ARTIST STORY | Femi Ford

ARTIST STORY | Femi Ford
ARTIST STORY | Femi Ford
ARTIST STORY | Femi Ford
ARTIST STORY | Femi Ford
ARTIST STORY | Femi Ford

 

Femi Ford is mixed media artist and surface pattern designer living in the country side of New York, USA.  With a background in Art & Printmaking, she loves to experiment in the studio and translate her fine art into pattern for fashion and interiors.

Here is more about her, in her own words:

“I love the sense of spontaneity, unpredictability and discovery that art can offer. I fell in love with Printmaking & Letterpress in college…there is just something about pulling the first print of a transferred image that never fails to excite me.

After 10 years of creating and selling my artwork in galleries around NYC, I left the city for the country life to raise my family surrounded in nature. In June 2012, I completed a highly respected course, The Art & Business of Surface Pattern Design.  Since then, I’ve been incorporating my lino cuts, paintings, & ink drawings into digital patterns for fashion and home products.

My artwork and patterns can be described as bold, feminine, organic & vibrant.  I’m inspired by nature’s patterns in flora & fauna, fashion, jewelry, exotic places, and happy accidents spilled from my studio.

When not designing, I can be found running, swimming, or snowboarding with my family. I also run & curate a local art gallery featuring artists from our community.”

Femi is a talented artist, friend, and colleague of mine.

You can find Femi’s beautiful work at:

Society6

ETSY

Femi also designs prints for outright sale through Hunt & Gather Studio.

 

 

 

ARTSIST STORY | Amy Sia

ARTSIST STORY | Amy Sia
ARTSIST STORY | Amy Sia
ARTSIST STORY | Amy Sia

One of my favorite pattern designers is London based AMY SIA. She is fast becoming know for her dreamy watercolor patterns. I share a mutual love with Amy for her use of watercolor techniques, bright colors, flowers, and dreamy compositions. I am continuously inspired by her work and am enjoying following her career and seeing where it will go. She has a fierce following on Pinterest and you can follow her boards HERE.

Her work is available in prints, skins, and iphone cases her at Society6.

Amy’s fans will be happy to know that she just launched a new website for a new line of beautifully printed scarves with her signature watercolor patterns. Place your orders now!

www.amy-sia.com

I can’t wait to see what comes next!!!!

ARTSIST STORY | Amy Sia - scarves
ARTSIST STORY | Amy Sia

ARTIST STORY | Alison Gledhill

ARTIST STORY | Alison Gledhill
ARTIST STORY | Alison Gledhill
ARTIST STORY | Alison Gledhill

I love these pretty tied-dyed /leather bags from etsy shop Gracedesign by Alison Gledhill. They are serene, and a perfect match of beauty & function. Alison Gledhill is an designer and artist living in Toronto, Canada. With a background in textiles and costume design, she creates these beautifully hand crafted bags, scarfs, and kimono jackets. She draws inspiration from her many world travels and nature.

“I find inspiration in the sunshine and the quiet, solitude, nature and its wonderfulness, animals and their often hilarious and heartbreakingly beautiful eccentricities, excellent music and dancing outdoors in the summer, coffee and wine, colour, texture and my lifelong search for beauty.” -Allison

You can find her lovely work here on Etsy: GRACEDESIGN