Vee Resin Bondi is a self-taught Resin Artist from Sydney Australia who grew up enjoying beach life like most Aussie kids in the 70’s.
Most of her subject matter and colors reflect the beautiful hues of the many beaches surrounding the continent she’s proud to call home.
Her practical Resin Art Decor sold through her Etsy and social media pages have kept her busy and sane throughout this COVID period and she’s appreciative to all those who have accepted her into the art world and to the many artists who share their knowledge through tutorials.
Vee feels she’s at a time and place, after raising her family where she can finally explore her artistic side. She encourages everyone to try this form of art and holds small classes for beginners. In the near future, she hopes to grow her small business, expand her classes, and share what she’s.
As a self-taught artist, how did it all start for you?
Vee: I have never really considered myself an artist, just someone who has dabbled in some form of art or craft as a hobby. I was busy raising a family and didn’t get the time to take it any further.
I was the owner of a Dance school and a professional Dance teacher for over 20 years.
After seeing a piece of Resin Art in my local Art store I was intrigued and asked the shop assistant to explain the process. Later I searched on YouTube and discovered an array of tutorials that kick-started my obsession.
How long have you been making art and which medium do you work with?
Vee: Over the years I have started Resin Art in late October last year, 2019, and became totally fixated and soon watched countless tutorials on YouTube and Pinterest. I’m so grateful to all those artists kind enough to share their skills and passion.
What is it about the resin that you enjoy?
Vee: I’m really enjoying fluid art. It’s a whole new concept with appealing and eye-catching results.
What’s the most challenging thing about the medium you’re using?
Vee: Physically Most challenging is the affect Epoxy Resin has on your hands and skin, even though I’m well protected. From an artistic side, it’s knowing when to stop working the resin before your piece becomes Mud.
What is your creative process?
Vee: Colour is my biggest inspiration. It helps determine what type and what method I’ll use.
Do you make a plan before, meaning do you have a clear picture of what you want to achieve, or is it a different process?
Vee: I usually have a plan but sometimes pour a batch of resin without planning and the result can go either way. My big pieces are Always planned with visuals such as someone’s interior coloring to match an abstract piece or a photo of a nice beach to capture the different shades of the ocean.
How has your style changed or evolved over the years?
Vee: It hasn’t been years but my first pieces were absolutely terrible and embarrassing and even more embarrassment I thought they were great.
What memorable responses have you had to your work?
Vee: I held a pop up shop in a suburban shopping center and sold out of around 137 items and took orders from other customers for around 4 months. In fact, I am still receiving orders.
What is the most recent piece you’ve made, and what are you working on right now?
Vee: I recently made a large resin abstract piece in black, grey, pewter and aluminum on framed glass using the dirty pour method. It was for A good friend who has had a few rough years and now finds herself a single Mum raising 3 kids, one with Down Syndrome. I’m in the process of doing a piece for all of the kids.
What is the best way to reach people that are interested in your art?
Vee: My Instagram and Facebook pages @veeresinbondi. My Pinterest page is where I pin most of my work.
I sell home decor items through Etsy but most of my orders are through word of mouth or followers on my pages. I also have a stall at Bondi Beach Market.
Are there any upcoming shows or workshops we should know about (or canceled due to the Covid-19 situation)?
Vee: I’m teaching small groups with a view to open these classes up for groups and offer wine and cheese called Resin and Rosè.
What’s next on the horizon foryou?
Vee: I’m in the process of designing a purpose-built Art studio big enough for classes that will open onto my back deck and pool lounge area. If I can get over my shyness on camera I’d love to do a few beginner tutorials to entice people to try resin art. I’ve taught and convinced a few people to take it up as a hobby during COVID including my neighbors and an Etsy customer from Ireland. We have been communicating through Etsy messages and are both thrilled with her initial results. There are some amazing Resin artists in this world and when I get time I still watch tutorials and I’m still learning and feel there’s still a long way to go.