You're bound to recognise this beauty and now we're telling you to memorise her name. Amy Finlayson is one of our favourite local models and an incredible up-and-coming artist. As you can see from these images, she loves to manipulate works she's been involved in - whether it's a shot she's modelled in, or art directed. She often gets her makeup done by Isa from Wild Life Beauty, and has facials too! Here we get to know the artist...

Name: Amy Finlayson (Instagram & Twitter). My website is: www.thefincollection.com, blog: www.by-fin.net, and scarves: www.fiinlayson.com (coming soon).

What do you do? Model/ Artist/ Gallerist/ Art writer at youonlyliveonce.com/, Blogger at by-fin.net/Creative Director at FIINLAYSON.

What's your earliest memory of art? Finger painting in Kindy in a Navy blue smock.


Did you study art? Yes I just complete my Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Visual Culture.

How long have you been creating for? I have been dabbling since high school, but have really upped my practice in the last two years.

What's your favourite type of work to create? I like layering imagery. Building on photographs that I have either taken or been a part of creatively (modelling in or art directing). Acrylics, oils, inks, solid oil paint pens, oil pastels... Anything and everything to achieve a specific and desired vision.

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What's your style like? I'm not really sure yet.... still working that one out. I have been exposed to a lot of different influences - both fashion and art related, so I am sorting through all this to find my style.


Who do you see from Wild Life? Isa!

Coffee order? Soy flat white, no sugar.

Three all time favourite movies? The Fall directed by Tarsem Singh, Romeo and Juliet directed by Baz Luhrman, and anything directed by Wes Anderson or Quentin Tarantino.


Three all time favourite songs? Killing me Softy by The Fugees, anything by Sade, This Year's Love by David Gray. Having said that however, I am partial to hardcore hip hop - so I am a bit all over the shop.

Favourite label? Scanlan and Theodore. Always on point.

If you could go anywhere in the world where would you go? India.

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Tell us about your beauty routine...

For day: Salicylic acid face wash by Peter Thomas Roth and Purity Organics day face cream mixed with an SPF 30.

At night: Sukin sensitive facewash, Cosmedix define resurfacing treatment and/or Tinderbox Night cream.

And makeup: A nice BB cream, Laura Mercier concealer, mascara and a 50's eyeliner with a bit of a flick. Simple and easy.