This festive village scene is inspired by the village Dore in Yorkshire, and the Village Christmas Lantern Parade. I envision separate small scenes, unique for each dinner plate, adorned with gold rims. This is an illustration to bring cheer to the Christmas dinner table. Ceramics, table linens and decorations.
I've added lots of new pieces to my portfolio. You'll find the enchanted forest of William Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream. An imagined book cover for an Encyclopedia about mythological creatures of the oceans, lakes and rivers. Recollections and reflections from a pool as well as the recipe for Great Aunt Mary's Chutney.
All my art comes from a sense of wonder. This is another experiment, hand lettering with soft shading, in a kind of ribbon style, and made on my iPad.
I sat down with a pair of scissors and lots of brown paper and started cutting out geometric shapes. Playing with the pieces. Laying the shapes out in different ways, experimenting with torn and cut paper, variations in scale, a patchwork feeling, a sense of depth, a flat feeling, and asymmetrical geometrics.
It was a really interesting experiment and something that I think I'll be weaving into my creative process.
This resulted in a collection of 8 hand crafted, paper-cut, seamless patterns. You can find them here: Paper Cut Geometric Seamless Patterns.
A new set of greeting cards for a card box set with coordinating patterns for the box/packaging. Inspired by lace, and an Edwardian mood with a contemporary twist.