She’s the local lass creating stunning artwork that you’re going to need to hang in your home. Her inspiration comes from vintage photographs and same to be honest.
We sat down for a chat with Constanza about her advice for anyone wanting to get started in a creative career and how her illustration career came about.
How long have you been a Gold Coast local?
I lived on the Gold Coast for five years but I’ve been living at Cabarita Beach for the last two.
What do you love most about living here?
I love the beach and the relaxed lifestyle the Gold Coast offers. I come from a big city so it was a nice change of pace.
Tell us about your path to becoming an artist…
I originally studied a Bachelor of Business in Chile, but after some time I realised it wasn’t my passion so I decided to go back to school and study a short course in Graphic Design. I loved it! After I graduated I started doing small jobs with wedding invitations, I started doing more drawings and bought an iPad and never stopped drawing. After a few months I started getting jobs as an illustrator and now I do it as a full-time job!
How would you describe the work you create?
My work is very feminine and colourful.
What’s your favourite thing to illustrate?
Women, flowers and fashion.
From where do you find inspiration for your work?
I get inspiration through editorial fashion photographs or vintage photographs.
What advice do you have for someone wanting to start a creative career?
Be patient and persevere. It’s hard at the beginning but if you work hard and put your work out there, whether it’s through social media or by showing your work face to face, people eventually will start noticing.
Where can we buy your art?
I have an online shop through my website www.constanzag.com.au and sometimes I go to the Village Markets in Burleigh Heads.
Tell us your favourites on the Coast:
Cafe or breakfast: Baked at Ancora
Coffee spot: Riff Raff in Cabarita Beach, or Espresso Moto in Cooly
Restaurant for dinner: Greenhouse Canteen in Coolangatta
How does your weekend usually look: I usually spend it in Cabarita, at the beach.