Saturday, 22 December 2012

Artwork at Brunswick Street Gallery

I have some work currently in the 40x40 show at Brunswick Street Gallery.  
The show runs until 10 January 2013.

Was very happy when I walked into the opening and the first thing I saw aws red dots under 3 of my 4 works I am exhibiting. I hope their new owner enjoys them.

Sketchbook Project 2013

I have been working on my sketchbook for the Sketchbook Project 2013. The theme I am doing this year is Travelogue.
If you are interested in finding out more about the Sketchbook Project,check out....

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Illustration Friday: Zoom

'Mousey in the yellow car'

I created this work for the birthday of my little friend Solly. Mousey is the best friend of young Solly and goes everywhere with him. He also has a love of yellow and cars so I thought why not combine them all. Mousey looks rather pleased with his new car.

Monday, 12 November 2012

Illustration Friday: Tree

Spring #9 by Kelly Gatchell Hartley
My tree inspired art can be purchased at:

Tree 1 (white) iPhone case by Kelly Gatchell Hartley     Tree 1 (black) iPhone case by Kelly Gatchell Hartley     Tree 2 (white) iPhone caes by Kelly Gatchell Hartley      Tree 2 (Black) iPhone case by Kelly Gatchell Hartley

Christmas gift ideas and discount.

HO HO HOly cow, Christmas is almost upon us!
I have put together some fantastic Christmas gift ideas for you to spoil your loved ones (or yourselves) with, so get in quick.

2013 Calendars:

I have a couple of fantastic calendars available. They are the gift that keeps on giving with a new image every month. They are also great quality, so the prints can be framed and enjoyed when the year ends (or earlier if you can't wait).
As a bonus from today until Saturday 17 November you can save 15%. Just quote HAPPY2013 at the checkout. The link for each calender can be found below.



Examples of framed calendar images.....
Venus goes Retro by Kelly Gatchell HartleyShe weeps for us by Kelly Gatchell Hartley

Don't forget on my RedBubble site you can also find Greeting Cards, Prints (framed, matted and posters), iPhone cases and more. 
If you would like to check out my original art for sale please visit

Friday, 19 October 2012

Mixed Media Art Dolls

I recently purchased  "Mixed Media Doll Making (Redefining the doll with upcycled materials)" by Linda and  Opie O'Brien.
It is a very cool book and I was immediately inspired to create my own.I have kept to my own style but the book gave me a fantastic kick start.The bird lady is my favourite and incorporates a real bird skull and leg (with claw attached). Let me know what you think of them.

© Kelly Gatchell Hartley 2012

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Illustration Friday: Mirror

© Kelly Gatchell Hartley
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
George Bernard Shaw 

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Printmaking Workshop

Today I ran a School Holiday Workshop in Printmaking. It was so much fun and the kids did some cool work.
 We started the day making an ink block with found objects, with varying degrees of success. Then we made a rubber band face to do stamping with at the end of the day.
After a break we moved onto the 'serious stuff ' and made some monoprints. They created 3 prints... black ink on white paper, white on black and white on coloured paper.
We then created 'lino prints' using a special board thats really easy for kids to use (Zart Art printing foam - needs no sharp tools!) The children learnt how to create text in print by making a print with their name, they then did their own image, made a monster and made a place they would like to visit (real or imagined).
We all had a fantastic day and the kids were really proud of the work they created.

Sunday, 30 September 2012

More work in progress....

Work in progress.
 Image 1: Before I started yesterday. Image 2: When I finished yesterday.
 Image 3: todays update. More to come...

Thursday, 13 September 2012

SALE.... one week only

I have had a fantastic time creating my mini illustration series 'Spring', but now they need to fly off to a new home. So here is a fantastic offer for all my Blog and Facebook followers. 
For one week only they will all be reduced to $50 AUD each ($20 off!!!). I am happy to do a layby plan, combine postage and they can be posted Worldwide.
Each illustration is 20 x 20 cm, collage on plywood, varnished and ready to hang.

If you are interested then contact me at: 
Get in quick as this offer is only available until 5pm Thursday 20th September.

© Kelly Gatchell Hartley

SOLD: #4 and #9. Hope you enjoy them Rebecca.

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

TSB Mural

I have been busy over the past two weeks creating my Spring Illustrations by night and painting a Traffic Signal box by day. Its taken a bit longer than anticipated to complete, but I am so happy with how it is looking.

Check out the progress below. 
If you are keen to do one yourself here are the details...

© Kelly Gatchell Hartley 2012

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Spring is here...

Horrah, Spring has sprung.

To celebrate the arrival of my favourate time of year and the blossoms, animal babies, singing birds and sunshine that it brings, I am doing a series of illustrations for your enjoyment.
 I am planning to create one a day for the next fortnight. They will be mixed medium on plywood, 20 x 20 cm, varnished and ready to hang.
 $70 AUD each plus postage and packaging ($10 Australia, New Zealand and beyond).
Purchase two or more and get FREE postage.

Contact me if you are keen on one and I will email you an invoice with all the details.

Keep checking into this post as I will upload them here daily.

 So here is...
 Spring #1

Spring #2
Spring #3

Spring #4

Spring #5
Spring #6

Spring #7

Spring #8

Spring #9

 Spring #10

Spring #11

Saturday, 25 August 2012

The ladies are flying the coop...

My flying ladies are leaving me and heading off to
the 'ART FOR ALL' exhibition .
If you are around the area on the weekend of 8 -9 September, pop in and check it out.
(Fairfield Primary School
Langridge Street, Fairfield, Melbourne.)
Friday 7 September 7 - 9 pm
Saturday 8th September 7 - 10 pm
(Tickets Required)
Sunday 9 September 10 - 3 pm
Includes kids activities, workshops and performances.
I will also have my painting
'Nightwalkers' available for sale at the exhibition.

The progress is progressing....

I have been getting into the studio as often as possible so have been rocking on with all my paintings.
The faces one (no title yet) is coming along well. Still a bit of work to do on it but will be finished sometime this week.

I have completed Hear, See, Speak. Let me know what you think.
These three paintings will be for sale, as a set, on my website in the next couple of days.

© Kelly Gatchell Hartley 2012

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

School Holiday Printmaking Workshop

Get in quick people. My last workshop booked out.

Some parent comments from last terms Painting Workshop:

"She learned so much in just a few hours and brought home so many treasures." Mardi.
"Value for money. Good block of time. Kids had a great time and proud of their achievements." Wendy.
"It was great to have a creative activity during the school holidays". Brigid.

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Illustration Friday: Teacher

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
Albert Einstein.

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Works in progress...

Got a lot of work to get done at the moment, so started the ball rolling with doing four paintings at once. Here is the progress so far...

© Kelly Gatchell Hartley

Friday, 3 August 2012

My wall of Awesomeness...

Hi everyone, sorry theres been no posts for a couple of weeks- sometimes life just gets too busy! I have completed my ukulele which has, for now, joined my guitars on my wall of awesomeness. It's so little and cute next to the big boys. This one has been created with paper mosaic, paper covered beads, glass beads and other funky bits. This one doesn't have a name yet so if you have any great ideas let me know.
I also have a few paintings on the go, so as soon as they are finished I will give you a sneak peek.

Friday, 20 July 2012

Check out my website

Horrah, my website is now finally completed. I have played around with the layout and more, and am really happy with how it is looking. Please take the time to have a look and let me know what you think.
Yay now its (finally!!) finished I can get back to creating work for it. I have a few works in progress that will be up soon...

home film

Mosaic Course running in August

Want a couple of Saturday afternoons to get away and do something creative?
Always wanted to try mosaic and never knew where to start?
Come and join me and learn how to make a mosaic house number...

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Best Birthday Present- EVER!

Had a fantastic pre-birthday night out at Flight of the Conchords last night. It was AWESOME!!!. These guys are comedy gods .I laughed, I cried (with laughter) and I almost needed a nana nappy. I think if they had been any funnier I would have spontaneously combusted. Pull that baramundi from your undies and check them out if you get the chance, their live show is even better than the tv show and cds.
 You can find them online at: