Sunday, July 29, 2012

Our little brother Myles

The Surf Cafe Cook Book website

Myles and Jane living the dream!

Images from the book and cafe

My tea cup illustration features in their book


Eat Well illustration features in their book

Shells Cafe in Sligo, Ireland

a spread in The Surf Cafe Cook Book

illustration features in their cook book

Jane on the left and Myles with the beard!

My Tea Hope illustration features in their cook book 


Shelley and I have a very clever little brother, Myles, who is married to a beautiful Irish girl, Jane. Together they run a cafe called Shells on the Irish coast near a town called Sligo. This clever duo have recently launched their first cook book - the surf cafe cook book, which looks amazing and I can't wait to get my hands on one! They asked me to do a few illustrations for the book and they incorporated some of my existing ones - it seems the whole lot has come together beautifully. The book was launched last week and is available to buy here. These two live the dream - they surf, skateboard, snowboard and make a living by doing something they love. Well done Myles and Jane, Shelley and I are so proud of you!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

The Whispering Angel - new work.




At last I have had a chance to work in my studio and have just completed this painting of the Whispering Angel - who watches over us as we rest and whispers messages of love to replenish our souls while we sleep. I think this would be lovely above a baby's crib or in a child's bedroom. The print of this painting is available in our etsy shop here. I did this as a complete painting in acrylic and ink onto a canvas board and thoroughly enjoyed loosing myself for hours doing those tiny little patterns.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Geometrics and pastels









The song bird print is available here


We are in the middle of winter here in Melbourne and we have all been sick with colds and the flu, yuk. I was in need of some perking up so I decided to rearrange my lounge room - as you do. I am loving all the fresh pastels colours and flat geometric patterns around at the moment and so I decided to have a go myself. I swooped all the old silver and dark wood off the mantle piece and replaced it with  large and small geometric paintings, a few graphic prints and some simple shapes and colours. I bought in my pink corduroy couch to match with the pink in the painting and voila a fresh new look in my lounge - yay! As they say a change is as good as a holiday, but I could do with one of those too...

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Illustration work







As well as creating new work for Sweet William I do a fair bit of freelance illustration. Here are some commissions and editorial jobs I have been working on recently. My full portfolio of work can be viewed through my web site  - www.paulamillsillustration.com and on flickr...hmmm, while I do enjoy the challenge of an illustration brief, I really want to work on some new illustrations for Sweet William...I just need to find some more time, hopefully I will find it soon.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

My next group exhibition


I am very excited to have a piece of my work included in the following exhibition:
Just Another and Signed & Numbered are proud to present their new creative joint venture, the Signed & Numbered / Just Another Project Space. Conveniently located at 153 Greville St, Prahran this new space is bound to be one of the new creative hot spots of the area. The 3-roomed building will be divided into sections, featuring Signed & Numbered in the shop front with the Just Another Project Space taking over the remaining second and third rooms. This is a concept space that will challenge your perception of how an art gallery can feel and how art can be displayed. Signed & Numbered’s unique way of displaying prints, as well as providing detailed information on each of its artists, sets it apart from the norm.
The opening of the Project Space allows them to continue to push the boundaries of art while giving Signed & Numbered and Just Another Artists an outlet to showcase their work. Just Another Agency is a creative management agency like no other. Developed as an avenue to support, encourage, nurture and provide opportunities for some of the industry’s best creative talent.
What better way to launch then with a massive exhibition / celebration!
The group show will feature an incredible lineup of Just Another Agency and Signed & Numbered artists producing original works on paper.
Including: 23rd Key, Adam Browne, Aida Sabic, Amy Howard, Apeseven, Bec Winnel, Beccy Brown, Caitlin Rigby, Cam Scale, Cinzah Seekayem, Deb, Does, Dvate, Eleven, Gimiks Born, Jack Douglas, Jeremy Piert, Kaff-eine, Kaitlin Beckett, Lauren Carney, Leisha Muraki, Luke Ryan, Mimi Leung, Nom Kinnear-King, Paula Mills, Pierre Lloga, Poise, Rebecca Murphy, Rena Littleson, Sam Octigan, Sear, Zoran Nova and many more…
Launching on the 7th of July from 6-10pm and runs until the 31st.
See you all there!