INSPIRING MOTHERS AND THEIR STORIES.
WE SIT DOWN WITH WOMEN FROM AROUND THE WORLD TO DISCUSS LIFE, WORK AND MOTHERHOOD
Living by the sea on the Central Coast of New South Wales, creative artist Bek Halliday is raising her two daughters Willow and Avie whilst creating abstract art and children’s interiors.
Having studied interior design and fine art, Bek explains that she has “always had a creative soul and vision on life," but it wasn’t until she was pregnant with her second daughter, Willow, that she decided to make a career out of her creativity.
"I hope the passion and love that is put into each piece, flows through onto paper and canvas."
Her artworks are unique and affordable and are created for the modern home or nursery. Incorporating a variety of mediums, her pieces are a wonderful expression of her environment.
“Over the years I have been inspired by masses of colour, and pattern. At the moment, I am sticking closer to my heart and closer to home. I am always inspired by the sea,” explains Bek. Living by the beach has had a large impact on her works and can be seen in her natural and coastal personal style.
Bek has a positive outlook and attitude to life and offers encouragement and advice to fellow working mothers; “I believe we as women, as mothers, can be it all and have it all if we choose to. Sometimes it takes that nudge to make a start, but once you do, have fun and enjoy the journey!”
Lastly, a few cheeky questions -
Are you the cook at home? What is your favourite midweek go-to meal?
I love to cook because I love to eat! Haha. My go to favourite is Italian pork meatballs with rice. Yum!Which other Australian designers, artists or creative people are you loving at the moment?
Oh gosh there are so many! But I have been a long follower and lover of Zilvi's work, Jai Vasicek, Yoli and Otis, and Leah Bartholomew.What special [clothing] pieces do you think are important for young children?
I think little rompers are brilliant and look adorable! They can be worn by themselves in the warmer months and layered up with leggings and a long sleeve top, knit or blouse in the cooler months.