Spring is springing

I've been busy planting my creative seeds, and pretty soon, a floral burst of colour is ready to emerge.  So, for a bit of behind the scenes, here are a few tasters of what's coming soon and from where it came!

I work in a garden studio, so my walk to work is a mix of plant pleasure, and trying not to get distracted by gardening at this time of year which I love.  When I get there, I either need to sketch and come up with colours and ideas, or work on the computer where much of my digital finishing happens.

Much of this year has been in planning for the trade show 'Pulse' which describes itself as 'the UK’s ultimate boutique trade event for inspiring new gifts, modern living and fashion accessories'. Sampling of new products takes time so I started early. I was very pleased with bone chine mug samples of my Gasholder design and graphic patterns, all hand finished and supporting the UK Staffordshire ceramics industry. These are both developments of imagery which has been popular in art print form and textiles, so I have enjoyed expanding my knowledge of another medium.

 'Gasholder' mugs in navy and orange

'Gasholder' mugs in navy and orange

 'Flora' mug

'Flora' mug

 'Leaf Flow' mug

'Leaf Flow' mug

I love to paint and travel and wanted to create some designs and art based around recent painting exploration in abstract work.

The 'Reyjkavik' series of prints and coasters are graphic interpretations of some paintings I did after a visit to Iceland's capital with it's harbour shapes and the Icelandic appreciation of nature.

If you would like to visit me at Pulse, you have to be a trade buyer and can register on their site. You will find me on Stand L15

I have joined a local dynamic group of artists, designers and makers - Muswell Hill Creatives and we will be popping up in Muswell Hill on Saturday May 6th for a Spring Market.  I am also taking part in the Highgate Fair in the Square on Saturday 17th June.

Please join my mailing list for details of events and I will let you know when products become available. This will depend on orders made at the show which I hope will be fruitful!