For my drawing and sketching I am predominately a traditional freehand drawer, favouring pencils, technical pens, markers and inks as my preferred mediums.
I do dabble in acrylics, gouache and oil paints for original pieces and enjoy the vibrancy and blending possibilities of these paints.
I reproduce all my final sketches into digital format using Adobe Photoshop, for editing and colour manipulation.
Using a number of carefully selected print suppliers both locally in Brisbane and interstate depends exclusively on the stock that I select for each job. Due to the nature of printing and the requirement for careful storage of fine art prints, I choose to print all 'open edition' prints on a demand only basis. I do not do 'drop shipping' as I prefer to ensure the quality of each print is adhered to and that each fine art print is personally signed. Due to this, I advise that customers allow for a 1 week turnaround (based in Australia) and 2-3 weeks internationally.
Apparel / Clothing
Art apparel is digitally printed or screen printed in bulk using The Print Bar based in Teneriffe, Brisbane. All apparel is printed using eco-friendly inks and powered by 100% renewable energy. The Print Bar prints are retail quality and they ensure they remain ethical and environmentally responsible by guaranteeing the following:
- We pay our staff a fair wage
- We ensure all garments we stock are ethical
- We donate to BRAC and The Clean Clothes Campaign to help raise the living conditions of garment workers around the world
- We donate garments to Orange Sky Laundry
- We recycle our used ink carts with Cartridges 4 Planet Ark
- Our inks are eco-friendly
The Print Bar is run by designers and creatives for creatives and with it's support of ethical manufacturing makes it the perfect option to support my views and mission as an ethical and sustainable fashion advocate.
Open Fine Art Prints are an open run collection with no restriction on the amount of art prints that can be reproduced for purchase. These collections will likely be associated with a charity donation affiliation to support my philanthropic passions of giving back.
Limited Edition Fine Art Prints are a restricted print run for a small number of reproduction prints. These prints are all printed at the same time and are signed, numbered (for example 1/30 'print') and accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity. These prints will be a little more expensive due to their 'limited edition' nature.
Yes. Originals will be for sale in the coming future. These obviously will come at a higher cost and be accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity due to their unique nature. Some may bear additional costing if framed and require protective handling and courier services. All originals will be sent with tracking services.
See a print in the shop but it's not the size you are seeking, no problem! Please drop me an email and I will do my best to fulfil your request to complete a custom order. Please note there will be a small additional expense due to printing to the size requirement you are seeking. Payment can be made by bank direct transfer (Australia only) or Square Reader manual transfer for credit cards. Payment details are issued by a tax invoice.
No. Unless specified for a Limited Edition or an Original artwork, all reproduction Fine Art Prints are mailed to you unframed, in an archival clear sleeve and backing board. This is to ensure that shipping costs are kept to a minimum for you as the customer.
If you are seeking to replicate any of the artwork I have designed please note that all rights are reserved by me as the artist.
If you are seeking an ink / tattoo permission or pass, please contact me. Ink passes will be something I will contemplate for availability and possible purchase in the future.
In all cases please be respectful of me as the artist and understand that I am a small business, this is my life and my artwork is extremely personal to me. In all cases, credit should always be given and if you wish to re-share an image on social media, please do so by crediting and tagging me as the illustrator/artist in all postings.
Illustrated by Kathy Gardiner
Hashtag: #thenakedgardiner #kathygardiner
At the end of every calendar year, I will donate the money raised from the sales of purchases relating to each Give Back campaign to be donated to the specified charity.
At the end of the calendar year I will post online and on my social media platforms, announcing the AUD$ value of the money that has been raised and donated to the associated Give Back campaign.
As I am only a very small business, I currently fall below the GST (Goods and Services Tax) threshold therefore I am not at liberty (at this time), under Australian Taxation Law, to charge GST on my items for sale.
Jasmin Meier, Harley and J
Mandala / Henna Artwork
70s Psychedelic Posters and album covers
American vintage and the British punk fashion era
Vintage Book covers
Vintage Vogue magazines
Stories from yesteryear
Social impact and environmental awareness
Ethical, slow and conscious fashion
Cosmic, astrological and spiritual connection with mind, body and soul
Empowerment and inclusion of all
Nature and Botanicals
(and whatever brings me joy...)
Fine art prints are required to be ordered and mailed separately from other orders (e.g. separate to art apparel orders) to ensure that they can be posted in rigid mailers so as not to damage/ bend the artwork.
Fine art prints are mailed in a rigid mailer and protected by a clear archival quality sleeve and backing board.
I would prefer not to use plastic, but unfortunately to retain the fine art quality of art prints they must be protected by archival quality protective packaging.
On receipt of your fine art print please consider the environment and reuse these sleeves for future protection of much loved photos or artwork.
I am based in Brisbane, Australia and I can ship (almost) anywhere in the world, including regional Australia. For most of my mailing I will be using Australia Post unless a courier service is required for original artworks.
If you require express postage or need an urgent order please send me an email and I will do my best to fulfil your request.
For international orders, please be aware that postal and handling taxes are the responsibility of you, the consumer.
Please allow for 7 business day turnaround (1 week) within Australia and 2 - 3 weeks internationally. Of course I will try to ensure that you receive your order earlier rather than later but I can only work within the timeframes of standard postal delivery.
I am not the postal person, so unfortunately I can not guarantee that your order will be left on a doorstep, on a patio, under a verandah, or any other hidden location. You might want to take up your personal preferences with your local postal office! :) Thank you!
No. I am a small business and unfortunately I do not have the man power nor the finances to accept returns should you change your mind.
Please refer to the Refund Policy for more information.
Best to wash art apparel as per the care instructions advised within the garment. A cold machine wash is usually suffice.
Please DO NOT iron on print. Iron on reverse side of garment to ensure that the illustrated image does not run or colour transfer from the heat of the iron.