Madeleine Stamer prefers traditional old school brush and ink techniques using watercolours and letting loose on large-scale paper more often than not in the late hours of the night. She produces small runs of limited edition prints, art pieces and collaborative projects under the guise of Little Circus. Madeleine’s folk infused images display rich decorative line and bold pattern. Her designs comprise of gentle yet slightly surreal imagery that delivers an edgy punch. Madeleine’s folk infused style has been described as captivating meditations on life and death, nature and culture. Part tattoo, part Australiana, part pattern, her works take the eye on an excursion along a decorative, dark and highly idiosyncratic line. Madeleine has collaborated on small and large scale projects for various clients such as The ANZ Bank, The Design Files, Third Drawer Down, The Meredith Music Festival, The Financial Review, The Readers Digest, The National Gallery of Victoria, The Women’s Weekly and The Blackeyed Susans. Madeleine strangely prefers the winter months best and you will often find her staring at birds from her kitchen window or attempting to draw them...
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What's the most important object in your studio?
Paper or Plastic?
If you could resurrect one no longer living person to have lunch with, knowing you will have to return them to the grave right after coffee, who would it be?
Elvis and dad
Preferred method of dealing with an encounter with an acquaintance whose name you can't remember.
As long as I don’t need to introduce them to anyone I’ll bluff my way through it.
Why don't you flip the tortoise over, Leon?
Do androids dream of electric sheep? A.k.a Bladerunner. A classic!
How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
A woodchuck would only chuck as much wood as Chuck Norris would allow it to, because the woodchuck shares Chuck’s name. Therefore, Chuck must challenge the woodchuck and make it chuck as much wood as Chuck can. So, a woodchuck would chuck as much wood as Chuck could.
Favourite client so far?
The Blackeyed Susans
Favourite imaginary client?
How does your mother describe your profession?
“As long as you keep out of trouble Madeleine, I don’t mind what you do…”
Coffee or tea?
Neither. Hot chocolate thanks.
What's your earliest drawing memory?
Prior to seatbelt laws, circa 1975, unrestrained whilst in transit in the backseat of mum’s Ford Falcon XW and finger painting on the foggy windows.
How do you prefer to spend your mornings?
All images contain invisible and trackable digital watermarks.
The Jacky Winter Group and SEA are members of the AOI and AOP respectively and abides by the required code of practice for artist agents.