The Blck Pen
The Blck Pen is Sydney-based artist Neha Gupte, whose gorgeous artworks are inspired by the beauty of nature. From her background as an illustrator and textile print designer, The Blck Pen has collaborated with fashion brands and print design studios across Australia. Her work for Maxwell & Williams explores the botanical world with a touch a whimsy, fantasy and animation. Beautifully brought to life in watercolour and ink, each piece shows nature as a mirror to life and human personality.Shop Collection
Marc Martin is an award-winning artist, illustrator, designer and children’s book author based in Melbourne, Australia. His signature style is rich with layered textures and clever details, continually drawing the viewer in with every second glance. Marc’s work is constantly evolving as he explores new techniques and technology, to bring back into his charming illustration work across his collections for Maxwell & Williams.Shop Collection
Kasey Rainbow is a digital artist from sunny Brisbane. Her unique and colourful style is a true reflection of both her name (yes, Rainbow is really her surname!), her positive outlook on life and ‘Live Bright’ ethos. To discover Kasey’s art is like experiencing a confetti burst of fun phrases and poppy colour to heighten your senses and generally light up your life. See her work acrossShop Collection
Gabby is a Sydney-based artist who uses watercolours and inks to create her whimsically styled flora and fauna paintings with more than a hint of chinoiserie. She is influenced heavily by her Chinese heritage and uses art to communicate her story to the world. Her paintings are full of small details that spark joy and positivity to all who engage. She loves to use pink for its joyful, strong and feminine characteristics.Shop Collection
The Letterettes are four gal pals who share a love of letterforms, four-legged creatures and, most importantly, sequined jackets! The busy quartet made up of Carla Hackett, Wanissa Somsuphangsri, Eliza Svikulis and Kate Pullen spend their days labouring over beautifully balanced typography in the form of signage, murals and hand-lettered artwork. Their unique range includes an entire alphabet of porcelain snug mugs and ceramic coasters to choose from. Each piece features a letter or symbol in its own distinct style, illustrated in crisp black and white, with endless combinations to mix and match.Shop Collection
Megan McKean is a designer, writer, author and illustrator based in Sydney. The Maxwell & Williams collaboration with Megan brings her bold colour and modernist style to a series of fun plates, mugs, travel cups and placemats. Infused with her signature colours and line work, each design captures the famous sights and iconic skylines of some of your favourite cities, both here and overseas.
Citing reefs and rainforests as key sources of inspiration, Melanie frequently refers to her love of quiet, still surrounds. As a profoundly deaf Indigenous woman, she expresses her creativity by drawing on her Indigenous culture whilst continuing to explore her Austrian heritage. Art for Melanie has been a very personal journey, having been a place she finds personal growth and solace.Shop Collection
Inspired by the optimistic personalities in people and wildlife, Pete and his work have a dedicated following. His contemporary art is renowned for its signature bursts of glowing colour and beautiful textures. It is impossible not to love Pete Cromer’s bold and playful collages, paintings and sculptures. His collaboration with Maxwell & Williams includes mugs, coasters, children’s sets, tea towels and drink bottles.Shop Collection
Donna describes herself as a colourist, claiming she loves to incorporate colour into everything she does, especially to her rainbow hued art. She paints from the heart, instilling each special piece with something undoubtedly unique and by her own admission, a little bit crazy! Donna has developed a natural style of painting that resonates, “All of the art that I create is drawn from the inside and my love of life.”.Shop Collection
Melbourne artist Nathan Ferlazzo’s signature pen and ink style is instantly recognisable as his very own. As a passionate and committed conservationist, Nathan uses his talent to give back to the wildlife that is the focus of his intricate drawings. Nathan partners with a range of global conservation organisations to spread knowledge and to share profits from his business. Partners include Birdlife Australia, World Animal Protection and the Australian Geographic Society.Shop Collection
Taking inspiration from real life and putting her own personal spin on things, Katherine Castle uses mixed media to produce ultra detailed wildlife artworks that demonstrate a highly resolved style which is the result of years of practice. She immerses herself in the lifestyle of a true artist, frequently packing her belongings and setting up camp in a new area to paint what she sees around her. Maxwell & Williams is proud to be in its 11th year of collaboration with Katherine Castle.Shop Collection
Mulga (aka Joel Moore) is a renowned Australian street artist, freelance illustrator, muralist, published author and designer. Known for his unique Australian creations and signature style of intricate line work and bright colours, Mulga’s creations grace walls and objects across the world. His Maxwell & Williams X Mulga collection includes mugs, coasters and drink bottles, each with a design that perfectly captures his combination of street, surf and laid-back style.Shop Collection
Experience maximalism at its finest with Maxwell & Williams X Greg Irvine’s mugs, plates and tea towels. Greg’s canvases reflect a life filled with travel, colour, exploring and collecting. His works contain vibrant, textural scenes that art lovers have coveted for decades. Greg is the definition of a true artist’s soul, “I have never had a regular job in my life!... I’m grateful to have been able to be having a wonderful career doing what I love”.Shop Collection
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria
Our ongoing partnership with the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria has produced a range of collections helping to support the Gardens vision of, “a flourishing community and healthy planet, enriched and sustained by plants.” Using a mixture of archival illustrations and our own inspired designs, each piece from this collaboration is a true celebration of the beauty of the Gardens.
Royalties from these ranges support Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria in its mission to safeguard plants and the Gardens for the wellbeing of people and the planet.