What I do
I'm an illustrator and designer based in Wimborne, Dorset. I'm currently designing greeting cards and setting up a little card business, called Beautiful Otherness. My prints and some of my cards are available to buy at Gallery 65 in Westbourne, Dorset and I now have an Etsy shop too!
How I do it
My illustrations start with a pencil drawing, that I collage together with a variety of other drawings, bits of paintings and pressed flowers. I love getting into the detail of the drawing and then the complete freedom of arranging all the elements together in the final design.
My creative background
I grew up in a very creative home. My Mum has been a huge influence, she's always making something! I have a degree in Fashion Design and years of experience working as a visual merchandiser and window dresser for large corporate shops and small independent ones.
What inspires me
Print and pattern
Vintage textiles & embroidery
Why I do it
I love designing and arranging things, whether it's styling my space, creating a mood board, drawing or designing. Your environment and what you expose your senses to has a huge impact on how you feel. I really believe in Marie Kondo's philosophy of only having things in your life that bring you joy. I'm hoping that the cards that I have designed will do just that! I have always collected cards that I love. To me they are like little artworks. So I'm hoping that the cards that I have designed will bring joy and be ones that peope want to keep!