A Window into Georgie Wilson's Art
In celebration of Georgie Wilson’s latest offering: ‘Windows’, we sat down with the Mornington Peninsula artist to gain insight into her creative process and where she draws inspiration from.
‘Windows’ is a collection inspired by glimpses of scenes that Georgie viewed through windows, playing off the idea of light reflecting and transitioning on other panes. This direction is a new one for the Melbourne artist and showcases a refreshingly pared-back composition that still celebrates her love of colour and has the ability to evoke a sense of calmness wherever they are placed.
Where are you from and where are you now?
I grew up in Melbourne and but I moved to the Mornington Peninsula 13 years ago. We had a little holiday beach shack there which we gradually stayed at more and more... until we figured we may as well just move here - and I just love it!
How did you realise you wanted to become an artist?
I’ve always been arty. I’d originally trained to be an artist at Melbourne uni but got hoodwinked into swapping to graphic design. I worked in design forever but when I went on maternity leave with my second child Dusty, I thought I’d give painting a go while I was at home. I did some paintings, organised an exhibition and then got picked up by the incredible Greenhouse Interiors. And then my whole world turned upside down!
What does a day in the life of Georgie Wilson look like?
Pilates at 6. Bus stop at 7.30 with Sunny. Dusty school drop off by 9, then me time. I answer emails, paint, brainstorm, create reels (gah!) paint more, answer DM’s, try and plan Insta posts and stories, paint again, wash brushes a gazillion times, maybe put on some washing and then start the round of pickups and after school activity drives run. It’s hectic.
As an artist, where do you get your inspiration from?
Everywhere. Social media, fashion trends, landscapes, plants, nature, the ocean, makeup, textiles, experimenting.
Is there a medium you haven’t yet explored but really want to try out?Sculpture in some way. I want to play with 3D. Clay/paper mâché / collage - so many things. I don’t know where to start and I don’t know when I can fit it in.
How do you define the meaning of home?
Relaxed, but really tidy. That’s my dream home. My reality is relaxed, but chaotic - although still pretty tidy. I need some stuff to be organised or I start losing it because my head never stops spinning.
What treasured items can you not live without?
My Dad's signet ring. Lip balm. The fam and the dogs. I probably should have written that in a different order!
What are you currently watching, reading and listening to?
I’m watching Shantoram and The new season of Handmaid's Tale. I’m reading a really bad romance so my mind can switch off. I’m listening to The Glucose Goddess cause I’m on a health kick, interspersed with an audible book: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E Schwab - it’s so good… and my horoscope on about 10 different youtube channels.