About Minnie&Lou

Minnie&Lou is an Australian eco conscious business, born out of a desire to spread some joyous colour in the form of sustainably made art, stationery and earth friendly gifts. 

Our art print and greeting card collections are curated from the original watercolour & ink creations of Minnie&Lou founder and artist Jacinta Payne.

Professionally printed in Melbourne on 100% recycled card stock and acid-free cotton rag watercolour paper, made from 100% post-consumer waste. Archival inks ensure colour faithful longevity. 

Hand crafted eco-friendly wheat bags, made in small batches in our home studio, using locally grown bio-dynamic wheat, Australian made essential oils, and with removable covers made from our curated collection of upcycled fabrics from our thrift shopping adventures! And lately we have been making triple layer face masks from our upcycled fabric collection too.

Minnie&Lou HQ is located within our sustainably renovated home in the bush, to the east of Melbourne.  Environmentally friendly practices are of utmost importance to us.  Re-cycled, up-cycled or compostable packaging is used for mailing out all our parcels.

The Minnie&Lou collection is distinctive, modern and bright, and coupled with our desire to treat the earth with respect, our products have found their way into the hearts and homes of many and varied customers from around the globe. 

 Follow us on instagram @minnie.and.lou 

 

About Jacinta Payne

 

I am a Melbourne based artist who aims to tread as lightly as I possibly can on our beautiful planet. I’ve been painting and drawing ever since I can remember, coming from a family of artists and creatives, and in the last few years my art practice has become a full time pursuit.

I have always loved to draw, particularly portraits, flowers and patterns. However it is when I am making abstract paintings that I feel most connected with my purpose. I like to experiment with different techniques and utensils to apply paint, and often end up using my hands, which further connects me with the painting.

I am totally inspired by nature. Growing up in the Southern Highlands of NSW on the edge of Morton National Park, I have always felt a strong connection with the Australian bush. I feel very lucky to again live surrounded by bush, now in Victoria. This connection is so uplifting for me and gives me great inspiration to immerse myself in the paints and canvas.

In my childhood and early years my inspiration began with countless hours watching my Dad painting landscapes, seascapes, still-life and equine portraits and my brother paint Australian birds & wildlife, and so began an ever evolving journey that has led me to follow my art dream.

Thanks for your interest in my art.
You can see snippets of my daily art practice over on instagram: @jacintapayneart