The Scenic Route is the creative project of artist and designer Victoria McGrane, who is based in Emerald Beach on the North Coast of New South Wales and whose work is inspired by the amazing landscapes, colours, flora and fauna of Australia. Taking The Scenic Route is all about choosing the path less travelled, slowing down and enjoying the journey, appreciating the scenery, and embracing a sustainable life full of colour and beauty.
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 companies in Europe and Australia to create unique surface print designs.
Launched in 2017, the first range of artworks is entitled "Beauty Of Nature". Each intricately illustrated botanical artwork is screen printed by hand in her Emerald Beach studio 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.
The Scenic Route also has a range of greeting cards and postcards made with love in Australia and printed on 100% recycled paper using vegetable based inks by Words With Heart - an eco-friendly social enterprise that funds women’s and girls’ education projects in the developing world.