As a nothern designer the Northern Design Festival is definitely a highlight in my calendar. This year the design festival celebrates its 10th year in promoting and supporting great design. Held in the Grade II* listed Assembly House in the heart of Newcastle this year’s show did not disappoint.Read More
Last week I visited the exhibition of one of fashions greatest designers Yves Saint Laurent. The exhibition which is currently running at The Bowes Museum is the first ever exhibition in the UK to display such a large collection of his garments telling the story not only of the French designers work but of his life too.Read More
Geometric patterns seem to be on trend at the moment. They can be seen everywhere in all areas of design.
I am currently being drawn towards this theme and have started to create designs based upon repeated shapes, blocks and lines. But what exactly is a geometric pattern?Read More
Well here we are, that time of year again and this year’s build up to Christmas looks set to be a busy one for us. There will be many opportunities over the next few months to purchase Patternation gifts, cards and artworks not to mention our Signature Collection wallpapers just what you need if you’re planning to spruce up your home before Christmas.Read More
I have yet to share with you the inspiration behind Beads and Diamante from my Signature Collection. As with Gold Mosaic, Black Mosaic and Mosaic Plate these designs have evolved from past projects which I have loved and enjoyed doing.Read More
It has been an exciting first stage of Le Tour De France in Yorkshire today. What a dramatic end to the day though, we hope Mark Cavendish makes a speedy recovery so that he can continue the tour. On a jollier note I am loving how Yorkshire has got into the spirit or the race by decorating their towns, villages, buildings and animals. Take a look at the amazingly colourful decorative Yorkshire.Read More
World Cup fever has well and truly hit Saltburn. If you have not been down to the pier in the last few weeks then you are missing a treat. Saltburn's mystery yarn stormers or yarn bombers as they are also known, have worked their magic once again to create some amazing World Cup themed knitting. Let's hope it brings us some good luck. COME ON ENGLAND!
Here are some of my favourite parts of the knitted World Cup creation . . . Enjoy!Read More
My parents have just recently decorated their front room, to add a splash of colour to one of the walls my Mam asked to have my Colour Explosion Collection printed onto canvas panels. This one commission for my parents has since lead to more requests and orders after my sister posted an image of the artworks on Facebook.Read More
I am inspired by what's around me. I see shapes and patterns everywhere. When shopping the first thing that draws me to an object is the colour and the surface pattern. Leave me with a pencil and some paper and I will doodle shapes and patterns I just can't help myself. I love it!
So what is the inspiration behind Signature Collection?Read More
The launch of Signature Collection is very nearly upon us. Whilst the finishing touches are being made to Patternations online shop, here is a little something to wet the appetite.
Behind the scenes pictures taken on the set of the Signature Collection photo shoot.Read More
A variety of Patternation framed artworks, Christmas cards and greetings cards are currently available to buy in a few different outlets. If you are still looking for that unique present then you may just find it in one of the following galleries.Read More
Whenever I am asked what exactly it is I do and I reply Surface Design, I tend to be looked at with a confused expression and asked, "Surface Design. What's that?". For those of you who do not know then hopefully by the end if this blog you will.Read More
On Monday I visited the design Event Mart and Design Event Illustrate exhibition at the Globe Gallery in Newcastle, it was well worth the trip.
There are some amazing pieced of design for sale in the Mart which showcases innovative work from practitioners from across the North East of England.Read More
In celebration of Gold Mosaic finally being put into print I thought it would be appropriate to share the story behind the design and the roll it has played in Patternations existence.Read More
I am showing my work in the‚ Push//Pull‚ exhibition tomorrow and Sunday. It looks like its going to be a really good show. If you‚ are looking for something to do this weekend then why not pop along and say hello. See you there!
For more information visit www.saltburnartsfair.co.uk
As well being busy lining things up and getting things in place for future projects, I have managed to get creative with some new drawings, paintings and cut work.Read More
After a lovely Christmas break I am back! Work wise 2013 is not only a new year but a brand new start. For the last few months I have been working on starting my own Surface Design business.Read More
It is very exciting to see the gorgeous Honeycomb printed silk scarf by Redana (print hand drawn by me!) featured in the spring picks section of Tatler (May 2012 issue) which is out right now!!