ABOUT SHANA DANON:
My work as an artist and surface designer celebrates bold emotive colour and vibrant modernist style. Paintings, prints and patterns are created with the intention to evoke joyful memories and are inspired by my passion for Mid Century design.
Growing up in a family of artists nurtured me to become a maker and work with colour across a variety of media. From an early age, I was surrounded by handmade fibre art, ceramics, painting and craft. Currently I enjoy working with acrylics, digital brushes, shibori, ink, screen printing and block printing.
My career in professional organising, decluttering and styling further cultivated my love for interiors, the home and colour psychology. After returning to study colour, design and visual arts I was excited to establish Emilio Frank Design to create artworks and homewares that added form, function and positivity. Articles written on storage and design have featured in magazines such as 'Home Beautiful' and 'Inside Out'. For more information you can click here to visit "Organised Clutter'.
Nostalgic sensibility and a touch of whimsy often feature in my work, with references to ‘70s childhood memories of pattern and décor. ‘Schnitzel’ the family dachshund has featured in recent home-ware ranges and stationery.
Emilio Frank Design is named in honour of my creative grandfathers, Emil and Frank.
My blog 'Mid Mod Muse' blog features my modernist musings and inspirations behind the Emilio Frank Design studio. You can follow the posts here:
Recent highlights include:
Collaboration with Emily Ziz Studio to launch a wallpaper collection, public art commission by Canada Bay Council, exhibiting in the Amsterdam International Art Festival (August 2017), exhibiting in The Secret Women's Art Exhibition at Platform 72 Gallery 2017, auctioning art work to fundraise for the Epilepsy Art Auction 2017, placing as finalist at the Stabilo Awards 2016 & finalist at Colour Trap Gallery 30x30 Exhibition 2016.
An interview with 'Style Curator' (award winning interiors blog) was recently published and the studio was featured by 1340Art International Art Magazine. You can find more details here.