Susie Monte Art
I'm an Australian artist based in Melbourne creating abstract acrylic paintings that are both playful and sophisticated.
I combine my love of geometric abstraction, minimalism and colour to create work that will both energise and calm a space.
My art heroes include Frida Kahlo, Matisse, Andy Warhol and David Hockney but of all I love Frida the most. Hailing from the country - Albury - I'm naturally drawn to nature and I particularly love birds and flowers and the colours and patterns in them. I also love the natural curiosity of children and their sense of freedom and innocence. All of this I unconsciously channel into my work.
Through my practice I wish to explore the impact that colour and form can create and I particularly seek to spark joy in the viewer. My main drive is to create immersive and harmonious pieces that convey a sense of freedom and give pleasure.
Drunk on Water
Drunk on Water is where I create all of my digital designs including my popular native Australian animal designs. I started Drunk on Water in 2013 as I felt there were too many glum artworks around and that Melbourne was getting too monochrome. I love the way colour (and form) can make you feel. It's powerful what you live with on a day-to-day basis and my prints and cushions will instantly happify your space.