Will o’ The Wisp
(pronounced will of the wisp)
Definition: A phosphorescent light seen at night that is attributed to elemental spirits and fairies which are impossible to catch…
Wallpaper Mural Artist Australia
Who Created Will ‘o The Wisp?
- Will o’ The Wisp Wallpaper & Wall Murals was created by Kate Succar and is located in Sydney Australia. Kate is a talented artist with a deep love for interiors who started to design wallpapers in 2019. She is the company owner and sole designer of all creations.
What Does ‘Will o’ The Wisp’ Mean?
- Will o’ The Wisp is a name chosen based on its english folklore definition (see above). This definition resonated with Kate for its fantastical wonder. The idea that these elemental spirits are impossible to catch encourages her to keep pushing the boundaries of wallpaper design.
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Artist Wallpaper Designer Sydney
Artist Wallpaper Designer Sydney
Kate was born and raised in Isaacs Canberra, growing up she was a natural artist and instantly took to fantasy and surrealist art (favourites being Salvador Dali and Maurits Cornelis Escher). She loved ISpy and Graeme Base books which embodied highly detailed scenes full of wonder! Fantastical books such as Harry Potter and The Hobbit were also childhood favourites and played a major role in her love of fantasy. These fantastical inspirations started the foundation for Will o’ The Wisp wallpapers and the direction she would take her designs.
Kate completed a Bachelor of Design at University of New South Wales where she was able to refine her artistic talents and adapt them to the digital world. After graduation she became a Fashion Textile Graphic Designer where she used these skills to design digitally printed patterns for various brands. After a few years life steered her in a new direction and she left the fashion world to raise 3 young boys.
As a versatile designer she also adores interior design. Motherhood inspired Kate to use her artistic talents and love of surrealism to create highly detailed fantastical worlds printed onto wallpaper. It started as a quirky idea intended for her personal home but soon she realised the magic these wallpapers created to transform a space and the wonder it could bring others.
“My art and design skills make patterns come alive with enchanting detail. I push the boundaries of digital design and aim to create something unique, unconventional and striking!” ~ Kate Succar
2010-2013 Bachelor of Design
College of Fine Arts UNSW
Major studies in Textiles and Graphic Design
Kate enjoys art, design, coffee and chocolate
About Kate’s Designs
‘I like to think I am a bit quirky and very creative. All my wallpaper designs take the viewers on visual journeys. There is more than meets the eye in my works of art as I always add funny sayings, jokes and quirky elements to encourage deeper exploration.
One of my designs titled ‘Wonderland’ was inspired by the classic tale of ‘Alice In Wonderland.’ My adaptation inspired a wallpaper design with a mature and sophisticated vibe whilst containing surreal and fantasy worlds. The design hints at a game (similar to the trials that Alice In Wonderland went through herself) such as instructive messages of how to move about the design.
My wallpaper creations for children are very dear to my heart. These wallpapers have fantastical characters that encourage children to make up stories about what they see in the design. I also add a fun list of things buyers can find with their families. Such as in my ‘Whimsical Woodland’ wallpaper someone has taken the Dragon’s treasure, can you find who?‘ – Kate Succar 2020
Kate’s Creative Process
‘Most of my inspiration comes from fairytales I grew up listening to and my quirky sense of imagination. Usually it takes an initial character or theme to set the ball rolling and ideas flow after that.
I also design more conventional wall murals and have a growing business in bespoke designs for commercial purposes. For example I recently completed a bespoke wallpaper wall mural design for a new age cafe in Belmore, Sydney.
For bespoke wallpaper designs I research the client, the space, the overall message to be achieved and then adapt my artistic talents to create a balance of these things in an innovative and unconventional way. My unique creative imagination makes even the most basic of clients briefs come alive!’
– Kate Succar 2020