Luci Everett's Beautiful, Spontaneous Art
These mixed media illustrations are a must-see.
Livingly's Inspiring Artist series asks talented women of all creative mediums to share their work and how they live life beautifully.
Luci Everett's art bursts with joy. She doesn't limit herself to a single medium, choosing to use paint, photography and collage to create her stunning illustrations. From flowers to fish, all her subjects radiate a whimsical charm. I had a chance to ask the Melbourne artist about the source of her ideas, her proudest moment and her biggest risk.
Read on for a dose of creative inspiration.
How would you describe your art?
Feminine, painterly, spontaneous, loose, textured.
Do you have a favorite piece or project? What makes it special to you?
Probably some of my more recent experimentations. And a favourite from my exhibition Flower Show. The most satisfying is usually personal work, where I've experimented with a new style and really nutted it out. I love expanding my skill set in terms of treatments and approaches.
Everything you do is so imaginative, what inspires your ideas?
Sounds lame, but looking at art, illustration, design and photography online – Pinterest! Warm weather and travel are inspiring. Creative endeavours that people are undertaking in my area locally around Melbourne.
What has been your proudest moment so far?
Gosh, I can't think of one in particular...
I was pretty proud to see my artwork on the MOJO Moscato bottle. I was proud when I was asked to join Jacky Winter, an agency enlisting the most talented bunch of illustrators around Australia.
What is the biggest risk you've taken?
Not taking a full time job! So far it hasn't been a disaster.
Do you listen to music while you work? Who is currently on repeat?
I sure do. Currently on rotation is Lightning Dust.
Do you have a favorite quote or lyric?
Haha not really – to be honest I find most of them cheesy. Maybe I'm just not reading and listening to the right stuff.
What does living beautifully mean to you?
Living with kindness and empathy as a priority. Doing what makes you happiest – although I think this is also a luxury!