Monday 19 November 2012

Local business supporting local Artists

During the last year I have been really fortunate to receive commissions from a number of local businesses to create paintings for their premises. It’s reassuring that they have chosen to support a local artist in this way.

I would like to highlight three of these businesses who asked me to create artworks for their businesses.

  • Last November, I completed 3 paintings for Maverick Travel, for their Everton Park office. Here is a link to their Facebook Fan Page.

Collage of the three paintings for Maverick travel

Maverick Travel is the perfect team to plan your next dream holiday, cruise or round-the-world adventure, as well as all your business travel needs. They are also experts in 4+ star family travel.

Maverick Travel offers personally escorted small group tours (max 30 people) to the most spectacular and exotic regions of the world. Perfect for those with a sense of adventure, our tours include almost all sightseeing tours in the tour cost.

Maverick Travel is located at two convenient locations:
Everton Park
711 Stafford Rd
Contact Number 07 3355 3700
Shop 12, Samford Central,
Mt Glorious Rd 
Phone: 07 3289 3700

  • The second local business I worked with is a brand new Cafe` which opened three months ago. Since Deja` Bru is only a few minutes from my home, I don’t need to tell you it’s a favourite stop for coffee. The coffee is top class, the cakes are divinely sinful and the service is warm and friendly.

Collage of the painting for Deja` Bru Cafe`

Deja` Bru is located at Mc Dowall Village, corner of Beckett and Hamilton Roads, McDowall 4053. The contact number is 0438 794 398.
Please have a look and like their Facebook Fan Page.

If you are in a big hurry you can also download a free phone app called so you can order ahead.

  • Directly next door to the coffee shop, is Wearable Art Hairdressing, also located at McDowall Village, corner of Beckett and Hamilton Roads, McDowall 4053. 

Below is the painting I was commissioned to paint for the Salon.

The salon’s contact number is 07 3353 5255. The Facebook Fan page is here.
Be sure to check their blog for special offers.

Pink Roses with mirrors for  Wearable Art Hairdressing- oil on canvas - 1000mm x 1000mm 


  1. How wonderful to have such community support! Beautiful work!

    1. Thanks Darlene, the paintings were such fun to do.

  2. Wonderful work by everyone - I like to shop locally and support local artist!

    1. It would be great if everyone started supporting their local artists.

  3. Hello Carol, thankyou for your kind words. Having you create our artwork was so easy. I don't really know what I was expecting but certainly not the level of guidance and assistance with picking the ideal images and working with the space we had. I consider your artwork my christmas gift to myself and my clients and I can highly recommend you (as I do) to anyone else wanting artwork for their home or business. Take care honey, Joanne Harding-Smith (Maverick Travel).

  4. I love all three Carol, although I am partial to all things Italian and French, so I could so see those paintings on my wall. They're all gorgeous though. Thanks for sharing them.