Artist Profile: Ellen Giggenbach
I have a wonderfully supportive husband (he puts up with my collection of mid century treasures) and 2 creative sons. During my late teens I was fortunate to study graphic Art in Vienna for 2 years, I then went on to receive a New Zealand Diploma with Distinction in Design.
As an experienced artist and designer, my art works are made by lovingly cutting and assembling graphic shapes from art papers painted in an astoundingly gorgeous variety of colors using artist’s acrylics. I am constantly inspired by all things joyful such as characterful birds and vibrant flowers, which I observe from my sunny studio.
My German heritage adds a element of folk to my designs and my passion for the 1950′s,60′s and believe it or not even the 70′s! inspires my graphic shapes and crazy color combinations! My passion is to create designs that are bright, joyful and add a special uniqueness when applied onto such products as stationery, books, fabrics, clothing, homewares, giftware and accessories and items that I haven’t thought of, I love a challenge!