I’ve always been attracted to the allure of flowers and their natural beauty. Their colours, shapes, scent, emotional attachment and the memories they evoke. This was the main inspiration for this series of works and I wanted to capture this in a unique way.
I’ve had this concept to create artworks focused around flowers and their captivation for at least two years.
My vision for this series began when I started to look closely, and in detail at the intricate petals of flowers. The colours, textures and scale all intrigued me. I wanted to somehow combine my fine arts skills of painting and colour balance with my graphic design skills of composition, scale, styling and proportions.
I started by choosing flowers that had beautifully shaped petals, some were large and elegant like the magnolias and others were small and petite like the hydrangeas. Others were textured and bright like the orchids. I then styled the flowers in interesting compositions and photographed them.
Once photographed I started to paint with watercolour, acrylic and inks the shapes of the flowers and their petals. Next I scanned in these paintings and combined them in photoshop creating layers of texture to create the final art.
Lyndal Frollano is an award-winning and passionate Creative Director/Art Director who has worked at the forefront of Australia’s leading lifestyle brands for the past 20 years.
With experience spanning Australia and abroad Lyndal has worked with brands such as Vogue, Marie-Claire, Vogue Living and Harper’s BAZAAR Australia where she was Creative Director for 11 years.
In addition to her extensive publishing experience across magazines and books Lyndal has also worked with a number of businesses on all elements of creative direction encompassing styling shoots through to illustrations.
After working in art direction and graphic design for the past 20 years, Lyndal is now returning to her fine arts origins. She completed a fine arts associate diploma in 1993.
Lyndal’s signature aesthetic is modern, stylish and striking, which has yielded industry recognition including Designer of the Year, Best Use of Photography and Retail Catalogue of the Year twice.
Since leaving Harper’s BAZAAR seven years ago to start her design consultancy Lyndal has worked with clients Myer, Westfield, Hamilton Island, 10 Magazine, Macquarie Centre, Jan Logan Jewellers and AMP Centres.
Lyndal lives in Sydney with her husband and two gorgeous girls.