Another Australian talent is on the roster in the latest Artist Spotlight Series feature. 

I am drawn to her use of riotous color and movement. The textures are incredibly enticing as well. 

Enjoy getting to know

Barbara Kitallides 

Melbourne, Australia

PORTRAIT NEW YORK 2014

What is your training?

I studied an Art and Design Diploma at Chisholm College, Melbourne. Followed by Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication) at Monash University Melbourne

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What inspires you and your designs?

My main source of inspiration comes from my internal and external environment, what I see and feel. I also visit a lot of galleries both here in Melbourne and also when traveling.

 

 What is your favorite piece? 

Current favorite paintings:

Black Horizon I

BLACK HORIZON I FRAMED

Black Horizon II

BLACK HORIZON II FRAMED

Easy Lover I

EASY LOVER I FRAMED

Summer Rain / Yellow

SUMMER RAIN_YELLOW I FRAMED

 

How has your area influenced your work?

My work often has a reference to the ‘urban jungle’ in a metaphoric sense and also the physical landscape. But my influence usually comes more from my state of mind then my physical surroundings.

 

What is your favorite restaurant in Melbourne ?

Aside from my parents home cooked feasts!

Baby Pizza

Baby Pizza is a favorite. 

 

What is your favorite cocktail?

Spring/Summer: Mojito, champagne, wine

Autumn/Winter: Red wine

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How do you balance personal life and work?

I do not separate art from life, for me it’s all one.

 

Dream trip?

I’ve been fortunate to travel a lot over the years: Italy, Spain, Greece, Cyprus, New York, Indonesia, Thailand, Dubai.

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Skiathos and Latchi, Cyprus ‘Aphrodite’s water’

Next on the list is: Switzerland, LA

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Dream trip on loop is really simple – Mediterranean island, sun, sea, food, drinks with my loved ones.

 

Dream commission?

Large scale artwork for NGV

NGV GALLERY

and MOMA

The Museum Of Modern Art also known as MOMA

 

 

Your favorite host / hostess gift to give?

Champagne

 Champagne

Who is your style icon?

…1980’s Vogue (weird?)

VOGUE

Your favorite up and coming artist?

There are so many!

Todd Hunter is an amazing established artist in Australia.

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(TITLE: The Cruel Sea)

 

Emily Kame Kngwarreye (1910 – 2 September 1996)

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(TITLE: Big Yam Dreaming 1995)

 

 What is your most treasured possession?

I don’t have anything tangible that I treasure, my memories and life experiences are what I treasure most and family.

 

What are you reading?

 Re-reading The Alchemist (first time was in 1999)

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What are you listening to?

Everything!

I really do listen to all types of music (except jazz)…

MY SCHZAM

 

What are your favorite blogs / publications?

The Design Files

The Design Files screen shot

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Enjoy a look at Barbara’s beautiful portfolio.  Follow her on Instagram and her website too. 

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all art images via 

I would like to ask a favor,  please vote for me in the Trad Home search for the “New Trads Rising Stars in Design.

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You can vote daily until March 15th and I would really appreciate if you popped over after you read my blog each day. It just takes a jiffy.

This opportunity would be a true design dream.  There are many talented designers and friends in the running. Be sure to check them out too.  

VOTE HERE

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