The walls of our cafe have coffee and tea all over them and they’ve never looked so fabulous. Port Fairy artist Camilla Moloney uses natural dyes for many of her works. While she also uses things like beetroot, it’s the coffee and tea work that resonates the most with Piccolo staff and customers.
Jon met Camilla in his previous life as a builder and said he had been keen to showcase her work for some time. “It is very different, extremely creative and I think the use of the natural dyes is quite amazing,” he said. “We are thrilled Camilla agreed to be our feature artist for February and March and already the pieces have proven quite the conversation starter. “Like all the artists who hang their work in our cafe, the pieces are for sale. I’d encourage everyone who appreciates unique art to pop in for a look and consider taking one home to enjoy.” Camilla said the collection was created at her home studio in Port Fairy and displaying it was something quite special. “My background is in art and design, but I had quite a long break from it all while I had a family and only recently started to get back into it,” she said. “I’ve had some art shows before with other people, but nothing really on my own. “Jon has been asking me for a while, but I never had enough work or felt comfortable enough to do it until now. So putting my work out there like this is a bit of a milestone and something I’m pretty excited about. I hope people like them.” Camilla’s work also includes pyrography, which is when the artwork is created by burning images into wood. You can follow her on Instagram at millanmodesign