ABOUT OUR STUDIO
We are an eco-friendly art studio run by mother & daughter Isabelle Boreham and Melanie in Sydney. Our distinctive artworks are inspired by both the rich Australian landscape with its lively birds & flowers and our French background. Known for our joy & respect for nature, we’ve been promoting sustainability through our locally made works since 2010.
The studio creates Limited Edition Artist Prints, Linen Tea Towels,Tote Bags, Canvas Bags, Greeting Cards, Height Charts and Calendars. Created, printed & packaged locally in Australia, our collection is unique and playful and celebrates eco-friendly gifts through eco-living, thoughtful giving. Being light on the environment and light to carry, they are the perfect gift for travellers and locals alike.
Since 2014, the team at La Source Australia has been proud to support local goodwill projects. By purchasing their products, you too are are supporting these worthy initiatives.
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MEET THE ARTISTS
Meet the artists Isabelle Boreham & daughter Melanie Beresford (with the newest addition to the team Florence here).
Born in Paris, Isabelle Boreham spent time working in London and New York before moving to Australia. Now residing between Sydney and her bush property near Braidwood NSW, her appreciation of the Australian bush is pas en pas with the masters Rousseau and Turner as influences for her diverse practice. Before commencing each artwork, Boreham spends time carefully observing the natural world around her and sketching the various plants and animals she comes into contact with. Once all her ‘characters’ have been drawn, she incorporates them to create unique stories. Birds are seen cheekily chattering with one another in a bush of native flowers, whilst others sit by themselves above iconic sites. Her love of bold colours and textures is evidenced, as she merges reality with her own musing. She gives birds and flowers alike a new distinct skin by borrowing the textures of Australian tree barks. Peering through her own gardens, that could be likened to a marvelous jungle with frequent wildlife visitors, she draws much wonder and inspiration from the bountiful life that coexists with her; and delights in sharing this awe for the Australian bush with others.
Melanie Beresford has been a practicing artist since 2007, having exhibited in over 40 shows around Australia. She completed a BFA with Honours at COFA UNSW along with a Masters of Fine Arts in Painting/Drawing before commencing working with her mum in the La Source Australia studio in 2013. Since then, the team has quadrupled in size with the addition of two beautiful daughters/grandaughters who have brought much inspiration and joy to our work as they’ve laughed and drawn with us.
We love nature, which we would hope is evident from our work! And because we of this, we see the importance of being eco-friendly in our business practices to protect our planet. When you purchase from La Source Australia, you are guaranteed a product that is 100% designed, printed & packaged in Australia.
Some of what we’ve done to be more eco-friendly:
- Redeveloped our packaging to reduce the use of cello bags by using paper wrappers where possible.
- Created a gift within a gift with our greeting cards including a bookmark, so that the card ‘lives on’.
- Reuse packaging for most of our retail orders.
- Print all our products locally (in NSW) in small print runs to minimise wastage.
- Reduce our carbon footprint by using and supporting local vendors.
- Use 100% post consumer recycled paper for our greeting cards, height charts, calendars and envelopes.
- And we’re always thinking of new ways to be more sustainable!