Schmooks on indie art & design
Quirky Art Prints for Children & Grown ups by Claire Cimbora, an illustrator and graphic designer based in Canberra. The Scmooks label began with creating personalised cards for friends and family and from there, Claire developed a series of playful artworks, which are now part of her Schmooks collection along with her new jewellery designs!
Claire is completely enchanted by her little son and finds his innocence is very inspiring. "I sit and watch him talk with teddy bears and send rockets to the moon as he creates fascinating worlds. His imaginary play-land is an inspiration for much of my work."
Claire describes her style as "playful, enchanting and quirky. Child-like innocence mixed with a teaspoon of cheekiness make-up the ingredients for each work. I love finding unique patterns and fabrics to use as soft textures in my illustrations. Scanning allows me to incorporate any little treasures that I find." (Excerpts from www.minxart.com.)