My fondness for floral comes from my Mum. Growing up, fake flowers were not allowed past our front door. I would watch Mum transform the spaces which made up our home by adding pockets of greenery or bouquets of favourites from her impressive country garden.
Just South West developed when I began capturing some of my favourite stems at the end of their best, in a moody but beautiful way. With a fascination of one stem in particular - Pink Peony - which seemed to dry into a perfect petal sculpture. 2015 was my first release of five botanical art prints – Pink Peony, White Protea, Pink Protea, Red Peony and Magnolia.
The brand name Just South West was created with intention to separate the brand from myself as an artist, in a way to explore commercial products as I progressed without compromising any Fine Art practise. In 2015 I was living West of Christchurch while photographing a lot South of Christchurch at my family’s home. As SW are also my initials I liked the simple reference.
Offering unframed and framed prints that approach decent size (up to 841x1189mm) and make for bold pieces of art as seen in 'Room Reveals' by Alex Walls in Your Home & Garden magazine, including our collaborative series created in 2016.
"JSW offers prints that approach decent size ( I love BIG!) and make for bold pieces of art. Stacey’s latest additions continue with her interest in capturing that invisible line tread by flowers as they disappear toward a slow but beautiful decay..." - Julia of Studio Home
Also featured in Homestyle magazine, Queensland Homes magazine, Stuff Lifestyle, Latitude magazine and commissioned by Hyndman Taylor Architects for larger than life protea printed wallpaper feature wall.
Most recent years have seen the brand story to include scarves, notebooks and a home goods collection while the botanical portrait collection has grown to include over 40 art prints.
The entire Just South West collection is photographed and created in Christchurch, New Zealand from my sunny studio.
If you have any questions regarding wholesale, commissions, trade relationships, framing, the online store or you just want to say hello, email - firstname.lastname@example.org
June 2019 - Solo exhibition 'ART HOUSE Pop Up' - Ophelia series | Tack Rooms, Christchurch
April 2019 - Group exhibition 'Flora & Fauna' - Nirvana series | Selwyn Gallery, Darfield.
December 2018 - Solo exhibition - Just South West collection | Bailey Nelson, City Store, Cashel Street Christchurch
December 2018 - Group exhibition 'ART HOUSE' - Nirvana series | Studio Home, Worcester Street Christchurch
September 2018 - Solo exhibition - Nirvana series | The Corner Store, Cashel Street Christchurch
September 2018 - Group exhibition - 'Awakening' - Nirvana series | Deciduus Gallery, Tirau