10 Australiana Artists

10 of the Best Emerging Australiana Artists

Have you heard? Australiana is cool again. After all, who isn’t inspired by this sun-drenched country, with its breathtaking landscapes, unique flora & fauna and laidback beach culture? Once considered kitsch, Australiana is actually one of our most sought after artwork categories.

The resurgence of Australiana has seen icons that were brash and daggy re-emerge as more subtle and self-aware. The 10 artists below either embrace the fun, quirky and nostalgic side of Australia or celebrate our incredible landscapes, culture and wildlife.

Hayley Kruger: Floral Australiana

Hayley Kruger is another artist who chose to make Australia her home when relocating from overseas. She grew up in South Africa, but has since settled on Australia’s West Coast. Her acrylic work explores the effect of light on botanical forms to showcase their variety of shapes.

“I take my cues from the local Australia flora as well as the traditional flowers that I’ve been drawn to my entire life. I am exploring the mesmerizing strength and beauty in the architectural form of the native plants. The bold colours and shapes inspire me to thrive in this vast and glorious land.”

Emergence by Hayley Kruger

https://www.bluethumb.com.au/blog/artists/10-australiana-artists/

Current work available for sale

Welcome to my online studio and gallery where you can view my current available work at your leisure.

I enjoy creating new work but I love it when my creations find their forever homes. My wish is that my adventures in the studio become much treasured artwork bringing joy to your home.

All works are painted lovingly with professional artist quality acrylics on 100% gallery canvas. They are sealed with a quality varnish to protect the work.

If you have any questions or would love to give any of my work a new home, I would love to hear from you. I accept credit card payments through square, and electronic transfers.

FREE postage Australiawide.

jhkruger@bigpond.com

 https://m.facebook.com/hayleykrugerartist/

https://www.instagram.com/hayleykrugerartist/

 

 

 Scarlett Jewels  61cm (W) x 61cm (H) x 2.5cm (D)  $500  This image reminds of our Thailand holiday. We were walking along Bangla Road in Patong. There were scores of people all enjoying the tropical heat and local sites. We can across this vibrant vendor with rows of gorgeous jewel-like pomegranates almost the size of my little girls head, bursting with tasty little pockets of flavour.  “Pomegranates are like little explosions of awesome in your mouth” ~ Tahereh Mafi

Scarlett Jewels

61cm (W) x 61cm (H) x 2.5cm (D)

$500

This image reminds of our Thailand holiday. We were walking along Bangla Road in Patong. There were scores of people all enjoying the tropical heat and local sites. We can across this vibrant vendor with rows of gorgeous jewel-like pomegranates almost the size of my little girls head, bursting with tasty little pockets of flavour.

“Pomegranates are like little explosions of awesome in your mouth” ~ Tahereh Mafi

 Into the light  Mixed Media  61cm (W) x 61cm (H) x 2.5cm (D)  $450

Into the light

Mixed Media

61cm (W) x 61cm (H) x 2.5cm (D)

$450

In my practise I experiment and push my boundaries all the time.

I keep an art journal for my own enrichment and this is the fruit of applying those techniques on to canvas.

“To shine your brightest light is to be who you truly are.” ~ Roy T. Bennett

FullSizeRender.jpg

Splendour https://www.bluethumb.com.au/hayley-kruger-artist

61cm (W) x 61cm (H) x 3.5cm (D)

SOLD

“Stung by the splendour of a sudden thought.” Robert Browning
This rose was taken at Patsy Durack's garden in the Perth Hills, Western Australia.

FullSizeRender.jpg

Delirium

76cm (W) x 76cm (H) x 2.5cm (D)

$830

I just love dahlias. They make me deliriously happy.

"Be deliriously happy or at least leave yourself open to be." ~ Bill Parish (Anthony Hopkins) in Meet Joe Black.

 

 

IMG_5109.JPG

Sublime

61cm (W) x 46cm (H) x 3cm (D)

$300

 "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet." ~ William Shakespeare.

The smell of a rose invokes feelings of romance, love and abundance in life.

IMG_3318.JPG

Eminence https://www.bluethumb.com.au/hayley-kruger-artist

101cm (W) x 76cm (H) x 3.5cm (D)

$625

I loved painting this gorgeous peony. It was at a workshop in an old classroom at a stunning art centre in WA. The light was streaming in the windows and there was a beautiful old tree bringing much positive energy to the experience. 

I never knew a man come to greatness or eminence who lay in bed in the morning.” ~ Jonathan Swift

FullSizeRender.jpg

Transcendence II

76cm (W) x 76cm (H) x 2.5cm (D)

$830

I love the magic that the peony flower promises. Peonies represent riches and honor. With their lush blooms, peonies embody romance and prosperity and are regarded as an omen of good fortune and a happy marriage.

IMG_3319.JPG

Transcendence

76cm (W) x 76cm (H) x 2.5cm (D)

$830

I love the ethereal feel of the afternoon sun dancing on the petals of this apricot rose. It has a dreamy quality, like satin sheets glowing in candlelight.

FullSizeRender.jpg

Entrancing

76cm (W) x 76cm (H) x 2.5cm (D)

$830

This magical mauve rose was photographed on a family camping trip down South in WA. There is beauty wherever you go. 

 Delightful  61cm (W) x 61cm (H) x 3.5cm (D)  $325

Delightful

61cm (W) x 61cm (H) x 3.5cm (D)

$325

"It's delightful, it's delicious, its de-lovely." ~ Cole Porter.

This picture was taken in the Perth Jolls on a glorious spring day.

 Intoxicating  100cm (W) x 76cm (H) x 2.5cm (D)  $830

Intoxicating

100cm (W) x 76cm (H) x 2.5cm (D)

$830

Magnolias are associated with nobility, perseverance, dignity and a love of nature. The magnolia tree is a symbol of magnificence because of its impressive height and enormous flowers. Magnolias given as a present from a man to a women means, “You are worthy of a beautiful magnolia.” A magnolia symbolizes femininity.

 Spring blossom  76cm (W) x 30cm (H) x 1.5cm (D)  $350

Spring blossom

76cm (W) x 30cm (H) x 1.5cm (D)

$350

Spring is my favourite time in the Swan Valley, Western Australia.

 Divine  91cm (W) x 76cm (H) x 2.5cm (D)  $830

Divine

91cm (W) x 76cm (H) x 2.5cm (D)

$830

The fabulous Julia rose boasts an array of beautiful hues from peach and apricot to a gorgeous rich coffee colour depending on where it is growing and the light it is captured in.

“Beauty is a radiance that originates from within and comes from inner security and strong character.” ~Jane Seymour

 Quinces  https://www.bluethumb.com.au/hayley-kruger-artist   51cm (W) x 41cm (H) x 2cm (D)  SOLD

Quinces https://www.bluethumb.com.au/hayley-kruger-artist

51cm (W) x 41cm (H) x 2cm (D)

SOLD

Fresh quinces from the garden.

“And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand,they danced by the light of the moon.” ~ Edward Lear ( The owl and the pussycat)

 Still life Pears  101cm (W) x 76cm (H) x 3.5cm (D)  $830

Still life Pears

101cm (W) x 76cm (H) x 3.5cm (D)

$830

Pears provide for dramatic still life work. I love their voluptuous shapes and they are pretty delicious afterwards with cheese and biscuits.

 Earthly Pleasures  https://www.bluethumb.com.au/hayley-kruger-artist   76cm (W) x 76cm (H) x 2.5cm (D)  SOLD

Earthly Pleasures https://www.bluethumb.com.au/hayley-kruger-artist

76cm (W) x 76cm (H) x 2.5cm (D)

SOLD

 “The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it.” Richard Bach

I love figs. I have tasted my first fresh figs possibly no more than five years ago. They were all the rage on the current season of Masterchef. Only then did I discover that they grew all around me in the gorgeous Swan Valley, Western Australia. These came home with me from a local Winery one sunny afternoon. After being photographed, they made their way on to our cheese platter for dinner. Nom, nom, nom...

FREE postage Australiawide.

jhkruger@bigpond.com

 https://m.facebook.com/hayleykrugerartist/

https://www.instagram.com/hayleykrugerartist/

https://www.bluethumb.com.au/hayley-kruger-artist

Art Inspiration for Your Beach House Haven

A Simple, Botanical Beach House

This stunning King Protea botanical print from Hayley Kruger perfectly complements a simple, minimal space, creating an atmosphere of calm and freshness. Using botanical art in your space is also a lovely homage to stunning Australian wildlife.

Read More

Romance Awareness Month: Innocent Love in Art

Sometimes a simple gesture is all you need to illustrate the feeling of love – whether it’s innocent, reciprocated, tragic or complicated.

Transcendence by Hayley Kruger portrays the vast spectrum of love through a flower.

“This is not a conventional ‘I love you’,”says Hayley.

“Orange roses are usually a combination symbolising desire, enthusiasm or pride.

“The colours of the sunset in this fiery rose are confident and passionate yet soft, like candlelight dancing over satin sheets.”

These innocent experiences of love, although naive, produce some of the rawest and most honest emotion we can experience as humans.

Read More