Pearls, per­fume a per­fect match

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Health -

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.

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie

Artist Catherine Christie.

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