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Smith & Brooks on Show in Collingwood, Melbourne

Visit the Art Lovers Australia Gallery to See Our Latest Work Smith & Brooks have been invited to share some of our latest work at the Art Lovers Australia Gallery in Melbourne as stockroom artists and we couldn’t be more excited! The Art Lovers Australia gallery is nestled in the heart of Collingwood, Melbourne and includes four gallery spaces, spanning over two [...]

Smith & Brooks in Home Design Collector’s Edition

Our Coastal Inspired Original Artwork is Featured in one of Australia’s Biggest Interior Decorating and Renovating Magazines Smith & Brooks is very excited to announce that we have made it into the 2024 Collector’s Edition of Home Design magazine – one of Australia’s most trusted resources for home decorators and renovators as well as interior designers and builders alike. Home Design has [...]

Interior Colour Trends 2024

How are Smith & Brooks colour palette choices stacking up against the trending interior tones and will Pantone’s 2024 colour of the year ‘Peach Fuzz’ make an appearance in our work? Coming off the back of our invigoratingly toned ‘Coastal Path’ collection in 2023, Smith & Brooks have rolled into 2024 with a new collection, ‘Southern Melody’ that brings some beautiful new [...]

Aspire Gallery Petite Pieces

Art for Small Spaces It's that time of year again and Aspire Gallery in gorgeous Paddington is holding the ‘Petite Pieces’ art competition, set to display some of Brisbane and Australia’s finest artists. If you have been searching around for new original Australian artwork and in particular pieces to suit a smaller space, create a bookcase moment or to elevate your most [...]

Art Lovers Collectors Book 2024 is Out Now

Find all of the Best New Contemporary Australian Artists for 2024 in One Place We are excited to share that the Art Lovers Australia Art Collectors Book 2024 has now been released! This incredible collection of contemporary Australian artists is the perfect way to discover the best new emerging artists as well as check in on your favourite established artists too. This [...]

Early Influences

How a Childhood Connection with Sydney Has Shaped Our Current Art Collection We have been exploring some new native plants in our ‘Southern Melody’ art collection that are found further south from Port Stephens and Sydney through to Melbourne and the Bass Strait. The strong coastal connections that Jacky and I developed in our ‘Coastal Path’ artworks have been integrated into our [...]

Contemporary Australian Art on show in Melbourne

Art Lovers Australia’s ‘Smalls’ Exhibition Smith & Brooks are very excited to share that we are currently showing works in the group exhibition, ‘Smalls’ which features a fantastic array of contemporary Australian art in Melbourne. This exhibition is on at the Art Lovers Australia gallery in Collingwood and showcases the incredible talent of over 50 artists with a specific focus on small [...]

The Native Flora that Inspired our Coastal Art Collection

The iconic Australian plants behind our art for coastal interiors You may have noticed that our latest collection consists solely of coastal art. As beach lovers we have a strong connection with this part of the Australian landscape and wanted to focus on creating art for coastal interiors that is inspired by our experiences of the coastline. The original collection, ‘Coastal Path’ [...]

‘Bliss’ at Aspire Gallery

'Bliss' at Aspire Gallery - Some of Brisbane's best artists on show Aspire Gallery in the heart of Paddington have done it again and put together a gorgeous, summery show featuring some of Brisbane’s best artists. The ‘Bliss’ exhibition which opened on the 14th of October and is running through to the 11th of November is a celebration of all things summer. [...]

A Beach Inspired Palette: Art for Coastal Interiors

Art for Coastal Interiors Living in Queensland really allows for a strong sense of connection to the coastline with very agreeable weather and plentiful beaches. This connection to the coast flows through to all parts of our lives from learning to swim to holidays with family, to our love of seafood and even into our homes in the form of coastal interior [...]

Floral Art – Our Top 5 Springtime Artworks for Your Home

As winter draws to a close the mood in your home will no doubt be shifting to greet the springtime! The warm sun will start to trickle through your windows, the sound of birds busy in the garden and of course the beautiful sight of blossoming foliage are all working together, helping to create the desire to shake off those cold, dull months. [...]

‘Roam’, Aspire Gallery

The bushland inspired exhibition featuring artworks by Smith & Brooks Smith & Brooks are very happy to announce that some of our abstract Australian landscape artworks have been selected to show in the current exhibition, ‘Roam’ at Aspire Gallery in Paddington, Brisbane. We were so excited when Aspire Gallery announced that their upcoming exhibition would be bushland themed because all of our [...]

Natural Interior Trends – The Benefits of Bringing the Outside In

Interior Design Trends in Australia Some of the major interior design trends in Australia for 2023 have been intertwined with the desire to connect with the natural environment. These trends include the move towards sustainable, consciously curated spaces – where interior styling and design elements are not only selected for their aesthetic qualities but also for their environmental sustainability and long-term impact [...]

Building Genuine Relationships with Industry and Trade Professionals

Supplying both Art and Support as Vendors Anyone working in the interior design, decorating and styling industry knows that having an Australian made art vendor you can rely on is just as important as having vendors who supply quality products. As professionals, they need to be able to trust that the product they are offering their client or presenting for a project [...]

Made in Brisbane

Original Art that is Sustainable and Locally Produced One of our main focuses here at Smith & Brooks is to create sustainable artwork. Jacky and I both live on properties in the city/country fringe of Brisbane and value the landscape that sits literally just beyond our backdoors. This connection to nature has inspired us to work towards creating original Australian art that [...]

Behind the Scenes

Getting Ready for Our Interview with Art Lovers Australia Recently, Jacky and myself (aka Smith & Brooks) had the opportunity to be interviewed by one of Australia’s biggest online galleries, Art Lovers Australia. Art Lovers Australia both support and represent a huge number of emerging and established artists in Australia, including ourselves and we jumped at the chance to have an Artist [...]

Reds, Browns, Magentas and the Perfect Gum Tree

Ovata Form I & II Jacky and I had been wanting to complete our latest collection, ‘Virid Dream’ with two artworks that were abstract  Australian landscape paintings.  We also wanted them to include a tactile element to really enhance their earthiness and connection with the environment. We wanted these original artworks to be ready to hang in any home and to instantly [...]

A Floral Paradise

Inspired by Tasmania Ever since delving into the world of permaculture, there's been one principle that's really held true to me and that is "Use and value diversity". Observing the comings and goings in my own world of native and introduced flora and fauna has become something of second nature to me now. So naturally, when I'm travelling far from home it's [...]

Our Valentine’s Day Special Release

Cinerea Muse I & Cinerea Muse II Ahhh Valentine’s Day - the day of love. Its origins are thought to date back as far as 270CE when a couple of martyrs called Valentine were taken out by the Roman Emperor, Claudius II Gothicus – a bit of a morbid way to start the annual celebration of love. But like most ancient tales [...]

Colour Trends for 2023

Intense Hues and Neutral Tones Collide Jacky and I have been carefully considering our new season palettes and were excited to see some of our favourite hues were set to be standout colour trends for 2023. With a tendency towards using colours we have found in the Australian landscape , Smith & Brooks wanted to not only bring these into 2023 with [...]

Interior Design Trends for 2023

The Smith & Brooks rundown on what the experts are predicting Here are Smith & Brooks we have been reading up over the last few weeks on the interior design trends for 2023. Now as an upfront disclaimer, we are not interior designers but we are interior design enthusiasts. Having an understanding of the trends and styles that will shape our homes [...]

Summer Colours

Selecting a Modern Australian Botanical Palette We created our spring colour palette in the midst of a mild Queensland winter. We were looking forward to the warm spring days ahead and filled our range with golden yellow in anticipation.  We also included two pinks in this first set – one a muted, ash pink and the other a cheerful salmon gum shade. We [...]

A Beautiful Memory Shared

Our First Limited Edition Print If you have been following Smith & Brooks from the beginning you will already know that the beginning was only a few months ago. While Brooksy and I have both been working in creative spaces for a long time – video, photography, printing and design – this is the first time that we have collaborated together on an [...]

The Place of Flowers

Girraween National Park One of my favourite places in Queensland has got to be the Granite Belt region and more specifically, Ballandean. Ballandean is about 3 hours south of Brisbane and sits about 20 minutes drive north of the Queensland and New South Wales border. It has only the smallest traces of a town visible from the highway – a service station [...]

Those Who Live and Breathe Flowers

The Elderflower Farm, Scenic Rim Brooksy and I have been working on some concepts and subject matter for our new collection and I had been feeling hesitant about starting work on it. While the new theme and colour palette was there and we both felt excited about it, I still wasn’t letting my head wander far enough to get into my full creative [...]

Smith & Brooks on Show in Collingwood, Melbourne

Visit the Art Lovers Australia Gallery to See Our Latest Work Smith & Brooks have been invited to share some of our latest work at the Art Lovers Australia Gallery in Melbourne as stockroom artists and we couldn’t be more excited! The Art Lovers Australia gallery is nestled in the heart of Collingwood, Melbourne and includes four gallery spaces, spanning over two [...]

Smith & Brooks in Home Design Collector’s Edition

Our Coastal Inspired Original Artwork is Featured in one of Australia’s Biggest Interior Decorating and Renovating Magazines Smith & Brooks is very excited to announce that we have made it into the 2024 Collector’s Edition of Home Design magazine – one of Australia’s most trusted resources for home decorators and renovators as well as interior designers and builders alike. Home Design has [...]

Interior Colour Trends 2024

How are Smith & Brooks colour palette choices stacking up against the trending interior tones and will Pantone’s 2024 colour of the year ‘Peach Fuzz’ make an appearance in our work? Coming off the back of our invigoratingly toned ‘Coastal Path’ collection in 2023, Smith & Brooks have rolled into 2024 with a new collection, ‘Southern Melody’ that brings some beautiful new [...]

Aspire Gallery Petite Pieces

Art for Small Spaces It's that time of year again and Aspire Gallery in gorgeous Paddington is holding the ‘Petite Pieces’ art competition, set to display some of Brisbane and Australia’s finest artists. If you have been searching around for new original Australian artwork and in particular pieces to suit a smaller space, create a bookcase moment or to elevate your most [...]

Art Lovers Collectors Book 2024 is Out Now

Find all of the Best New Contemporary Australian Artists for 2024 in One Place We are excited to share that the Art Lovers Australia Art Collectors Book 2024 has now been released! This incredible collection of contemporary Australian artists is the perfect way to discover the best new emerging artists as well as check in on your favourite established artists too. This [...]

Early Influences

How a Childhood Connection with Sydney Has Shaped Our Current Art Collection We have been exploring some new native plants in our ‘Southern Melody’ art collection that are found further south from Port Stephens and Sydney through to Melbourne and the Bass Strait. The strong coastal connections that Jacky and I developed in our ‘Coastal Path’ artworks have been integrated into our [...]

Contemporary Australian Art on show in Melbourne

Art Lovers Australia’s ‘Smalls’ Exhibition Smith & Brooks are very excited to share that we are currently showing works in the group exhibition, ‘Smalls’ which features a fantastic array of contemporary Australian art in Melbourne. This exhibition is on at the Art Lovers Australia gallery in Collingwood and showcases the incredible talent of over 50 artists with a specific focus on small [...]

The Native Flora that Inspired our Coastal Art Collection

The iconic Australian plants behind our art for coastal interiors You may have noticed that our latest collection consists solely of coastal art. As beach lovers we have a strong connection with this part of the Australian landscape and wanted to focus on creating art for coastal interiors that is inspired by our experiences of the coastline. The original collection, ‘Coastal Path’ [...]

‘Bliss’ at Aspire Gallery

'Bliss' at Aspire Gallery - Some of Brisbane's best artists on show Aspire Gallery in the heart of Paddington have done it again and put together a gorgeous, summery show featuring some of Brisbane’s best artists. The ‘Bliss’ exhibition which opened on the 14th of October and is running through to the 11th of November is a celebration of all things summer. [...]

A Beach Inspired Palette: Art for Coastal Interiors

Art for Coastal Interiors Living in Queensland really allows for a strong sense of connection to the coastline with very agreeable weather and plentiful beaches. This connection to the coast flows through to all parts of our lives from learning to swim to holidays with family, to our love of seafood and even into our homes in the form of coastal interior [...]

Floral Art – Our Top 5 Springtime Artworks for Your Home

As winter draws to a close the mood in your home will no doubt be shifting to greet the springtime! The warm sun will start to trickle through your windows, the sound of birds busy in the garden and of course the beautiful sight of blossoming foliage are all working together, helping to create the desire to shake off those cold, dull months. [...]

‘Roam’, Aspire Gallery

The bushland inspired exhibition featuring artworks by Smith & Brooks Smith & Brooks are very happy to announce that some of our abstract Australian landscape artworks have been selected to show in the current exhibition, ‘Roam’ at Aspire Gallery in Paddington, Brisbane. We were so excited when Aspire Gallery announced that their upcoming exhibition would be bushland themed because all of our [...]

Natural Interior Trends – The Benefits of Bringing the Outside In

Interior Design Trends in Australia Some of the major interior design trends in Australia for 2023 have been intertwined with the desire to connect with the natural environment. These trends include the move towards sustainable, consciously curated spaces – where interior styling and design elements are not only selected for their aesthetic qualities but also for their environmental sustainability and long-term impact [...]

Building Genuine Relationships with Industry and Trade Professionals

Supplying both Art and Support as Vendors Anyone working in the interior design, decorating and styling industry knows that having an Australian made art vendor you can rely on is just as important as having vendors who supply quality products. As professionals, they need to be able to trust that the product they are offering their client or presenting for a project [...]

Made in Brisbane

Original Art that is Sustainable and Locally Produced One of our main focuses here at Smith & Brooks is to create sustainable artwork. Jacky and I both live on properties in the city/country fringe of Brisbane and value the landscape that sits literally just beyond our backdoors. This connection to nature has inspired us to work towards creating original Australian art that [...]

Behind the Scenes

Getting Ready for Our Interview with Art Lovers Australia Recently, Jacky and myself (aka Smith & Brooks) had the opportunity to be interviewed by one of Australia’s biggest online galleries, Art Lovers Australia. Art Lovers Australia both support and represent a huge number of emerging and established artists in Australia, including ourselves and we jumped at the chance to have an Artist [...]

Reds, Browns, Magentas and the Perfect Gum Tree

Ovata Form I & II Jacky and I had been wanting to complete our latest collection, ‘Virid Dream’ with two artworks that were abstract  Australian landscape paintings.  We also wanted them to include a tactile element to really enhance their earthiness and connection with the environment. We wanted these original artworks to be ready to hang in any home and to instantly [...]

A Floral Paradise

Inspired by Tasmania Ever since delving into the world of permaculture, there's been one principle that's really held true to me and that is "Use and value diversity". Observing the comings and goings in my own world of native and introduced flora and fauna has become something of second nature to me now. So naturally, when I'm travelling far from home it's [...]

Our Valentine’s Day Special Release

Cinerea Muse I & Cinerea Muse II Ahhh Valentine’s Day - the day of love. Its origins are thought to date back as far as 270CE when a couple of martyrs called Valentine were taken out by the Roman Emperor, Claudius II Gothicus – a bit of a morbid way to start the annual celebration of love. But like most ancient tales [...]

Colour Trends for 2023

Intense Hues and Neutral Tones Collide Jacky and I have been carefully considering our new season palettes and were excited to see some of our favourite hues were set to be standout colour trends for 2023. With a tendency towards using colours we have found in the Australian landscape , Smith & Brooks wanted to not only bring these into 2023 with [...]

Interior Design Trends for 2023

The Smith & Brooks rundown on what the experts are predicting Here are Smith & Brooks we have been reading up over the last few weeks on the interior design trends for 2023. Now as an upfront disclaimer, we are not interior designers but we are interior design enthusiasts. Having an understanding of the trends and styles that will shape our homes [...]

Summer Colours

Selecting a Modern Australian Botanical Palette We created our spring colour palette in the midst of a mild Queensland winter. We were looking forward to the warm spring days ahead and filled our range with golden yellow in anticipation.  We also included two pinks in this first set – one a muted, ash pink and the other a cheerful salmon gum shade. We [...]

A Beautiful Memory Shared

Our First Limited Edition Print If you have been following Smith & Brooks from the beginning you will already know that the beginning was only a few months ago. While Brooksy and I have both been working in creative spaces for a long time – video, photography, printing and design – this is the first time that we have collaborated together on an [...]

The Place of Flowers

Girraween National Park One of my favourite places in Queensland has got to be the Granite Belt region and more specifically, Ballandean. Ballandean is about 3 hours south of Brisbane and sits about 20 minutes drive north of the Queensland and New South Wales border. It has only the smallest traces of a town visible from the highway – a service station [...]

Those Who Live and Breathe Flowers

The Elderflower Farm, Scenic Rim Brooksy and I have been working on some concepts and subject matter for our new collection and I had been feeling hesitant about starting work on it. While the new theme and colour palette was there and we both felt excited about it, I still wasn’t letting my head wander far enough to get into my full creative [...]

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