BEHIND THE SCENES
INTRODUCING Crissie Rodda
Crissie is an illustrator, textile designer and professional rainbow maker; who loves eclectic interiors, vintage fabric and spending time in the great New Zealand outdoors. Creatively curious by nature, she paints, draws and doodles nearly everyday; creating playful patterns, illustrations and textiles that burst with colour and joy. Her work is inspired by nature, mid-century aesthetics, fashion and her antipodean roots. When she's not designing, you'll find Crissie pottering in her garden, playing with her 3 daughters or sipping hot tea on the deck of her rural Waikato home.
Crissie contributed 2 very popular designs. MONTY inspired from her pet Monstera plant, and BUTTERFLY (a conscious cloth that donates 10% to Forest & Bird.
INTRODUCING Greg Straight
Greg could be described as an illustrator, artist and graphic designer but in recent years he’s grown to become one of NZ’s most prolific illustrators. Greg began his creative life with fine arts, his career has evolved from a well-oiled background - graduate of Elam School of Fine Arts (majoring in painting) followed by a successful career in graphic design. His distinctive yet versatile style has become in demand by a number of iconic kiwi brands and international clients.
He has two popular collaborations with The Green Collective. Bee
& Snapper SPRUCE. Both are linked with wonderful charities Trees For Bees & Sustainable Coastlines.
INTRODUCING Kyla K
Kyla K is a creative based in Christchurch, New Zealand who loves to draw, paint, and design. With all her projects, she aims to bring joy to the world - whether through a mural, an illustration or an interior space. Since launching out on her own, she has focused on collaborating with good people to spread the good vibes!
She has two popular collaborations with The Green Collective. Zen & Produce SPRUCE
INTRODUCING Catherine Marion from Folklore & Flora
Catherine has produced such a powerful image for her SPRUCE. Coral & Kina represents the fragile ecosystem in our reefs. 10% of all profits through sales of this SPRUCE go straight to Chasing Coral's Fund.
Originally from the busy city of Montreal, Catherine Marion studied visual art and graphic design at Laval University in Quebec. Pursuing a career as a graphic designer, Catherine worked in both Canada and Scotland before moving to New Zealand with the aim of creating her own work and being closer to nature.
Inspired by her surroundings much of Catherine's work takes shape after the careful selection of a colour palette, this decision defines the whole atmosphere of her painting. Once the colour palette is chosen, Catherine studies the flowers, foliage and animals she finds in her everyday life; observing new blooms in her garden, at the beach, at the side of the road or at the river Catherine draws these observations in a sketch book she constantly carries with her. Through this process, Catherine wishes to create pieces of art that connect with people and remind them of the rich diversity of nature (which we too often forget to appreciate).
INTRODUCING, Sophie Holt from Studio Soph
Sophie is surrounded by artists in her family and it certainly had an influential effect on her. She can express herself in different mediums from clay to paper to clothing and more. The beautiful designs she has collaborated with The Green Collective are sell outs and incredibly popular.
We have added new SPRUCE designs and TEA TOWELS featuring her designs.
'Ever since I was a young girl, drawing was my favourite thing to do (besides climbing trees, building huts and making up my own fairy tales) I was born in Christchurch (New Zealand) but I grew up in the Netherlands where I got my degree in Graphic Design. I came back to New Zealand nine years ago and moved to Motueka.
Here I'm living my dream; being a full time artist.'
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INTRODUCING, Bec Brown from Clouds of Colour
Bec was one of our first collaborators and her eye catching designs are always sell out successes. She is an artist and graphic designer, designing & creating original watercolour artworks, stationery, wedding stationery, children’s bedroom decor & fabric designs including a beautiful range of cushions, headscarves + more! A link to her inspiring website is below. Thank you Bec!
"My art is inspired by wild flowers, floral wallpapers, embroidery books and repeated patterns found in nature.
Life currently consists of painting and designing, being a full time mumma, filling my home with beautiful things and too many indoor plants, road trip dreaming, exploring my growing interest in plant based nutrition and exploring every piece of my creativity".
INTRODUCING, Georgina Hoby Scutt.