Fiona Paltridge (Australia)

To book Fiona's classes go to SENZ SHOP 

 

Blog: http://pastichescrapbookstudio.blogspot.co.nz/

I am a self-confessed art-a-holic.  I have always been an artistic person right from a very young age. I’ve been blessed my whole life to be surrounded by encouraging and inspiring artistic women including my mum and my grandma who were both amazing oil painters. I attribute my adventurous nature to their continuous encouragement and support.

I discovered scrapbooking more than 15 years ago when my children were much smaller but only recently have I returned to developing a more expressive style in my art. I still love my scrapbooking but I really like to stretch my creative rubber band and delve into new artistic territory.

My style has developed over the last few years to incorporate the inclusion of my love of anything messy. All sorts of varying paints and sprays now adorn my creations and recently I've been experimenting with abstract designs and art journaling. 

My busy line up currently consists of several design team commitments including 7 Dots Studio, Viva Las Vegastamps and Dusty Attic. I have also been blessed to be able to create my own stamp line with AALL and Create an online scrapbooking community based in London that reaches far across the globe and I am also currently designing new paper collections for 13 Arts and stencils for Donna Downey Studios as part of the 2017 Artist Gang that will be released very soon. These experiences are simply amazing and I am very thankful for the opportunities but the most rewarding experience has been the opportunities to develop beautiful friendships with friends from all around the world sharing our ideas and love of anything creative.

The most recent highlight for me has been the opportunity to teach in Paris at the Version Scrap Expo in April 2017. If you had of told me a couple of years ago that this opportunity would present itself to me, I would have thought you were insane!

Mostly I just like to create and I think it’s important that creation is a form of expression. I don’t aim to develop a certain style but rather look at new ways of representing my ideas in my work.  My motivation to expand my skills and love of creating comes from the saying “The only artist you should compare yourself to is the one you were yesterday”.  Each time I sit down to create, I ask myself “I wonder what I’ll discover today”.

 

 

We are very excited that SENZ will be Fiona’s first time teaching in NZ.