Everything Art is run by Katarzyna and Jamie Avery and we are based in Derbyshire, UK.
Our backgrounds are based in art, craft, teaching, design and online technologies. Here's a bit more about each one of us.
Capturing the moment and sensations is everything to me - my language is art. I paint, collage and art journal to figure out my past, my present and future. I scribble, spill, tear, paint and write to let the emotions out. I ask questions and work out my answers through colour, texture, patterns and dynamic connections between contradictions. I'm allowing myself to put together rough and smooth, bold and subtle, quiet and noisy.
My work is a perfect reflection of my everyday reality - the colours and subjects reveal the connections that I make between my past and now. I worked with several manufacturers and retailers promoting products and designing them (stamps, stencils). My works have been published many times in magazines such as Somerset Memories, Art Journaling, Somerset Life, Somerset Apprentice, Paper Haus, Die Scrapperin, Histoires De Pages. I teach mixed-media in-person and online since 2011 and everyday I'm grateful for this opportunity to have my dream job.
I grew up in a home where both my parents were painting, so I have always loved to be creative. My biggest creative passion is photography, but I also like to paint with acrylics and watercolours, draw with pencils, and am very excited to experiment in mixed media techniques.
I started life in retail, but later set up a Graphic, Animation, Video and Web-design business with my brother. We filmed for TV, created animations for many blue chip companies, and won awards for web design. This I did for many years before the retail bug bit me again, and combining the skills I had learnt over the last few years, with my love of creativity, I opened an online retail shop, Artist Trading Post, a retailer specializing in Mixed Media and Art Journaling products, which I ran successfully from 2008 until I sold the business in 2017. I love the technical aspect of how products work with each other and why, and helping people to experiment and be brave.