10 March 2011

Australian Artist Spotlight: Nikki Catalano

I have this gorgeous owl tote bag from Udessi that is always receiving compliments. Said owl was the winning design (as voted by Udessi customers and blog readers) by Sydney-based illustrator and artist Nikki Catalano.

As you can see, Nikki is a special talent. Her Japanese-influenced upbringing have inspired both her love of pattern and her respect for 'white space'. On Nikki's website you can find art prints, card packs and two great books ("Mitsu" which she illustrated with her sister the author and a beautiful colouring-in book). Nikki's work is another example of art that would suit a child's space just as beautifully as an adult part of the house/office/commercial space. I particularly like her move towards integrating fabric into her works. Just beautiful.

You can find Nikki Catalano's art in her online store as well as at retailers online and across Australia. If you're quick you might snap up one of Nikki's prints in the Udessi online art gallery sale. Head over to Nikki's blog for more info about her artwork.

Images: Nikki Catalano


  1. Steph I love Nikki's work! Poppy has her 'Isabel likes to Daydream' colouring book which is just gorgeous. I met Nikki at Mathilda's Market in Paddington late last year and she is so lovely.

  2. I love these illustrations..so whimsical and peaceful....

  3. Kellie and Roberta - well of course you two have amazing taste...


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