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Inside Painter Kirsty Budge's Apartment Studio

Kirsty Budge shuffled between watercolours, printmaking, photography and drawing before settling on oil painting as her primary mode of artistic expression, well into her adult life. Since then, the artist’s style has evolved in a slow and measured way, and her distinctive twisted, melancholy paintings have received many accolades – including, most recently, the 2021 Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize.

Kirsty’s home studio feels a little like an artist’s studio from the 1970s, perhaps somewhere in Europe, where obsessive art-making overtakes everyday life. Here Kirsty lives and works, constantly slipping between the boundaries of her all-consuming art practice, and her personal space.

A Powerful Landscape Of Earth And Sea

We get to showcase a lot of beautiful views in our line of work, but this one is something special! Located in the Sydney suburb of Vaucluse, this sublime ocean panorama belongs to an unimposing residential garden newly transformed by landscape architect Jane Irwin.

By returning to the natural geology and endemic plantings of the exposed site, Jane has created a surprising seaside landscape in a rough and uneven spot. Complete with sandstone terraces and pops of exotic flora, this picturesque coastal garden basically screams, ‘Serenity now!’, but in a polite stage whisper so as not to disturb said serenity.

Curb Emotional Eating

After a stressful day, you plunk yourself in front of the TV with a bag of chips. Turn to satisfying whole foods rather than a temporary emotional eating fix.After a stressful day, you plunk yourself

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Ready for a Road Trip

Ready for a Road TripIf your upcoming travel plans include a road trip, the last thing you want is unexpected car trouble to leave you stranded at the side of the road. A pre-trip vehicle check is the

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