Christmas Village Scene by Kate England

Christmas Village Scene by Kate England

Christmas Village Scene by Kate England

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.

Titania by Kate England

Titania. By Kate  England.

Titania. By Kate  England.

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.

Paper Cut Patterns by Kate England

Cutting paper. Photo by Kate England. 

Cutting paper. Photo by Kate England. 

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. 

Paper cut shapes. Photo by Kate England. 

Paper cut shapes. Photo by Kate England. 

This resulted in a collection of 8 hand crafted, paper-cut, seamless patterns. You can find them here: Paper Cut Geometric Seamless Patterns

Paper cut patterns by Kate England. 

Paper cut patterns by Kate England.