Untitled drops by at Jeff Liss and Jo Springthorpe
Tell us a little about yourselves, your home and art collection.
Both of us are involved in very creative work and are inspired daily by our natural world, colours, lines and forms of the urban environment.
What’s the story behind the first artwork you bought?
The first painting we bought was a beautiful moody landscape called “Dry River Bed” (1998) by Walter Meyer. We were drawn to the painting because of the warm depth of the shadow in the dry river bed. In the following years we bought three more Walter Meyer paintings as we love the intensity of the light and shadow he captures in his painting, the loading of his paint and his signature brush strokes. All of these pieces live in our kitchen.
What advice would you give someone who wants to buy art for the first time?
Definitely follow your heart and love what you buy, because you have to live with it!
Who would you collect next?
We will collect when we are next inspired by a piece and our budget allows it.
What are some of the most sentimental or meaningful pieces you have?
In our bedroom we have a wall of pieces that have mostly been given to us by friends and family. They all have special attachments to experiences and relationships. It's a hodgepodge of styles, shapes and frames, but it works for us. One piece is a drawing that the famous American pop artist, Peter Max done, did of Jo on a paper napkin when she was living in New York and having coffee at a table next to him in a restaurant.
If you could have your pick of art from Untitled, which would you choose? Where would you put them? And why?
Jo: “I am a ceramist and a collector of mid century pottery. I’d display some of Lyndi's alongside my pieces on the shelves in the kitchen. I loved styling these artworks which are organic and colorful against my 70’s mosaic tiled kitchen wall and the organic white bagged walls. The artworks are very emotive and make me feel happy!”
Click here to view available works by Lyndi Sales
Click here to view available works by Amber Moir
Jo: “I’ve always admired Amy’s work. The skill and intensity is captivating and the use of recycled materials adds meaning and uniqueness. I just love her colour combinations, so clever! I also find her work calming and therapeutic.”
Click here to view "Cabin Sound" by Amy Rusch
Jeff: “The mood of this is mysterious. It is a dark space that is wide open to the interpretation of the viewer. It’s small and intimate, and the choice of positioning the tree off centre makes for an interesting composition.”
Click here to view "Daydreaming IV" by Zarah Cassim
Jo and Jeff co-own a family run business, Chasing Bees.
See what else they would have asked for.