Sunshine Coast art scene is bursting at the seams

11 October, 2011
Author: Charles Hodgson

Tiffany Atkin

is a designer and illustrator based on the Sunshine Coast, QLD. Heavily influenced by her time spent wandering aimlessly through the streets of Tokyo, her work is colourful, feminine and ‘super kawaii’. She blends vector, pen and ink, paint, scanned textures and collage to create whimsical work reminiscent of a sunny morning in Harajuku. Aside from an obsession with Japanese pop culture, she is inspired by pattern, the female figure, forest animals, colour and fashion. Her current series ‘Tokyo Pop’ pays homage to the wonderfully bizarre and beautifully backwards world of contemporary Japan.

Evangeline Cachinero

is a visual artist living on the Sunshine Coast, born in Wollongong and raised in Spain and America. A bit of a creative tornado, Evangeline is always into new projects such as: artformyrent, artist by artist, monobrow creative and Explicitly Graphic. She loves working with mixed media, multimedia, social media and collaborating with other artists. Some of her favorite tools are raw canvas, paper, pencil, charcoal, enamel, acrylic, oil, oil pastels, markers, lace, a camera, books, a mac, felt tip pens, sharpies, masking tape, rulers, photographs, video and the internet. When she writes her juicy life bio it will have stories that will embarrass her family, piss off ex-boyfriends, may incriminate her in several countries for various reasons and question her decision-making abilities. [Watch this space].

Anita Pettinato

grew up in Sydney and now lives on QLD’s Sunshine Coast. She is a powerhouse of many hats…Oral Health Therapist by Vocation & Impassioned Artist by calling. She has always had a deep passion for art and started painting in 2001 for fun. By 2002 her first private exhibition was held in Brisbane and others soon followed. In 2008 Anitas work was selected to grace the set of the national TV show ‘Big Brother’ and was also chosen as the face of the Mardi Gras ’11 gallery in Sydney. She has also been a finalist in the Sunshine Coast Art Prize ’10 at the Caloundra Regional Gallery, and was recently invited to exhibit exclusive art shows at Sexpo nationally. Her work has become increasingly popular and is sought after with interior designers, collectors and funky art lovers. Anita is an artist of passion and obsession with an affinity for the retro / pop art world. Her detailed work reflects the perfection of the human hand and inspires re-evaluating reliance on digital mediums. Her mantra for ‘No Rules’ never fails to inspire a unique piece. Her inspiration – People, Hypnotic Music, Great Sex, and a Wicked Drink! Anitas exclusive/original acrylic artworks on canvas, are signed with her trademark hand print and signature, and come with a certificate of authenticity.