Pearls, perfume a perfect match
CATHERINE Christie’s pearl dust artworks will provide a backdrop for the launch of Atlas Pearls and Perfume’s Wild Islands perfume collection.
The South African artist, who moved to Perth two years ago, is an artist-in-residence at the business this month as part of the Town of Claremont’s Arty April in collaboration with FORM’s PUBLIC2015 initiative.
Ms Christie, of Mosman Park, only started working with pearl dust this year.
“The pearl nacre gives the work a very meta-brushed natural look,” she said.
However, the ocean and its contents are not new subjects for the renowned artist.
“I paint oysters and the ocean because of the beautiful message of the oyster… through adversity and grit a pearl is formed,” Ms Christie said.
The artist will take part in the Claremont Boutique Art Market this Sunday that will also include live music, children’s crafts and more than 30 art and craft stalls.
On April 30, Atlas Pearls will launch the Essential Oils of Tasmania’s Wild Islands collection.
Atlas Pearls chief executive Pierre Fallourd said the new collection bottled the scent of the pearl.
“If you close your eyes and put yourself in a tropical environment and you just imagine the waft of white floral of the frangipanis and the white sand, a nice flick off the ocean, a little bit of salt in the air, that is the smell,” Mr Fallourd said.
Artist Catherine Christie.