The Art Roomies
A community of colourful characters share and work within the three massive Art Room studios. We call ourselves the Art Roomies.
This is a little bit about each of us.
The Art Studio Manager
UK trained Textile Designer, Helen reinvented her hand painting design career in 2010 by combining her love of colour and children to create her own brand ColourMeArt – Colouring for kids which can be found in shops, galleries and museums all over Australia.
Helen’s original artwork is licenced to several homewares brands and you can find her paintings, ceramics and her pet portraits on her helenashleydesigns website.
Oneday is a bespoke property branding and real estate marketing agency. We offer print, advertising and digital solutions for real estate agents and property developers Australia wide.
With 15 years industry experience we love nothing more than transforming and growing real estate brands and bringing property developments to life. We are completely client focused which means we can offer total design flexibility and have a real love for what we do.
Renae Smith – The Atticism
Founded in 2012, The Atticism is a unique PR agency that has been awarded, both locally and internationally, as one of Australia’s healthiest workplaces. The team consists of Renae (Founder & Director); Ben (Snr Account Director); Carolina (Account Director); Maggie (Account Manager) and Moreton (Editor & Content Manager).
The Atticism specialise in creating individually targeted media campaigns that are unique and engaging. We avoid using ‘textbook’ methods when pitching to our media contacts and are committed to helping our clients stand out from the crowd. The Atticism assist clients with public relations, brand development, social media and event concepts; specialising in the urban lifestyle and hospitality demographic.
Tricia Taylor is a Master Pastellist from Australia with 20 years of experience working with pastels. Recognized for capturing the beauty of light, Tricia’s award winning seascapes are her specialty.
The way the pastel becomes your brush and the paper your pallet is immediate and exciting to paint with. The subtle colour effects you can gain by glazing one colour over another gives a great depth to the artwork. As a Master Pastellist I have the ability to paint any subject from seascape and still life to portraits and figures. Oils are also on my list of painting medium that I love. Large format impressionism and impasto work are my joy.
As a seascape artist I enjoy capturing the movement of the waves and the play of light on the sand. You have all the senses at once, the sound, the smell, the feel of the water, the texture of the sand. It’s constantly moving, which is mesmerizing. I recall a quote from Max Lucado about the ocean relating to God. “It’s always here, it’s always deep and it never ends.”
Tricia Taylor was awarded Master Pastellist status with the Pastel Society of Australia in 2011 and has won many awards including Pastellist of the Year. Tricia’s work has been published in a variety of national art magazines including Australian Artist, Art Edit and Paint and Draw Magazine UK. Teaching from beginners to advanced students for many years Tricia her workshops are in demand in Australia and internationally including Fiji, New Zealand and the USA.
Unison Pastels, a handmade pastel company form the UK have endorsed Tricia’s artwork by creating the Tricia Taylor pastel sets. Seascape, Rock and
Earth and Sand colour selections are available on her website. With their 30th Anniversary in 2017 they have recently made Tricia an Accredited Unison Artist.
If you would like to learn how to paint seascapes Tricia has brought out instructional DVD’s also.
B Creative Enterprises – Bojana Maric
B Creative Enterprises is your ultimate creative marketing agency specialising in all this Social Media. B Creative’s mission is to INSPIRE businesses to showcases the best version of themselves, to CREATE unique content and strategies that will lead them to SUCCEED.
Chee Lam Design
Chee Lam Design (CLD) is a Sydney-based studio with a strong focus on producing creative, unique and thoughtful design outcomes that are specific to a project’s program, people and place.
Under the leadership of Chee Lam, CLD undertakes architecture, interiors and design projects across the commercial, public and residential spectrum, with a particular focus on delivering commercial interior environments.
The studio has over 20 years experience in the industry, across all phases of the design process, from developing briefs and concept designs through to project realization, including client liaison, team and consultant coordination, detail documentation and delivery.
Chee’s passion for design in all its forms and excellent communication skills coupled with an ability to apply creative thinking across disciplines allows the studio to comfortably work on projects that range from architecture, interiors and exhibitions to designing for film and theatre.
The studio maintains an open and collaborative relationship with its network of past project partners and consultants to enable the delivery of projects of varying type, scale and complexity.
Chee is registered with the NSW Architects Registration Board and is a Green Star Associate with the Green Building Council of Australia. He is also a part-time academic, lecturing and tutoring within the Faculty of the Built Environment at UNSW.
We welcome the opportunity to discuss any projects that you may have over a coffee.
Xuck Design – Cale Manfield
XUCK is a Sydney Graphic Designer. XUCK has varied experience working within an agency and as a freelance designer. In the last decade, XUCK’s founder and designer, Cale Manfield has worked alongside high profile brands such as Coco Republic, TFE Hotels, Jonah’s, Radisson Hotels, McGrath Real Estate, Ray White, Raine & Horne, LJ Hooker, Range Rover, Hungerford Hill, Taylors Wines, Bupa, Wagamama, Macquarie Bank and ALH Group.
XUCK approaches design from a “less is more” space. Where the focus becomes the minimalistic and refined aspects of design – leaving room for the brands persona to be seen. XUCK carries this philosophy across all mediums.
XUCK has a creative beard and refuses to shave it off. He understands his graphic design powers (print and digital) stems from the beard and will be lost forever if shaved off.
Keren Rockman – Interior Designer and Painter
Sydney-based Rock Interiors was founded in 2009 by Keren Rockman, interior designer , Artist and Landscape Architect (B. L.Arch. UNSW).
Keren has extensive experience in the design industry and now spends her days following her passion, creating interior spaces that reflect the personal style of those that occupy them. She believes every space, indoor and out should stimulate your senses, inspire curiosity, tell a story and ultimately have a unique sense of place.
Keren enjoys the design process and engages directly with her clients to ensure that the outcomes reflect the personality and needs of each individual project. Her relaxed, creative and informal approach is one that her clients enjoy and allows them to explore all the concepts, opportunities and constraints of the project, to ensure that the results meet their requirements aesthetically, functionally and financially. Keren prides herself on flexibility in her approach and loves each job, small and large and the challenges presented.
Design concepts respond to the surrounding environment and architecture, offering a blueprint that links themes and styles throughout your spaces. She collaborates when required with others in the industry and over the years has developed strong relationships with many architects, builders, artisans, photographers, tradesmen, landscapers, decorators and suppliers.
Tim Christinat is a Sydney based designer and artist working all over the nation on many creative initiatives!
He began drawing at a very young age, and began painting in 2011 completing one of his all time favourite pieces ‘Marcel’ (pictured) a tribute to his Grandfather which now graces the wall of his living room.
Tim likes to experiment with acrylic paint and other mediums, using colourful palettes and bold strokes, he paints out of inspiration and his art always gives a positive feel. In the last couple of years he has explored live paintings; working with an audience, time frames and wet paint has been a great challenge but has pushed the limits of his art.
Tim is a passionate artist, loves being creative, taking risks and throwing paint on the canvas letting it drip, a nice contrast to creating and marrying perfect type and vectors behind his computer!
Business coach & author Stewart Bell has been coaching professional services firms for over 15 years, and founded specialist consulting firm Audere in 2014. A local St Peters resident, he can often be found wandering around the Art Room lamenting the hardship of his 50m commute to work.
Whilst seemingly an odd one out in an artistic community, Stewart has a real passion for helping those with a love of and talent for what what they do to create stable and sustainable businesses that enable them to reap the benefits of their endeavours. Building a business may not be classically a work of art, but it’s most certainly an act of creation.