Frequently Asked Questions

Can I get a commission?

If you’re after an artwork with specific colours, then please get in touch via the Contact Me form. We will then discuss what you are after, time frames, and pricing. Please note, a 25% deposit is required for commissions.

Clock commissions can take up to 4-6 weeks to produce due to the nature of the painting style.

Where did you learn fluid art?

Instagram and YouTube! A friend of mine showed me some cool art on Instagram and I knew I needed to try it, so I bought 3 colours of high-flow acrylics and gave it a go. I was trying to follow another Perth artist, and
whilst my first piece looked nothing like hers, I knew that I wanted to play around more.

I am self-taught, and learnt everything I know through countless hours watching Instagram and YouTube videos, and many more hours of trial and error (easily in the hundreds of hours). After being asked many times by a friend to set up a workshop, I started putting my knowledge into practice by teaching others how to make cool art.

There have been many mistakes, ugly paintings, failures, and mishaps along the way. Whether it’s the paint, the style, or the colours, you generally don’t know what something is going to look like until it’s dry, and that is a huge part of the learning process. One thing I have learnt about fluid art is that a mistake and mishap isn’t the end of the world. Three of my most memorable mishaps include:

– The time one piece fell on the floor when I left it to dry and I came back 30 mins later to find all the paint was ruined. I picked it up and put it back on the drying rack. After it dried the effect was so cool that I left it as is!

– The time I tried to do a paint-over on a piece without peeling all the old paint off first. Turns out putting very liquid paint on former liquid paint causes cracks. But the effect was unique that I left it to dry, and now the piece is a a true one-of-a-kind!

– The time I went to work and left my paintings in the sun to dry. I forgot to ask someone to pull them out of the sun after an hour. When I came home that night one of the records had warped due to the heat. Instead of throwing it out, I resined it and now it’s another truly unique piece.

Why did you start making art?

I started making art as a way to unwind and let out my inner child. When I started making fluid art I had just changed jobs and was working in a high-pressure role. I found that playing with the fluid acrylics was a
great way to de-stress and support my mental well being.

I continued making art because it was addictive! I was hooked from the start and wanted to learn everything I could, plus, it was an excuse to buy ALL THE SUPPLIES! What started as a fun evening activity soon turned into an obsession and eventually a business.

There are still days where I get imposter syndrome and my brain goes off on a negative tangent, and those are the days that make me stronger as a person and an artist. Art doesn’t need to be perfect, it just needs to ‘be’.

What do you use to make your clocks?

I use old vinyl records that I find at op-shops (charity shops). I started painting records early on in my creative journey, and it was my brother that suggested I make them into clocks. It’s  also a great way to upcycle unwanted items.

What is Print On Demand?

Print on demand is a printing process where art and apparel isn’t printed
until an order is fulfilled. It’s a great way to lesson the environmental impact by only printing when a customer is ready to buy!

Handmade Pride has items fulfiled through print-on-demand drop shipper. They have locations worldwide, so depending on where you are, your orders are printed and shipped from the facility that can do it most efficiently.