If you ever wondered who painted the huge wall mural at Lentil as Anything, here's the goss and the face behind that mural. As I was walking out the door after a lovely lunch at Lentil As Anything in Abbotsford, I found Felicity, guilty as charged, brush in hand, the 'artist' and illustrator continuing with her mural. Perchance coming face to face with the creative talent behind the large mural on the wall as you enter the restaurant how could I resist not talking to her.
After moving over from Sydney to Melbourne, artist and illustrator Felicity started working for Lentil As Anything as a waitress in 2010 and has been there four years. She loves it there because they embody the values she herself upholds. She came to broaden her job skills and to escape working at 'soul-destroying' jobs. She found all of this and more at 'Lentil'. She told me she learnt how to speak Nepalese and has gained a family.
Not a fan of the 'price tag' she loves creating and sharing art and finds that rewarding in itself. She cannot imagine herself working for a big advertising company as she feels the moment someone puts a price tag on her work, it all becomes about the money and working to that dollar value. She would instead prefer to work on posters and business cards and such like. She does not spend as much time at 'Lentil' as she used to as she's pursuing other interests, but will definitely be completing her artwork over the next few months.
A poster created by Felicity. Image courtesy of FLICKARTZ FB page
If you attended last years Supanova Pop Culture Exhibition, you may well have seen Felicity with her artwork on display there and she has also exhibited her art at other exhibitions.
At the 2013 Supanova. Image courtesy of Flickartz FB page
You can find her artwork on Facebook under FLICKARTZ and shes also on TUMBLR. You can contact her through her Facebook page (Flickartz) if you would like some artwork designed be it for other purposes or for posters and business cards.
DARE challenge art exhibition. Image courtesy of Flickartz FB page.