The Artists Way: Nyssa

The Artists Way: Nyssa

Here’s a few words from Nyssa about her art and her journey. Follow her on her Instagram 

My names Nyssa and I have been passionate about creating art ever since I could hold a pencil and glide it across the walls of my parents home. A piece of paper and pen has always grasped my attention more than anything else, I suppose it’s because when I made art for people who I love/loved it made me happy when they thought it was something worthy of being kept – and the more positive feedback I was given the more I wanted to create.

Although I have had many issues with “artists block” and I’m not sure whether that’s from lack of inspiration or just the factor of having depression. I tend to create heavier pieces of work when I am feeling down or when I want to “escape” I start doing pieces that involve a lot of detail and effort so I can be in my own world and only focus on that piece, nothing else.

I do get a lot of inspiration from people, whether it be their eyes or the shape of their body, as well as plants and also psychedelics.

I don’t have a personal style yet but that’s because I enjoy experimenting with a lot of different mediums and now I’m creating a lot of commission art work for friends as well as people I’ve never met. I’m working my way towards being able to becoming a tattoo artist so the personal art I create can be with someone forever.

The Artists Way: Monique Tippett Artist

The Artists Way: Monique Tippett Artist

As the day grows old and the sun sinks beneath the horizon, I am surrounded by a forest that hums with life, surrounded by the sounds of birds in song. I gaze upon the canopy, searching for the source of such sweet sounds and suddenly it all makes sense. At this particular moment I’m lost in thought, filled with inspiration and transported to a whole new world. About now you’re probably wondering what I’m talking about, let me explain. You see, I just spent the last few hours in the art studio of Monique Tippett, watching in awe as she goes about creating her art. Monique’s  creative endeavours are all inspired by the surrounding Dwellingup Forrest. It is here a simple walk will fill her soul with inspiration. It is that very forest that I refer to above.

Monique’s artwork inspired by her surroundings, is a mixture of sculpture, painting and well anything else she feels like trying at the time. Monique has a particular affection with the technique of pyrography. I could tell this was one of her favorite techniques as I saw her eyes light up when she spoke of it. It is a combination of the above that has lead her work to be hung in places like Parliament House, Sir Charles Gairdner Mental Health Hospital and a personal favorite of mine Cheeky Monkey Brewery, along with many more.

To find out more about Monique and her work head to her website and check out her socials below.