artist emma hack

The images above are artworks that are also wallpaper, based on the designs of Florence Broadhurst, but have been reinvented thanks to the skill of Emma Hack, a body painter (to say the least!). She will be part of Art Sydney this year, and is fast becoming a name to watch. Emma has won several prizes for her works.

Which five words best describe you? Creative, passionate, colourful, fun and Australian.
What was your first job and what path have you taken since then? I worked at Pizza Hut, studied make-up artistry, hairdressing, worked in nightclubs running promos, decor and fashion shows. Worked as a freelance hair and make-up artist and body artist as well as a stylist and producer for advertising shoots and last but not the least, an artist...
What’s your proudest achievement? Creating my first calendar and exhibition in 1999, a dream I had had since I created my first body painting.
What’s been your best decision? To follow my dreams and focus on my art career. Very fulfilling and now is finally paying off.
What was the starting point for this exhibition? My wallpaper images are inspired by the designs of Florence Broadhurst, the poses, crops and if animals or birds are featured - the emotion derived from the designs. The works I am currently creating are focused on Australian birds and wildlife, with the painted backgrounds based around the featured bird or animal my muses are holding.
Who inspires you? Dali and surrealism, nature, Verushka and design.
What are you passionate about? Learning more about contemporary art and the sky, especially on a floating cloud day!
What’s the best lesson you’ve learnt? To take risks and money shouldn't hold you back from achieving your dreams.
Which person, living or dead, would you most like to meet? Dr David Suzuki
What dream do you still want to fulfil? To exhibit worldwide continually and continuing to create new ways of experimenting within my art form.
What are you reading? Mostly magazines but my downtime is usually spent dreaming up new creations!

images courtesy of emma hack