MEET THE ARTIST

Jennie Riley

Jennie has been creating artworks for print her whole life. Her hand painted silks and hand finished knits used to sell exclusively to David Jones. These days she works from her studio in Lennox Head in Northern NSW, Australia making designer colourwares and fashion that add a splash of colour to homes and wardrobes all over Australia and internationally.

Share a colourful life

Colour is a wonderfully complex world. Nature and culture are in a constant collision of hue, tone, shape and texture that translate into feelings. Why do we feel the way we feel when we see a sunrise or a sunset? Why does shimmering water or an open fire mesmerise us? Why do some animal colour combinations bring smiles while others make us fearful? RileyBurnett explores and experiments within the world of colour to bring a little pleasure and brighten up all corners of life.

Life likes a colour punch.

We get it. Too much colour is garish and colour clashes can be horrifying but don’t be afraid to let colour punch through the shades of grey. Blacks, whites and neutrals will always be design classics - they should be the foundation of homes and wardrobes but if we forget to add a splash of colour, if colourless doesn’t become colourful then our serious sides might just win. Take a leaf out of nature’s book, strike an occasional colour blow to a world of neutrals and feel full of life with the wonderful energy it brings.