rare pear studiorare pear studio is based in the Central West of regional NSW Australia. It is all the creation of me, Shani Nottingham, a creative lass, who loves illustration, watercolour, photography, collage, colour, thrifting, foraging and collecting. I am somewhat addicted to vignetting and Instagramming, cheese and dreaming. I love spots, stripes, and am partial to a big blue sky. I also have a BLOG that you can link to here!
I was named by Kidspot as one of Australia's Top online creatives for #voicesof2015, and won the category of Home and Wellbeing . Amazing...
I completed a Visual Arts degree majoring in Photography, minor in plant and wildlife illustration about a zillion years ago, before setting off to see the world and pursue many adventures, before I ended up in Central West NSW.
All my work is created in my home and studio in my lovely 100 year old house, surrounded by many years of accumulated things of beauty and whimsy, my garden and my crazy family and numerous pets, including a green tree frog.
As rare pear studio I have regular exhibitions, host creative workshops, do commissions large and small for businesses, government departments and for individual clients. These range from illustrative maps, safety booklets, creating content for social media, wedding and party invitations, blog headers, logos... all sorts of things! Even being part of several colouring in books!
Although I feel like my style bounces around all over the place, and I am always playing and experimenting, people tell me that they see a common thread in all my work - that it makes them smile. That it is vibrant and a bit whimsical, a bit quirky sometimes. Whatever I do, it is done with the sheer joy and passion for creating.
I am on a journey, a creative journey. It fills my heart with its twists and turns.
Thanks so very much for stopping by, and an even BIGGER THANK YOU if you made a purchase!
Shani(rhymes with rainy) x