Judge for the Jewellery Association of Australia Design Sketch and Render competition.
I was honoured to be asked by the JAA to help judge this year’s entries for their biannual art competition open to designers and students of jewellery making. It was a tough field! The ideas and craftsmanship of the art was superb and the student entries blew my mind. If you think all possible design ideas for rings and jewellery have been done, think again. Enjoy the slideshow below:
Charmaine Coxon is launching her blog this month and asked me to paint a modern fresh portrait for her logo. She actually looks this good! I wish her all the best in her new venture.
Neon Model Management
I was thrilled to hand-paint a series of curvy gals for the launch of #neoncurve, a capsule collection of gorgeous dresses for the curvy ladies.
Sydney fashion illustrator Marta Madison’s placecard illustration for the Boo Hoo Curvy launch 2019
Fashion Illustrator Marta Madison is guest trainer at Diamond Exchange Sydney’s jewellery sketch master class
I was approached by the Diamond Exchange, Sydney to hold a bespoke master class on sketching jewellery. I designed the 3 hour curriculum to cover the essentials of sketching rings for consultations using some of my unique drawing techniques. I was impressed not only by the quality of the rings, but of the wonderfully engaging students who proved to be quick learners and well up to the task. They showed in-depth understanding of their craft. If you ever get a chance, visit their elegant showroom on Level 5, 387 George St. George St.
Sizing chart illustrations for The Swank Store
In 2019 I had the pleasure to work with Aaron and his team for a day of sketching and socialising at The Swank Store to produce a comprehensive set of sizing guide images for their website.
They have a gorgeous range of elegant kaftans, tops and dresses for those casual carefree summer nights. My job was to draw sketches to show how the garment fits on the body to help clients get the right fit before ordering on their website.
Feature Jewellery Artist: Jewellers Association of Australia, April Edition, JNEWS
Fashion illustrator Marta Madison featured in Jewellers Association of Australia magazine for April with her tutorial on how to paint a pearl and diamond pendant. Said Marta, “Jewellery has long been one of my passions and I was thrilled to be featured alongside luminary designers with my paintings.”
No Place Like Home – Art Exhibition, August 2018
Link Housing’s art exhibition titled “No place like home”, raises awareness about the importance of having a safe and secure”home”, and encourages healthy debate and discussion on the important issue of affordable housing.
This exhibition, now in its third year, hopes to highlight the effects safe secure housing has on a persons overall health and well being as well as its benefits to communities.
International Women’s Day Group Show March 2018 Tap Gallery
Held annually on 8 March at the Tap Gallery, Darlinghurst NSW. I enjoyed mingling with talented women artists, celebrating diversity and friendship at this well-known Sydney gallery.
Jordean Gifts, Grand Opening 13 April 2018
The fashionable and friendly gathered for an evening of exquisite food and delightful scents at 9 Atchison St St. Leonards. on 13 April 2018.
I was asked to add some of my unique art sparkle to the event by doing live portraits of some of the glamorous guests. I enjoyed it so much! I met lovely people and was so honoured to give the gift of art. Many thanks to owner, Melissa Ji for this great opportunity videographer, Landis, from Red Sleeve Studio for the perfect video.
Finalist! Putting the touching finishes on my entry for the JustArt Competition run by the Law Society of NSW.
The piece, titled “After the Ride” takes a fashion approach, focusing on the rider’s attire. I love the handcrafted elegance and utility of the riding boot, amazed that leather can be at once so sturdy yet so soft. Below is a short fun video of me dropping of my painting 18 Oct 2017. Happy day!
Held in August 2016, the Cancer Council, in collaboration with the Space Gallery, invited 60 artists to support cancer research by painting the theme ‘yellow’ on a 30cm x30cm board. This was a worthwhile cause and raised a lot of money and united artists from all over NSW. I was honoured to win first prize for my piece “No Better Friend” which celebrates the healing and important relationships between animals and those who are sick.
Feature illustration of Kellie Ann Lincoln in Brisbane’s online Fashion Weekly magazine.wearing a Berta gown from Brides by Francesca. Sept 2016.