The Cocktail Garden offers cocktail recipes focused around the flavors and produce found throughout the seasons, all stunningly illustrated by internationally-renowned artist Adriana Picker. From summery raspberries and rich figs to citrus and white peaches, apples and pineapples, and infusions using a riot of herbs – basil and thyme, to sage and lavender and other flavors found in the garden. There are drinks for long hot summer afternoons spent among flowers in the garden; wine spritzers for breezy evenings on the back porch; champagne cocktails for celebrations under the apple tree; nightcaps for wintry nights by the fireside; and fruity party punches for that garden party gathering with style.
For Vogue Fashion Night Out 2017, News Life Media commissioned Adriana Picker to illustrate the key artwork that appeared in the event's promotion. Adriana's floral adornment to the Vogue Australia masthead was used on billboards, flags, product packaging and promotional material in the shopfronts of participating stores. The artwork was also used across social media in the lead up to and throughout the Melbourne and Sydney events!
Freehand 17ft x 24ft mural commissioned by Industry City Brooklyn - December 2018. This botanically inpsired work was completed over three days and was produced by As we are agency.
Tiptoe through the wildflowers to discover a world of intricate illustrations, courtesy of botanical master, Adriana Picker. The elaborate yet elegant drawings in Where The Wildflowers Grow will delight creative and artistic minds craving a colouring experience that moves beyond basic patterns into true works of art.
These unique Australian floral shapes are beautifully rendered
on the page, allowing you to sit back and immerse yourself in nature as you enjoy the therapeutic benefits of this popular artistic pastime.
Number Of Pages: 96
Available: 1st June 2016
Publisher: Hardie Grant Books
Country of Publication: AU
‘A flower falls, even though we love it. A weed grows, even though we do not love it.’ Shunryu Suzuki.
In a return to botanical inspiration, this exhibition has been an exploration of colour for Sydney artist Adriana Picker. Best known for her distinctive works on paper,
characterised by painstakingly intricate line work, Adriana has relished the opportunity to extend her practice into mixed media painting.
Retaining elements of this signature style, Adriana’s latest body of work leaps head first into a joyous new world of bold colour, movement and texture. Vibrantly lush,
hyper-real foliage and flora appear almost other-worldly, in a heady palette of vivid pinks, mauves and deep aubergines.
A Brightness Falls is a celebration of Adriana's life-long passion for nature and the botanical form, seeded in early childhood by time spent in her Grandmother’s garden. The often-overlooked beauty and texture of ordinary ‘Nana plants’ - Nasturtiums, Pelargoniums and Bromeliads - is rediscovered in a bold, contemporary context.
Photos by Amelia Stanwix care of The Design Files
A Brightness Falls
4th - 9th March 2017
14 Little Oxford St
Opening Saturday 4th March
Gallery open from 10:00am
Opening drinks from 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Sunday 5th March, 11:00am - 3:00pm
Monday 6th March, CLOSED
Tuesday 7th March, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday 8th March, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Thursday 9th March, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Adriana Picker's first book The Garden of Earthly Delights - a lush wonderland of colouring for adults, will be published by Hardie Grant Australia October 2015.
Take a journey through The Garden of Earthly Delights and revel in the intricate detail of Adriana’s illustrations as you colour. These incredible drawings are exquisitely beautiful with a dark undertone, where amidst the flora you can find lurking insects just waiting to be brought to life through your unique colouring.
Enjoy the therapeutic benefit of this popular pastime as you unlock the secrets on every page and develop the piece from a black and white artwork into a full colour masterpiece.
Solo exhibition with mural at Goodspace gallery in Chippendale, Sydney - 20th January 2016.
By Peter Gilmore
While there is a layered complexity to world-renowned chef Peter Gilmore's ethereal - yet grounded - cuisine, his philosophy of cooking is relatively simple. Just four elements are required to create perfect unison in a dish: nature, texture, intensity and purity.
In his highly anticipated second book, Peter invites the reader to share his private obsession with nature - when not in the kitchen at Sydney's Quay restaurant, he is working in his experimental garden where he grows a huge array of edible plant species. Each component of a plant, from sweet, earthy roots to bitter fronds and fragrant blossoms, is potentially destined for inclusion in one of the 40 exquisite dishes featured here.
I was commissioned by the team to produce a series of intricate line drawings of key ingredients, exploring the concepts of the book in a romantic, botanical fashion.
Creative direction and Design - Rueben Crossman
Photography - Brett Stevens
Illustration - Adriana Picker
Publisher - Murdoch Books
Mural for Darlinghurst wine bar Love, Tilly Devine created with paint markers in May of 2013. This mural is based on simple black and white sketches of Orchids, Roses and Passion Fruit flowers and some oddities discovered in a Victorian Botanical illustration book.
Photography - Carine Thevenau
Adriana, a Sydney based Illustrator, unveiled her debut solo exhibition on the 6th of March 2014 at Sydney's Gaffa Gallery.
Entitled 'Wonder' the exhibition featured a collection of intricate original pen illustrations and limited edition letterpress prints.
The body of work is inspired by a sense of nostalgia, her own personal 'cabinet of curiosities' and the flowers grown in her grandmother's garden.
Illustration and branding created for Restaurant Waterman's Lobster Co in Potts Point, New South Wales.
Various editorial Illustrations for Australian Gourmet Traveller Magazine
Art Direction - Anna Vu