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Q&A with...Kera Bruton

Each quarter, we shine the spotlight on two or three of our talented Circa 64 Gallery Resident Artists.


 In our very first Q&A, we asked Resident Artist Kera Bruton, six questions about her art practice, inspiration, lessons learned and the journey she took to get to where she is today. For some great insights into this very talented artist, read on...


Resident Artist Kera Bruton sitting in front of one of her original artworks
Kera Bruton

C64G: Can you take us back to the roots of your art journey? What sparked your passion for creating, and what inspired you to dive into the world of art? 


Kera: I have been creative for as long as I can remember. As a child I would try everything I could – drawing, painting, knitting, sewing, sculpture, jewellery. If I couldn’t find something I liked, I would make it! 

 

After high school I went into SPFX makeup, followed by Millinery and Children’s book Illustration before taking the leap into being a full-time artist.

 

Art itself is my passion and my spark. My boys think it's funny that I go to work to create art and when I am at home, I relax by creating art! I honestly think it's amazing that I get to live my life like this – my artistic career is also my passion!

C64G: An artist's style usually evolves over time. How would you describe your journey? Are there specific artists, genres, tools, medium or cultural influences that are currently shaping your creative identity? How have you evolved through your process? 


Kera: My artistic style has evolved – especially over the last 2 years. Naturally, I am inclined to focus on ALL the details. In the past this has helped me, especially with Millinery, however when it came to my painting practice it quite often left my artwork stale and lifeless. One day in complete frustration I picked up a pallet knife and although the lack of control totally freaked me out, I fell in love with the freedom. My practice and style have progressed from there!

 

I am heavily influenced by my local area and its natural flora. Australian flora is so unique in shape and structure. They can be both bold and sturdy, yet delicate and fragile and I find this contrast fascinating.


C64G: What exciting projects or opportunities are on your horizon? Any exhibitions or initiatives you're eager to dive into or collaborations that have enriched your artistic growth as we venture into 2024? How do you hope your work will resonate with the viewer?


Kera: I have applied for "The Other Art Fair" and am hoping to exhibit with them in Sydney this May. I have exhibited with them in the past and loved the experience. It’s a unique fair as the artist is present so the public can interact with us directly rather than through a gallery owner. 

 

I have some projects with a couple of interior designers and also quite a few private commissions. I am also very excited about a few ideas that I've had that seem to be starting to take shape, although I'm keeping them quiet at this point until they are firmed up a little more.


C64G: Building a sense of community and collaboration is essential. How important is this to you as an artist?


Kera: Extremely!!! I cannot express how important my fellow artists are to me! 

I am exceptionally lucky to have a studio in a shared space with several other artists. We all bring something different to the table and they inspire and push me to levels I don’t think I could have reached on my own. I’m forever grateful for the community I've found myself in!


C64G: If you could pass on some wisdom to emerging artists, what advice would you offer? Any insights you've gained along the way that you wished you knew when starting your artistic journey?


Kera: Give yourself permission to experiment and don’t be scared of making mistakes. Art can be a glorious mess and the more you embrace it the more it will teach you!



 

Check out Kera's collection of contemporary still life florals currently available for sale on the Circa 64 Gallery website.







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