ABOUT OUR STUDIO

We are a mother and daughter team working together to create unique limited-edition prints and gifts that are inspired by Australia’s landscape and our French heritage. Our bold and playful artistic style is a reflection of our passion for life. Through our art, we seek to express and share the joy we experience when connecting with nature. This has grown into a deep respect for the earth, as we acknowledge the vital role we all play in its protection. Whilst supporting nature and birdlife conservation organisations, we are also committed to bush regeneration on our own bush property. Planting 750 trees, we have created a wildlife corridor, to help small birds travel safely between forest areas. Throughout our business, we aim to use sustainable art practices to reduce our carbon footprint. 

This year our art studio celebrates its 10 year anniversary in Sydney on Gadigal Country.

Our prints and gift range are designed, printed & packaged locally in Australia (we do part of the printing and all of the packaging ourselves). Being light on the environment (and light to carry), we offer the perfect gift for nature lovers and travellers alike.

MEET THE ARTISTS

Isabelle Boreham (the mother)

Parisian born Isabelle, spent time working in London and New York as a textile designer before moving to Australia in the 1980s. After working at Bonds Australia which included working for the Sydney 2000 Olympic games, she decided to follow her heart and founded La Source Australia in 2010. 

Isabelle now divides her time between her Sydney residence and her bush property near Braidwood NSW. Much of her inspiration is drawn from her immediate environment and the bountiful life that coexists there.

Her appreciation of the Australian bush is “pas en pas” with the French post-impressionist, Henri Rousseau, and English romantic, William Turner, as influences for her diverse practice. Isabelle’s own art process begins by taking the time to observe and sketch the natural world around her. Her love of bold colours and textures becomes evident as she then merges reality with her own musings. Once her ‘characters’ have been created she incorporates them into unique stories. Some cheeky birds chatter amongst the native flowers, whilst others remain solitary guardians of iconic sites.

Melanie Beresford (the daughter)

Melanie was born in Australia and has been a practicing artist since 2007. She has completed a Masters of Fine Arts in Painting/Drawing and exhibited in over 40 shows around Australia. Her practice has been quite diverse from painting, drawing, video, installation and sculpture. Whilst she loves exploring different mediums and ideas, her passion has been portraiture.

In 2013 she joined her mum as a partner in the La Source Australia studio. Together they create, package, manage orders & deliveries, and have FUN! Her biggest inspiration comes from her two beautiful daughters who bring sunshine and laughter into the studio.

     

    ECO FRIENDLY

    We are always looking for new ways to reduce our carbon footprint and  operate more sustainably. Our products are designed, printed, and packaged in Australia. 

    Some positive changes we have made to protect the planet are:

    • A reduction in our use of cello bags as protective packaging. Our tote bags and tea towels are now 100% plastic free.
    • Our greeting cards, height charts, calendars and envelopes are printed on 100% recycled paper.
    • We only do small print runs to minimise potential waste and all of our printing is done locally.
    • Our retail orders are sent in recycled packaging whenever possible.
    • We’ve extended the life of our greeting cards, which are designed to be reused as a bookmark.
    • We use brown recycled paper for our gift-wrapping and green biodegradable, recyclable bubble cushioning when needed.

      If you have a suggestion for how we can improve please reach out and share your ideas, we’d love to hear them.

    ABOUT OUR STUDIO

    We are a mother and daughter team working together to create unique limited-edition prints and gifts that are inspired by Australia’s landscape and our French heritage. Our bold and playful artistic style is a reflection of our passion for life. We are well known for our love & respect of the natural environment and we use sustainable art practices to reduce our carbon footprint. This year our art studio in Sydney celebrates its 10 year anniversary. 

    Our prints and gift range are designed, printed & packaged locally in Australia (we do part of the printing and all of the packaging ourselves). Being light on the environment (and light to carry), we offer the perfect gift for nature lovers and travellers alike.

    MEET THE ARTISTS

    Isabelle Boreham
    (the mother)

    Parisian born Isabelle, spent time working in London and New York as a textile designer before moving to Australia in the 1980s. After working at Bonds Australia which included working for the Sydney 2000 Olympic games, she decided to follow her heart and founded La Source Australia in 2010. 

    Isabelle now divides her time between her Sydney residence and her bush property near Braidwood NSW. Much of her inspiration is drawn from her immediate environment and the bountiful life that coexists there.

    Her appreciation of the Australian bush is “pas en pas” with the French post-impressionist, Henri Rousseau, and English romantic, William Turner, as influences for her diverse practice. Isabelle’s own art process begins by taking the time to observe and sketch the natural world around her. Her love of bold colours and textures becomes evident as she then merges reality with her own musings. Once her ‘characters’ have been created she incorporates them into unique stories. Some cheeky birds chatter amongst the native flowers whilst others remain solitary guardians of iconic sites.

    Melanie Beresford
    (the daughter)

    Melanie was born in Australia and has been a practicing artist since 2007. She has completed a Masters of Fine Arts in Painting/Drawing and exhibited in over 40 shows around Australia. Her practice has been quite diverse from painting, drawing, video, installation and sculpture. Whilst she loves exploring different mediums and ideas, her passion has been portraiture.

    In 2013 she joined her mum as a partner in the La Source Australia studio. Together they create, package, manage orders & deliveries, and have FUN! Her biggest inspiration comes from her two beautiful daughters who bring sunshine and laughter into the studio.

      ECO FRIENDLY

      We are always looking for new ways to reduce our carbon footprint and operate more sustainably. Our products are designed, printed, and packaged in Australia. 

      Some positive changes we have made to protect the planet are:

      • A reduction in our use of cello bags as protective packaging. Our tote bags and tea towels are now 100% plastic free.
      • Our greeting cards, height charts, calendars and envelopes are printed on 100% recycled paper.
      • We only do small print runs to minimise potential waste and all of our printing is done locally.
      • Our retail orders are sent in recycled packaging whenever possible.
      • We’ve extended the life of our greeting cards, which are designed to be reused as a bookmark.

      If you have a suggestion for how we can improve please reach out and share your ideas, we’d love to hear them.