We’ve long been fans of Melbourne digital artist Kimmy Hogan. A graphic designer by trade, she spent many months developing a technique that combines her love of botanicals and oil painting with a digital brush. ‘Gathered’ is her latest collection and it was inspired by the look and feel of flowers freshly picked.
“I wanted this collection to look loose and relaxed – just the way you would throw together some flowers you have gathered from your own garden. Messy and beautiful,” says Kimmy whose limited edition works are available through Greenhouse Design where she is the top selling artist in Julia Green’s stable.
“That just blows my mind – completely! I feel so privileged to be represented by Julia who works so hard for all of her artists. I could never have imagined that my art was going to have the success that it has – I feel really grateful it has been so well received and I’m really enjoying the journey it’s taken me on.”
As for a favourite piece, Kimmy is most taken with Gathered IV which crops in on some detail. “I like that it has a really loose more abstract feel where the elements are free to dance all over the page. It’s one that could be hung in any direction, depending on how you prefer it,” says Kimmy.
You’d better be quick though as this collection has a more limited run than Kimmy’s previous ones, with only 30 prints per piece.
‘Gathered I’“My business has grown and evolved alongside my family and I. Hiring my assistant Rose a year ago was the best thing I ever did – it was essential to have the extra hands to keep up with demand but it also means I can focus more on the creative process. And with three little boys to raise I have less time in the studio, so I’ve really focused on getting streamlined systems in place,” says Kimmy.
Kimmy Hogan ‘Gathered’ collection prints start at $310.
Photography: Armelle Habib | Styling: Julia Green for Greenhouse Design