New Fiona Howard fabric designs

A little treat in my inbox yesterday – brand new designs from Fiona Howard. These were designed for Sanderson and John Lewis

First is ‘Maple’ for Sanderson – in 4 colourways

 

and also a couple of delightful designs for John Lewis furnishing fabrics

 

 

As well as getting your loved one a very special limited edition print from yours truly I thought I’d share my search for that special gift. mainly looking at etsy or folksy for beautiful things of an illustration/print nature

Click on image to get to the full details of each talented artist.


Moira Millman- gocco print

 

Lisa Stubbs – screenprint

Mimi Butler – screenprint

Dee Beale – gocco print

Bernarda Marut – screenprint

Alison Deegan – lino print

I will be adding more selections to my valentines gift pinterest board so do check in again and get inspired!

Some time ago the National Trust approached me for a design they could apply to their gift range. They have just released the product shots and these should be on their shop site this week – here’s a sneak preview….

 

 

 

 

 

New giclée print for Unlimited Editions Open House. I had drawn a peacock intended for a screenprint and thought I could put it into some context so… peacock =  national bird of India + a nice touch of texture + a bit of pattern = vintage travel poster/sticker. This could be the first of a series with more national birds to follow.

 

Unlimited Editions Alphabet

The lovely Sara at Unlimited Editions has invited me to submit a print for their Open House show. The Artist Open House exhibitions are of course part of the annual Brighton Fringe Festival – a chuffing good excuse for a visit to Brighton throughout May. Check their site for the opening times etc, you might also get to meet the very cute resident hound, Honey!

Unlimited’s show is based on letters of the alphabet and I am contributing the letter i. So thinking caps on…something nature-based..beginning with i..hmmm?

Other artists/designers involved include Sean Hennessy, Josie Jo, Jessie Ford and Lucie Sheriden – it promises to be a feast for the eyes!

I’ll show you what I come up with in the next couple of weeks.

 

Summer swifts giclée

All the recent gorgeous weather got me dreaming of balmy summer evenings. This image had been in my sketch book for a couple of years. I always knew it needed too much texture and detail to ever be a screen print so it will be available as a limited edition giclée as of May.

Its working title has been ‘Swallows at Dusk’ but I now know that it is Swifts that fly at dusk during the British summers.

As with the other new giclées, drop me an email if you want to reserve your ‘Summer Swifts’ in the meantime. (£30 each)

 

 

Another new giclée

Keeping with the same themes as the last print, ‘Skimmer’ is soon to be printed as an A3 giclée and will be available in May.

 

New Gicleé Print

Latest print design finished. Yet to be titled, this A3 will be a high quality digital print. I’m aiming to get as many more done as possible before May. These will be available at the Claremont Hotel in Hove and on my online shop from May. More to follow……

 

Sweet Treats

During my daily visit to the wonderful print&pattern blog, I saw these delicious pattern designs by Luckyday studios who will soon be exhibiting at Surtex in NY. What beautiful colours  mmmmm!

 

 

 

Brighton Festival Shows

You will be able to see/buy a selection of my prints at 2 shows in this years festival. The first invite came from the lovely folk at artymagazine . They are curating a group show at a ‘pop up gallery’ at Gallery40 right slap bang in the middle of Brighton’s North Laines.

Other artists involved include John Dilnot, Rentaro Nishimura, Mark Powell and Seiko – all look amazing but I could not find direct links to many others websites. Anyway, come along throughout May and you can see them all in the flesh. A great variety that’s for sure!

The other exhibition will be at the Claremont Hotel on Second Avenue, Hove. Here I shall be launching a new collection of affordable giclee prints which will also be available on my shop.