antiquarian photographic printing processes, creating hand crafted, unique state artworks. The result is a wonderful intersection between the material nature of these one of a kind, precious and historical articles and the ephemeral nature of the digital image in a technology age. It is through this intersection that I seek to create a pause for the viewer to see the digital world through the paradigm of a more refined, artisan and bespoke framework.
I have 7 university degrees and am a qualified life development coach with a Masters of Science (Coaching Psychology), and run an evidence based practice grounded in positive psychology, mindfulness & creativity. I also offer creative workshops and retreats that incorporate mindfulness into an arts based framework at my Studio Atelier located in a beautiful 25 acre rainforest property in the Byron Hinterland.