03 March 2015

EASYART - relaunches as King & McGaw

The Art publishers 'EasyArt' are relaunching today under the new name King & McGaw. I was very kindly asked to look over their catalogue and pick out my top five favourite designs for their upcoming relaunch features. I chose prints by Inaluxe, Simon C Page, Ana Zaja Petrak, Ellen Giggenbach and very vainly made the 5th choice of design one of my own. To celebrate further here are some more lovely artworks that caught my eye online. All the designs are available as prints and canvases, and can even be sent out ready framed in a choice of colours.

WALL ART - jo chambers

I had a wonderful chance recently to work with artist Jo Chambers of Studio Legohead. Jo created portraits of my two cats for me - which you can see in these snaps hanging on my wall. Oxford based Jo has an Etsy shop where she offers custom pet portraits as well as cards and prints. Her latest card range is called Dolled Up Dogs featuring canines with pink cheeks, occasional eyeshadow and various fancy attire! Also new is a bright, abstract and colourful floral collection. You can find Jo online at Etsy here.

02 March 2015

NEW WEBSITE - lesley grainger

Artist Lesley Grainger has re-designed her website with a whole new look and added an online shop. Lesley is still working on licensing and design for hire projects but she also wanted to open her own online outlet selling her original abstract art, prints, kids art and fabrics. This month she is holding a special 'art sale' which begins today.

FABRICS - windhams

The latest Lotta Jansdotter range for Windham Fabrics was released at the end of 2014 but I never got around to posting it at the time. Its a fabulous collection of graphic prints inspired by gatherings and mealtimes and using techniques such woodcuts. The prints feature large flowers, oversized gingham dots, stripes, and abstract geometrics and come in three colourways. As seen at Red Pepper Quilts, Windham Fabrics and Lotta Jansdotter.

TEXTILES - nitin goyal

A few weeks ago London based interior design company Nitin Goyal presented their new home textiles collection at the Ambiente show in Frankfurt. Nitin is a British designer with Indian roots whose love for bold, yet feminine textures and prints has been expressed this new home collection. The hand crafted range features colourful interplay of geo shapes in the hues of grey, black iris, ink blue, summer berries and the season's must have lime green. For the new season Nitin Goyal will be launching the designs on soft furnishings and fabric lengths as well as napkins, place mats, tablecloths and kitchen towels which are screen printed by hand onto organic cotton.