IT’S TIME TO MEET THE TALENTED & CREATIVE PEOPLE BEHIND THE PINOT & PICASSO ARTWORKS!
It’s time to introduce the talented artists behind our Artwork Gallery. Say hello to Melody Suranyi! Melody is currently an artist at the Pinot & Picasso Newcastle studio and has a stunning art business called Banksia Brush Studio. We sat down with Melody and chatted about why she became an artist, her style, artworks she has created, and life outside of P&P!
What sparked your interest in becoming an artist?
“I have always wanted to be an artist, but it wasn’t until I started working at Pinot and Picasso that I realised I could do it as a career. Being surrounded by so many talented artists at work and becoming more involved in the creative community here has filled me with so much inspiration and passion.”
How would you describe your style?
“My style is an explosion of colour, patterns and fun. I love weaving ancient themes into my paintings and lino prints as well as natural forms like flowers and vines.”
Which artist/s is your biggest inspiration?
“I am very inspired by all the talent right here in Newcastle with artists such as Prudence De Marchi, Kiasmin and Tyler Dan. A big influence in my style has also come from Matisse, especially his expressive use of bright colours and organic shapes.”
Which type of art form is your favourite to create and why?
“My favourite art form is painting. I feel the most free and happy when I have all my colourful paints open, paint brush in hand and a funky disco playlist pumping in the background.”
Which Pinot & Picasso artworks have you created?
“I created the Mumsterpiece artwork for Mother’s Day this year which was so much fun. I loved the process of creating the painting and then watching everyone enjoy quality time with their Mum painting it together in class.”
What is your favourite P&P session to host and why?
“I love hosting paint your pet sessions because I get to bond with everyone over their pet stories and help bring them to life in paint form!”
If you were a P&P artwork, what would you be?
“I would 100% be the Boogie painting of the glow in the dark disco ball, everything about that painting just screams me.”
What’s your favourite thing about working at P&P?
“I love watching people go from doubting their painting ability at the beginning of each session to absolutely loving their finished painting and getting creative along the way. I just love seeing everyone have such a fun time learning something new and am so happy I can play a part in that.”
What do you like to do outside of P&P?
“I am currently studying graphic design at Newcastle university which led me to create the branding for my own business selling art. When I’m not teaching at P&P you could find me painting and dancing around my home, roller skating, having a coffee with friends or working and talking ceramics at Palinopsia.”