YSL - Style Is Eternal

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.

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Geometric Patterns

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?

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Where to find Patternation this Christmas.

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.

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Inspirations - Part 2

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.

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Canvas Artworks - A new little venture!

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. 

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Where to buy Patternation products.

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.

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What's Surface Design?

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.

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Northern Design Festival

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.

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The story of Gold Mosaic

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.

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The Exhibitionists!

I am very excited to be‚ involved in this artists open studio event. The event will be taking place from Friday 27th to Monday 30th of May across venues in the Redcar & Cleveland Area. Over this weekend I will be opening my studio as well as exhibiting work alongside my fellow studio‚ artists in a tenants exhibition‚ held in the gallery at‚ Saltburn Artists Projects. For more information about the event and to download the official programme, click on the link below.