Bluethumb Co-Founder, George Hartley

SELLING POINT

Founded by brothers George and Edward Hartley, Bluethumb started as a passion project and is now recognised as Australia’s largest online art marketplace. Since launching in 2012, the platform has facilitated the sale of over 100,000 original artworks to everyone from...
Liam Nunan

SECOND ACT

Growing up in a television-free home encouraged Liam Nunan to seek out alternate forms of entertainment. “I got pretty good at drawing at a young age and gravitated towards the more creative subjects at school,” he recalls. “But while I loved studying art, by the end...
Art dealer and consultant Sarah Birtles

FORWARD VISION

After studying painting at university, Sarah Birtles knew she was heading in the right direction. Working in art galleries not only proved to be the ideal next step but brought exciting career opportunities. “I spent a decade working in commercial and public...
Fredrik Udên, founder of PosterFactory

PRINTED MATTER

Fredrik Udên’s journey into the print business began in Sweden, where he worked as a photographer and darkroom technician. Since relocating to Australia in 1989, Fredrik has been involved in countless large and small-scale projects involving high-quality images via...
Artist Nick Coulson with his still life work.

EVERYDAY ESSENTIALS

Working from his home studio in inner-city Brisbane, Nick Coulson recalls his first art class in high school having an immediate impact: “The teacher explained the task, asked if we had any questions then turned the radio on and let us create,” he says. “I remember...
Painter Fiona Smith with one of her birds.

TAKING FLIGHT

Fiona Smith grew up at Church Point, on the northern fringes of Sydney. Her mother was a potter who refused to give her daughters dolls but supplied as much paper and powdered paint as they could use. Her father, a craftsman and jack of all trades, made the first...
Catherine Field with her beautiful handmade ceramics.

EARTHLY DELIGHTS

Growing up on farming country across New South Wales, Catherine Field had a lot of fun making mud pies in dams and creeks. Years later, after gaining a marketing degree, working in tourism, television and publishing then having a family, Catherine started pottery as a...
Stephanie Day (right) with artist Anna Blatman.

AN EYE FOR ART

Stephanie Day is the Gallery Director/Curator at Paper Pear, a beautifully curated space located in the New South Wales city of Wagga Wagga. Showcasing an eclectic mix of art in all its forms, the gallery provides artists with exciting opportunities to connect with...