maryla is the creative vision of Australian artist and stylist maryla johns who launched her surf lifestyle brand in 2012. "My art appeals to those people who want to have that connection with nature, the beach, the ocean - and bring that into the home. Likewise, my textile designs are all about the patterns I find on my walks. It's about a love and respect for nature and living by the sea”.
I use many different mediums, such as clay, acrylics, and photography. I believe that working in a single medium is restrictive to my artistic process. Each idea manifests in its own individual style.
"I enjoy walking the beach with my dogs and my work is directly influenced by these strolls in nature. I love the colours, rhythm, shapes and details of seaweed as they get tossed up onto the beach." - Maryla in Geelong