Do you ever become so inspired that you feel your heart will burst? And when you are inspired to create your energy levels lift & you become excited?
Inspiration comes to us all in different forms – preparing a beautiful meal for family or friends; perhaps laying out petals to press for your journal; a plan for a new home; a poem or drawing – the list is endless.
Or I can be the people in your life that inspire your creativity. I would like to introduce two amazing female creatives that are the core of Autentico Australia and also the couple that started my painting journey in France.
I have painted my way through many tins of Autentico when I was living in France & could lose myself into the early morning hours on projects. When I met the owners of Autentico I knew I had found a sweet spot in my creativity & lifelong friends in Ray & Gill. Their enthusiasm was contagious, a trait I have found in everyone involved with this beautiful product.
Tucked away in the artist village of Vouvant, Ray & Gill ran their quaint gift store, Fresco Interiors. Gill charmed everyone with her welcoming smile & Ray ran the Autentico workshops. He painted everything he could lay his hands on with exquisite results.
When I first spoke with Jane the Australian Autentico Distributor her passion & enthusiasm could latterly be felt coming through the phone. I knew immediately I had to be part of this creative community of chalk painters in Australia. As a newbie to the group, Jane is my constant inspiration with the beauty of her finished pieces showing patience, dedication and an open mind to the possibilities of the Autentico products. She is passionate about creating bespoke furniture that is unique & individual. Meeting Joyita, a Brisbane based artist and Autentico Australian Brand Ambassador, was like standing under a rainbow. Her excitement for the range of products is influenced by nature, people and her surrounds. Once you see some of her finished pieces you will understand her nature is bright & bold, using furniture, fabric & canvas to colour the world, with each brush stroke!