BioCup Art Series
The BioCup Art Series is an ever changing gallery, promoting artists from across the world who explore environmental themes at the core of their practice. Delight and engage your coffee customers with new artwork every eight weeks – they can take a dive to the depths of the ocean, walk the desert sands or explore the natural beauty of urban London. Want to feature in our next series?
Spotlight: Ziggy Alberts
Ziggy Alberts is an Australian singer-songwriter, whose genuine grassroots story and captivating live performances have built his career as one of Australia’s leading independent artists. Ziggy is a change agent in the industry and an early adopter of green touring and sustainable living. Samuel D Hall has collaborated with Ziggy on this Voices Cup. @ziggyalberts and @samueldhall
Red PandasBy Gosia Kozdron
As an illustrator, I see everything as a piece of art. My main source of inspiration when it comes to my work is the environment, the animals, and the nature that surrounds us. With every illustration I create, I try to depict the beauty, uniqueness and importance of our environment and the creatures that live within it. I hope that when people come across my art, they take a minute to appreciate how beautiful our planet really is.Follow them on social!Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gosiak_illustrationEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone: +447736755547
ThatgrubgirlBy Amanda Merrifield
I truly believe that if nature is nurtured and taken care of nature will nurture and take care of us. It is the closest thing that we have to magic.Follow them on social!Instagram: @thatgrubgirlEmail: email@example.comPhone: +1 (236) 513 2804
Floral dreamBy Hannele Fernström
I am a swedish illustrator and print designer based in Gothenburg. For me nature is one of my biggest inspiration sources and to collaborate with a company that works with sustainability was an easy choice. We all need to take responsibility in keeping the world a safe space for all humans and living creatures to live in for many years to come.Follow them on social!Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/honolulu.studio/Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone: 0046722284248
Native GatherBy Melanie Caple
Over the past decade, Melanie Caple has developed her practice to incorporate finely detailed oil paintings and large-scale exterior murals. Examining our relationship with the botanical world around us and with a focus on immortalising a sense of place, she uses native flora to activate walls and canvases to draw attention to the fragility and vibrancy of our landscape. Working between Melbourne and her studio in South Gippsland, Melanie works directly with the foliage that surrounds her. By juxtaposing these botanical compositions with urban surrounds, there is an emphasises on connecting with nature in these settings, and hoping it will inspire others to incorporate nature and care for the environment in their every day.Follow them on social!Instagram: @melanie_capleEmail: email@example.comPhone: +61437073269
Let’s play (Humpback whale calf)By Renata Bruynzeel
I have been a wildlife artist for more than 40 years, in that time I have gradually become more and more concerned about the environment particularly the fast decline of our earth’s habitats. I really hope that my artwork helps people to see the amazing beauty and incredible diversity of our wildlife.Follow them on social!Instagram: @whaleartauEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone: 0429138213
TangoBy Skye Elizabeth Carroll
I have an absolute passion for parrots. I believe in order to have these amazing animals in our lives and the lives of our children, we need to be diligent stewards of our mother Gaia and to work together to protect our environment.Follow them on social!Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SkyeElizabethArtistEmail: email@example.comPhone: +61427747153
Lake TekapoBy Florence Egasse
The COVID-19 pandemic shows us how vital it is to connect or reconnect with nature. The simple act of going outside is good for the mind, the body and the soul. Immersion in nature is possible through simples acts such as a walk, a look at a view through a window, a glance at a painting. Unable to travel due to world travel restrictions I was inspired to depict a scene of Lake Tekapo, a wild, free and majestic landscape that is only 2 hours away from my current home, Christchurch in New Zealand. The process of creating a rich turquoise coloured lake with a range of mountains which seem suspended in the water was my own invitation to tune back to the natural world. Time to slow down…Time to connect with nature, time to respect it, time to protect it.Follow them on social!Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/floartnz/Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone: +642102387153
Our Australian BushBy Katherine Appleby
Our beautiful Australian bush is precious. Everything exists in balance. We are already witnessing what happens when we upset that balance, from hotter, drier summers that lead to devastating bushfires, to the decimation of entire species. We must act now to save our planet. Each of us can make a difference, whether through small acts or big. Through my art, I hope to raise awareness of environmental issues that impact the Australian bush and all creatures that live within it - and help those who are seeking to restore, rewild and care for it.Follow them on social!Instagram:@katherineapplebyillustrationEmail: Kath@katherine-appleby.comPhone: +610413354635
Succulents Green Echeverias RosettesBy Elaine Bozza
I believe that everybody can a better lifestyle without destroying the environment and affecting the ecosystem. Humans need to have important resources and areas protected to give a chance to nature to recover for the present and future. My sustainable practices are: planting bee-friendly plants in my garden (for instance: lavender); purchasing products from eco-friendly brands, recycling my rubbish; reducing the usage of plastic, wastage of water, and bringing awareness about preserving nature with my artwork.Follow them on social!Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ebozzastudioEmail: email@example.comPhone: 640273099606
Dynamic Harmony, KaroriBy Keehwa Hong
Humans and wildlife in harmony on the Karori land is a fundamental idea of this design. I’ve portrayed five different activities available in Karori, the geographical landscape, and Wellington Fault: the meeting point of the two continental plates.Follow them on social!Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/keehwa_hong/?hl=enEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone: +64 27 642 5411
Nature's TreasureBy Charmaine Ng
One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Mother Earth has provided us with bountiful natural resources that we humans take for granted. So let’s protect what we can by reducing, reusing and recycling!Follow them on social!Instagram: @chamjam_Email: email@example.comPhone: +65 96694062
Coffee BeansBy Rebecca Houghton
Rebecca’s illustrations show bold shapes and use of colour and texture. Her happy creations are free-flowing, abstract and calming interpretations of nature’s beauty. She predominantly works digitally but loves to explore mixed media using both bold and neutral colour palettes. Rebecca lives in Yorkshire with her family, their crazy black Labrador, her bee hives and her ever growing flower pot collection.Follow them on social!Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rebeccahoughtonart/Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone: +44 7783936170
SpringstarBy Rose Ou
My work comes from nature and environment I see around me. I try to make my patterns reflect the season and the location at home or on my travels. Coming from a mixed cultural background, I have been exposed to the impact our ecological challenges. This is why environment friendly products and methods of consumption are so important to me.Follow them on social!Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nj.rose.ou/Email: email@example.comPhone: 00447564070962
Floral labyrinthBy Tereza Maslova
Nature was always my source of inspiration. I grew up in the countryside surrounded by wildlife and beautiful flowers so I am trying to capture that beauty in my illustrations.Follow them on social!Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/teri_the_butter/Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone: +420 731 746 613
Natural Vector #2By Dave Court
A central theme of my work is the overlapping of digital and physical worlds, where or how there is a distinction, and how this affects our engagement, perception and interaction with the world and each other. I use a process based approach to my practice, experimenting with different media and applications, from digital illustration to commercial painting equipment, brushes, rollers, studio fashioned paining and sculpting tools and more. Through my work I’m thinking about questions of personal agency while engaging with the Internet of Things, the authenticity of digital objects, generational identity in the face of environmental disaster, and art as a catalyst for community in a time of extreme content saturation.Follow them on social!Instagram: @dave.courtEmail: email@example.comPhone: +61481457808
The Little Red DotBy Jeraldine Boh
Singapore may be one of the smallest countries in the world but our biodiversity is nothing to belittle. As a true blue Singaporean myself, this illustration showcases my take on what we commonly refer to as the "Little Red Dot". Each element of this illustration represents a special part of Singapore's ecosystem: from the Jungle Flame and Bougainvillea - 2 of the most common flora lining our streets, to the free ranging otters, families of hornbills and lesser-known Sunda Pangolins - unique fauna that enrich our biodiversity. Together, they brighten up the mood of this concrete jungle and we can all do our part to help keep it this way by taking steps to protect our planet! I am an artist from Singapore who enjoys using playful illustrations to give a lighthearted twist to the things around!Follow them on social!Instagram: @jeraldoodlesEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone: +65 84998481
Nature Study SeriesBy Jahna Low
Recently I have graduated with a Bachelor of Visual Arts from the Dunedin School of Art in New Zealand in 2019. Currently I am creating a range of close up detailed works of different wildlife and experimenting with abstraction and colour. Through my works I seek to raise awareness of, and draw attention to, the natural world and our current anthropocentric society. Wildlife conservation and the impact humans have on our planet is something I feel strongly about and use as inspiration when it comes to my art. I work primarily in acrylic and watercolour on stretched paper and enjoy manipulating the paint to create the most realistic representation of my subject matter. I have always been interested in photorealism and they way it grabs the viewers attention through technique. But recently I have been experimenting with colour and organic shapes to mimic different environments around me. Through my works I hope to start a conversation about these ever relevant topics and raise the question of what we can do to help preserve our natural world.Follow them on social!Instagram:@jahnalow_artEmail: email@example.comPhone: +64 0273192713
UntitledBy Jazz Mang
I try to avoid plastic packages: shampoo as a bar of soap, dishwashing liquid as a pill, cleanser also as a pill, laundry detergent, which is reuseable for 365 times and I use soda and vinegar / citric acid for cleaning the drain instead of toxic stuff. I never buy or take a plastic bag in the supermarket - I have always my own bags with me. I haven't flown by plane in more than 10 years and in Berlin I ride my ebike and take the public transport. I know these are small steps but you have to start somewhere.Follow them on social!Instagram: @pacefaintingEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone: 4917643414629
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Australian DreamBy Lily Rose Dambelli
The unique and diverse flora found on this continent is not stereotypically soft, feminine and manicured; like a common English Rose. Instead, wild and slightly eerie. Here, a Kangaroo Paw bloom is entangled with a Parsons Band Orchid, a visual comparison that honours the individuality of the Australian aesthetic.
SustainabilityBy Mark Gerada
Everything we use in our homes comes from somewhere. Yet, everything can be designed and used in a way that minimises the footprint we leave. We hear talk about this all the time, but do we really stop and think about what this actually means?
In this drawing, I wanted to create a complete awareness picture of where all building materials and contents come from and how they are transported to a building site. It encourages us to think of buildings as an integral part of the landscape. For example, if we are using timber for construction, we should be replacing it as we use it.
AcaciaBy Annie Everingham
I see the world in its most embryonic state, the conflict between nature’s fragility and endurance with links between life and death; tranquillity and terror; beauty and ugliness. My work is crafted around childhoods spent in the country, a love for colour and a deep affection for the native flora of the Australian bush.
BrickworksBy Thomas Wilcox
"Using waste to make art is an amazing transformation to me. Recycling materials creates a need for a different way of thinking about a painting.”
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Become Part of the #BioCupArtSeries
BioPak launched the first BioCup Art Series in August 2013, working with artists who are passionate about the environment and use related themes in their work. These artists identified this collaboration as a platform to gain exposure for their work and broadcast their message that the environment is everyone’s business and our values are global.