Chair Candy Interview

Chair Candy Interview

Chair Candy’s Interview with Meshell

From studying at the Sydney Institute of Design, Meshell’s work in interiors evolved into creating bespoke artwork for her discerning Clientele. Now a professional artist and much sought after Interior Designer, Meshell is excited about expanding her designs into a limited range of home furnishings.

How would you describe your style of art?

Mostly abstract, however I paint in many different styles and I use lots of diverse mediums; I also love to create heavily textured pieces.

The Sea is obviously a big inspiration – has that always been the case?

Since I moved to the northern beaches, about 14 years ago I have been inspired by everything that is seaside living. Sand, sea, lobster pots, fish, shells and the wonderment of looking into rock pools. I once painted an artwork about the Annual Big Swim at Whale Beach, however instead of painting people swimming, I used fish as my subject – the fish were darting through the water with the excitement of one’s spectacular journey through life.

When did you become a professional artist?

I started selling my artwork officially in 2000, but I sold my first artwork to my dad when I was about eight years old. I still remember the thrill and excitement it gave me that someone loved my art and wanted to buy it. Selling my art now is still as thrilling.

What has been your favourite art/interiors project to date?

I have so many it is difficult to choose. However, one particular apartment perched right on the edge of Sydney Harbour was a superb project. There was so much activity on the harbour, it was like a “live canvas”. I used design feature pieces to reflect the feel of the ocean – the hanging glass ball light looks like bubbles, the green shaggy rug inspired by sea grass while the cushions and artwork had the texture and colours of the water but added a more sophisticated feel to this spectacular location.

Who is your favourite artist or designer?

Without a doubt Jose Solis Betancourt, his combinations of art and sculpture mixed with period and modern furniture appeals to both my passions. His book Essential Elegance – The interiors of Solis Betancourt is a wonderful showcase and tribute to his amazing work. I think he achieves the perfect eclectic balance.

If you would like to design your own chairs, cushions, blinds or ottomans with one of Meshell’s designs, visit Chair Candy’s Design Room today.

Meshell has her own boutique interior design & art company called “Meshell”,

Meshell Johnson

0410 189 556

Artist Studio Avalon Beach Stylist Warehouse Warriewood

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