Hello everyone, I’m sorry for being a stranger of late…It’s been a busy few months initially finalising my MA and more recently working on a large textile collection with my agent Xander Kastroma, for our client (I can’t say too much at the moment-but all will be revealed before long).
Prints have been based around my 2015 ‘Tree of Life & Growth’ illustration which has been inspired from the fantastically quirky and somewhat naive illustrations from medieval beasturies and adapted characters (developed from my drawings at the Grant Museum of Zoo-ology UCL).
A classic, yet quirky and contemporary series to add colour, character and life to the space they are placed in…
They’ll be available to purchase from my Etsy Shop and commercial clients in a few weeks.
Anyway here’s a sneak peak of the mood boards, inspiration and concept for the cushion collection…
Beautiful hand collaged birds created by 7 & 8 year olds in a recent workshop I facilitated for a large-scale commission piece.
I am now tracing the drawings on Illustrator (40 of them by hand) to create a large composition print which will go up in a public space (I’ll reveal all after next Wednesday).
But I just think the children’s work looks so lovely and the crisp lines created from tracing give them a really graphic, clean edge..I’m so happy and excited by the unfolding results!
Little Travis print was just delivered, once hand finished with some gold acrylics, numbered and signed he’s ready to be sent off to his new home in Wales.. X
Drapery, pattern, creases and shadow for my class tomorrow…I do get carried away making example sheets…
Peep at the beginning stages of a little Dachshund commission I’ve just started working on…
Playing about with potential colour schemes for the ceramic trinket box I’m hoping to make this year…I’m opting for bright, vibrant colours, playful and happy….to take me back to my childhood…
A little pet cushion commission I completed for a dear friend to give her husband on Christmas Day….featuring beloved doggie pet “Godfrey” to go with the cushion of her gorgeous Persian cat ‘Sooty’.
The ‘Godfrey Dog’ cushion was made using colour and pattern to compliment the vintage floral background of ‘Sooty Cat’….I think they look delightful together….
I’d like to consolidate all of my design ideas (from my present sketchbook) into one large piece to create an eclectic, kitsch ceramic box (like a toy box but to serve as a trinket holder for adults).
The illustrations on the outside will serve as a visual diary which capture everything which inspires me from vintage dolls and florals to kitsch, childlike puppy illustrations.
This keepsake box will be used to hold treasured items of sentimental value, reminiscent of childhood memories and nostalgia….