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Meet The Artist: Vynka Hallam
Tell us about your background and how you got into art.
Originally from Perth, my husband and I have been overseas for a while, but we are now based in Cronulla, Sydney.
My works celebrate a quality which exaggerates colour and perspectives, intentionally exposing brush marks and paint drips to show signs of the hand made and contribute to the visual environment of my works. I also believe there is an honesty in the imperfect.
Where do you draw inspiration from?
Subjects for my art are a diverse fusion of my personal travels and experiences along with memories and encounters with the special individuals I’ve met. I find moments that inspire me, endeavour to capture them and translate them into my art so my audience can experience them as well.
What is your preferred medium for creating art? Does this ever change depending on the project?
I generally always paint on Linen canvas, as I love the natural fibres and texture that it brings into my paintings. Sometimes this changes depending on the piece or the requests from collectors.
What was the inspiration behind The Butler mural?
I drew inspiration from the initial brief and the creative collaboration between Glendalough Rose Gin and The Butler. Roses took centre stage, mirroring the significance of the ‘Please & Thank You’ cocktail in this artistic endeavour.
Your favourite cocktail at the Butler In Bloom?
I really enjoyed having the Please & Thank you the other night and also the strawberry Aperol spritz!