Our guest blogger Northern NSW based Artist & Stylist Marijke Collins talks of the Pantone 2016 colours and their relationship with the palettes used by Australian artists. 


The rogue decision of 2 colours of choice by Pantone in 2016 have enveloped the idea of balance and equilibrium.  Rose Quartz and Serenity are the epitome of this year’s buzz of “mindfulness”. The complimenting colours represent a composition of symmetry, calm and peace. The jewel like nature of both colours reflect light and give in to the sense of well being so important in our modern living.

These are colours of the everyday Australia – the sun setting over our vast land, the restful views of colours of the skies, and the crystal colours of our limitless coast. These scenes provide endless inspiration to many of our remarkable, talented local artists.

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UFO, 2014

Genevieve Reynolds is a Brisbane born Sydney based artists who is recognised internationally

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Sydney-based artist Carla Hananiah presents a series of expressive landscape paintings.

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Budgie 1 (after love letters)

Claudio Kirac is an Artist living and working on the Gold Coast, Australia. His career spans 20 years working as a professional artist, photographer and designer

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Open Space

Renowned Belynda Henry is inspired by the landscape and colour

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Not To Be Taken.2014

Julian Meagher is a 36 year old Sydney-based artist. Nine years ago he left work as a medical doctor to pursue painting full-time

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Leah Bartholomew’s artworks are an abstract representation of the beauty found in the landscape and life of her local environment. Her optimistic, colourful artworks are a response to her daily interactions with her local base, Coolangatta, QLD and Northern NSW.

Marijke Collins
Marijke Collins
Northern NSW based Artist, Illustrator and Stylist.


She also holds regular art therapy and educational workshops for all ages.


0412 689 104

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