The Scenic Route is the creative project of artist and designer Victoria McGrane, who is based in Burketown, North Queensland on the remote Gulf of Carpentaria. Her intricately hand illustrated work is inspired by her love of travel and exploring the amazing landscapes, colours, flora and fauna of Australia. The name The Scenic Route reflects the personal and creative philosophy of artist and designer Victoria McGrane. Her love of nature is evident in her detailed botanical drawings. “Choosing the path less travelled, slowing down, enjoying the journey and appreciating the scenery – “taking the scenic route” – is the basis for the inspiration behind my designs.”
With a background in visual arts, a distinctive creative aesthetic and a career in fashion and textile design Victoria has collaborated with a number of notable brands in Europe and Australia to create unique surface print designs.
Launched in 2017, the first range of artworks is entitled "Beauty Of Nature". Each botanical artwork is screen printed by hand using eco friendly water based inks onto the highest quality sustainably sourced acid free cotton rag papers.
Every piece is unique, due to the distinctive artisanal quality of the screen printing process and the small imperfections and variations that occur. Each design is signed and numbered and available in a limited edition of 50 with a choice of colours and the option to order in a bespoke colour to suit the decor of your home. A series of original illustrations are also available as fine art pigment prints on Hahnemuhle german etching paper.
The Scenic Route also has a range of greeting cards and postcards made with love in Australia and printed on 100% recycled paper using eco friendly inks and a collection of digitally printed textiles.