6 Artists with a passion to create, teach and bring people together
Collective Obsessions is all about bringing experienced and budding artists together, providing a platform to try different mediums and learn new techniques through Creative Open Days, Workshops & providing great products.
Starting through our love of creating, painting, designing, building, capturing, telling a story.... and well... some say a little craziness, we realized, that through everything we do, we LOVE being creative, we LOVE sharing our studio by having artists (or newbies) creating with us, swapping stories, sharing ideas, and having a blast. We have also arrived at the understanding that “CREATING can become an OBSESSION” .... and for us at least, it has.... thus, begun our journey as, 4 Art Lovers (now 6) & a Studio, or Collective Obsessions!
CAUTION - creating can become an OBSESSION
Jamie (Mean Boss)
Mean Boss, as most of us call him, is a lover of all things creative, specifically unique, and unusual things. Like Rochelle, Jamie found his passion for creating through photography with a real talent for seeing what others just walk past, enabling him to reach over 30,000 Facebook followers across the globe.
Then, from a love for nature, natural products, and skills passed down from fathers to sons over generations, Jamie started creating natural timber furniture with a difference. Now days, Mean Boss focuses on using a variety of different mediums like, charcoal and resin, to acrylic graphite and timber, all the while trying new and interesting ways to use them.
Rochelle grew up with an art loving father & creative mother, so art was always in her genes. From charcoal, fashion design and then to photography, which captured her heart & cemented her love for creating something that would last a lifetime, and forever bring a smile to someone’s face.
Whether capturing our human spirit with her photography, giving into natures allure, or flow Art in all its forms, Rochelle’s passion, and talent for creating is simply amazing! Rochelle draws inspiration from loving life to its fullest, laughing every day (normally at Jamie), and of course, her favourite place to be, the ocean.... um.... I mean our studio. (She makes pretty mean cakes and desserts as well)
Sarah is the most recent Artist to join our studio and brings a great energy and passion for all things flow art, resin art, multi-media, and usable artwork, in the form of resin tapas boards, coasters, pots with alcohol ink, and custom furniture to name just a few. Sarah has studied art in some form right through all her levels of education. Originally focusing on drawing, and fashion,
Sarah then started to diversify her art, moving on to the other mediums. (She has even extensively studied mark-up artistry).
Sarah has an amazing ability to understand and recognise modern palettes and trends, which allows her to produce some simply stunning homewares and artwork.
Paula - Paula Clay Designs
Want to talk about being talented, devotion to the arts, what about creativity.... well... then we need to talk about Paula. Influenced and inspired by her mother, and with formal training in the arts and architecture, Paula has spent most of her life Creating.
Oils, acrylics, resin, and alcohol inks are just some of Paula’s mastered mediums, with sewing and mixed media being two standout passions. (Possibly after her two beautiful girls) While visiting our studio, if Paula is in residence, there is sure to be some amazing pieces being created and some spot-on advice and guidance to be had. Oh...and keep an eye open for Paula’s public exhibition later this year…
Will Huntley - ATC
Will Huntley is a Professional Artist who has been creating and teaching art for over 30 years. He has worked on films such as Alien 4- The Resurrection, Austin Powers 2, Jingle All the Way, Starship Troopers, Wild Wild West and many more. He is an accomplished sketch artist, mould maker, painter, prop builder and sculptor, who has had various solo and group exhibitions. Will has been operating as an Artistic Training Consultant (ATC) for the past 10 years and has been consulting, teaching, and providing workshops for professional artists, art teachers, and art-related business' around the globe....
blah blah blah...... actually all that is true.... However, we think what’s important, is Will’s enormous heart (worn on his sleeve), abundance of patience (is handy, a LOT) and creative noggin (which is endless), which gives him a weird knack in finding just the right way to explain the “how to’s” to each and every one that asks.
Ella - Ella G Art
From a very early age, Ella has been exposed to a wide variety of mediums and art styles, ultimately ensuring that creativity would be a consistent part of Ella's life. In early 2019 Ella realised she needed a new outlet to help her balance out her physical, emotional, and mental health. This realisation led to Ella experimenting with abstract expressionism, and through the catharsis and experimentation that comes abstract expressionism, Ella fell in love with the process and so began Ella G Art.
Initially Ella's goal was just to share her creativity in a casual format, namely Instagram, however it wasn’t long before she realised that creativity and expression of feelings, mingled together, produces amazing abstract artworks that are full of colour and intuitive patterns, and the whole process allows Ella to find much needed peace and joy. Ella now chooses to share her techniques and experience with others, hoping to help others see their own feelings expressed in their own art. (and hopefully hers