Visual Artist, Elle-Louise Burguez has a way of creating alluring and playful illustrations, which are lively, intriguing and a little bit magic. Hailing from the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, we spoke to Elle about her art, inspirations and exciting new ventures.
Hey Elle, Tell us a little about your background – What led you to create the your beautiful illustrations?
Hello ^_^ I am not sure of one exact thing that led me to draw… I think I have just always had this inner yearning to create ever since I was a kid. I have always designed my own little worlds to escape in, whether it be through pure imagining or through music or art. I am obsessed.
What influences the style of your work?
So many things consciously and subconsciously influence me… I am constantly looking at images, whether it be editorials or interior design or just beautiful people and places. My desires influence me, people, random thoughts that pop into my head, food, memories….and of course music.
How do you go about creating your art – is there a formula to your creative process?
I usually create at night, unless I am creating a big piece which I will work on day and night. My process is usually just playing music and drawing. On a good day I will do some yoga and have a bath to relax completely and then just get completely absorbed in creating. I don’t like having any distractions whilst I am drawing.
We know you are also a very talented musician, will we see you mix your visual art and music skills in the future?
Eeek you are too kind :) I would love to…. even if I one day collaborate with someone to animate my drawings and then set it to my own music… that would be amazing.
What are five things you cannot live without?
Music, creating, laughing, loving, pleasures.
Where would you find you typically on a Sunday morning?
Either walking around a market half a sleep or listening to records and making a delicious breakfast.
Draw us a picture of yourself…
Do you have anything exciting in the works?
I have some exciting collaborations coming up. One where I am working with a beautiful fashion label. I also am in an art show launching July 3rd, which I am super excited about.
To check out Elle’s work head over to her online store here , follow her instagram @ellelouise_burguez_art or check out her exhibition at Lust for Life Tattoo – Fortitude Valley Brisbane from July 3rd until July 31st
SHOP THE LOOK: Elle wears (clockwise) the Lilya stardust knit, Cosmic dress, Eclipse jacket, Gradient knit
CREDITS: Artwork: Elle Lousie Burguez Photography: Ellie Mclean, Styling: Adeline Conti