GEORGINA H. ANTON

 

Beyond the contrasting conditions of a youth spent in Leeds, Sheffield and Sydney Australia as an art student, the lifelong works of Georgina H. Anton have ultimately been shaped by the opposing powers of dark and light, tension and tranquillity and by Mother Nature’s ability to combine the chaotic with the clinical.  Street art, Blue Note LP sleeves and the merging of far-removed techniques like textiles and music, were all sources of inspiration when honing her skills, before she went on to  follow in the footsteps of peers Canaletto, Rene Mackintosh and Brett Whitely to name but a few.

Once a humble, selective florist with an enviable client-base that featured an array of Australian A-list celebrities, as well as assignments for the Royal family, Bristol-based Anton effortlessly endeared VIPs with her unassuming approach. This held her in good stead and as her career path evolved, it led her to become an artist and collaborator who worked with prestigious contemporaries such as Psyops, Australian Fashion Week and L’Oreal New York, where top teamwork-derived results were produced by adopting Anton’s open creative process.

The opportunity to combine fine art with floristry afforded Anton some invaluable insight into her organic creations and instinctive output. Whilst creating less flirtatious works that would signify her coming-of-age as a conceptual artist, designer and illustrator, she became friends with many established creatives. Throughout every textured design, whether floral of otherwise, Anton still preserves her admiration and unapologetic reverence for spontaneity.

It could be said that Anton, whose love of graffiti inadvertently led her to failing the 11+ exam, owes it all to a dedicated art teacher and the monetary gift of encouragement they left upon their passing, so as to nurture her obvious talents.  Today, Anton’s audience remains appreciative of both her line and brush work, which thrives on the freedom she grants herself when working.  Anton’s atmospheric creations continue to reflect her love of nature, aesthetics, simplicity and style, with loose, crisp edges currently guiding her long-serving curiosity with all things strangely beautiful.