Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Melbourne artist: Carin Lavery


Some time ago, you may recall that I visited 'Veg Out' community garden in St Kilda. This is a community project that allows plot holders to grow their own produce right in the heart of St Kilda, Melbourne. You can read more about my visit to Veg Out  in this post

I was contacted recently by Melbourne artist  Carin Lavery, to request permission to use one of my photos that I had taken that day for her to work from with the hope of entering a local competition.
Happy that she had taken the time to ask and really liking her style, I said "Sure! Go for it!" Or something along those lines.  ;)

Not long after this exchange (I am still actually quite astounded at how quick it was!), Carin contacted me again to let me know that she had completed her piece and would like to share it with me.

Here is the finished piece below..

And the photographs that she worked from...

In her email, Carin mentioned that she was still very new to art and had only taken it up less than a year ago. 

I have to say, I was pretty stoked that she had thought my humble photo worthy enough to work from and when she shared her work with me, I was blown away with how it came out!

I love it, Carin and I really want to thank you for making my week!

For more information on Carin and to check out her other works, please take a look at her website: 

Best of luck with your artistic endeavors Carin!


  1. With only one year's experience? Wow, that is an awesome picture in both forms. I'll be keeping an eye out for this artist.

    1. Thank you very much for your comments Lynda!

  2. Hi Christine, thank you so much for your kind words! I'm really glad you like it - but I had great reference shots to work from! Thank you very much for letting me use them.

    Thank you too for putting my picture on your blog - and posting my website! I hope both bring a smile to your readers; it's lovely to connect with someone that is also trying to bring joy and creativity to people.

    You have a wonderful blog! So lovely to connect with you. You've made MY week!

    Take care

  3. Some people are so talented! It looks great. I can't even draw a rabbit without the kids laughing that I've done the ears wrong. Apparently mine are 'cats' ears. How lovely that your photo attracted Carin so strongly.

    1. It was really exciting, Linda. And don't stress, I can't draw to save my life either! ;)


Hi there, it's so nice of you to stop by! Thanks for sharing your thoughts, I love hearing what you are up to. Chris x