Palm Beach, Queensland is quickly becoming a trending location to live on the Gold Coast. Between 4th and 9th Avenue there has become a huge increase in eatery’s, bars and shops along with easy access to one of the Gold Coast’s best beaches it’s the destination to call home. Young first home owners are snapping up apartments, renovating and creating the dream.
I was approached by Phil who was in the final stages of his apartment renovation, a two bedroom unit with beach views on the Gold Coast Highway. The renovation featured polished concrete floors, exposed concrete roof painted black, copper piping and raw wood finishes. The brick walls were painted white ready for an epic artwork to take place as a focal point upon entry the the apartment.
The brief was young with beach elements and a degree of masculinity. I worked on combining a skull, octopus and a beach vista to create an interesting artwork that held many elements. I also combined a mix of stipple, pattern line work and a traditional approach to the design. This helped to create a balance so that the design was not too heavy with the multi layers of elements.
Due to the tight hallway space and an army of trades in one location to finish the renovation I gridded the design up and freehanded the outline in pencil. Then using Ironlak Pump Action Paint Pens in Roake I began the mural over 9 hours. The space is transformed and is the perfect addition to the apartment.