My Name is Bronwyn
I sell as Petals
Who’s your biggest critic and supporter? My two children
What was your first piece and/or idea that made you keep creating? I Saw a beautiful scarf in a book… so taught myself how to felt So I could have one for myself. [ended up selling that scarf and that is how Petals started .
What lead you to where you are today? I start to doubt myself I get one sort feedback to keep me going or have an idea I don’t know how to create so I have to keep on going.
Who are your favourite artists? and what inspires your work? I love traditional pacific art. I get inspired by gardens and walking in the bush.
What other areas would you like to explore or expand into? Pottery, I am hopefully doing a course at the Blue Penguin soon.
What advice would you give other artists/illustrators starting out? gnome idea’s, listen to people but also listen to yourself.
How has your creative style developed over time? The actual pieces are more refined, finishing details now are just as import as the concept. This does mean that there are are a lot of unfinished peices in my workroom.
What do you love most about working with your medium/material? The texture, the way I can maiupilate mediums to get what I want and the practicality of felt. you can design something beautiful and it will keep you warm.
How hard is it as an artist to balance creativity with business? I find it hard. I have many pieces in my head that I would love to do, but know craft fairs are not the mgiht place to sell them. Some day I hope to have an exhibition – the whole art that you can wear sort of thing.