The artist behind loki loves
I use watercolour paints to capture the joyous and unique colours of Australian nature, which feels fitting for this big brown land surrounded by water.
The more I explore the world around me, the more I learn about myself.
Welcome to Loki Loves, where art and nature dance in harmony 🎨🌿
Hi, I’m Vanda the creator of Loki Loves and #lokilovesinktober art challenge.
Let’s get to know each other a little better 😊
Growing up amidst the bustling beauty of London's parks, I was captivated by the wonders of nature, sparking an insatiable curiosity for plants and animals.
Surrounded by a family of animal lovers, it’s no surprise that Sir David Attenborough became my hero, guiding my love for our planet and the incredible creatures we share it with. Today, that curiosity breathes life into my art and photography, as I embark on a journey to capture the beauty of Australian wildlife.
My paintings often capture the fleeting moments I experience in nature.
The extraordinary beauty of this unique land with its unusual native flora and fauna was a new and overwhelming sensory experience. I use watercolour paints to capture the joyous and unique colours of Australian nature, which feels fitting for this big brown land surrounded by water.
As a self-taught artist the challenges never end
But I had no idea embarking on this enchanting journey of discovery would ignite something so deep within me. My introduction to this art medium came during a dark time in my life when I was diagnosed with Trigeminal Neuralgia. Amidst the challenges of this facial pain condition, I discovered an amazing wealth of creativity in the captivating world of watercolour painting.
Becoming my source of energy, my dialogue with the world, it helped me to deal with daily challenges and fall deeper in love with Australia, a unique and magical country that became the place where I truly felt at home.
Through my Loki Loves shop, my artworks and photography share the beauty I see in the world around me, and help to raise awareness of threatened flora and fauna.
While the impact of a single piece of art may seem small, every brushstroke, inked line, and imaginative piece carries a message serving as a catalyst for awareness and action.
A believer in the power of artivism, I combine my love of art and nature through my work with Melbourne and Victorian Artists Inc, Friends of Cranbourne Botanic Gardens, and as 2021 Artist in Residence for Remember the Wild, Australia’s first nature connection charity. I'm very proud to announce I have partnered up with Remember The Wild and WingThreads for #LokiLovesInktober2023 Shorebirds and Wetlands Art Challenge.
#LokiLovesInktober Art Challenge
What I love most about the LokiLovesInktober community is the genuine sense of belonging and shared passion for art and nature. It's an inclusive space where creativity knows no bounds, and artists from all backgrounds come together to celebrate the beauty of the natural world.
The connections I've formed with fellow artists are incredibly enriching, and the support and inspiration we offer one another are truly heart-warming. LokiLovesInktober isn't just an art challenge; it's a community that nurtures creativity, fosters friendships, and kindles a deeper appreciation for our environment.
Creating art with purpose, a central theme of LokiLovesInktober, is all about harnessing the incredible power of creativity to drive change and inspire positive impacts.
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Feel free to share your journey with me! If you can relate to my battle with pain or art, I'm always up for a chat!
Causes I support
Remember the Wild
#LokiLovesInktober 2021 for little known vulnerable species Australian wildlife
Donating sale of artworks to raise funds and a blog series to increate awareness of this program and the team behind it. Buy a print today!