Spotlight: Papercut Artist, Georgia Low

Born in London, Georgia Low’s love for artistry grew throughout her childhood and remained a passion as she went on to study TV and radio production at university. It was here that she began to dabble in paper cutting, a talent which caught the attention of her friends and fellow students, who quickly became some […]

Spotlight: Gail Jones, Starkeys Lane

From her studio in rural Buckinghamshire, artist and illustrator, Gail Jones, founded Starkeys Lane — the creative hub of her beautiful artwork, illustration and luxury stationery. Her range of thoughtfully designed and delicately illustrated work has captured the hearts of many, with her recent Botanical Alphabet range, painted in watercolour, now available on Not on the High Street. […]

Instagrammer of the Week: Eleanor Taylor

A world of mystery and intrigue, surrealism and dream-like scenes await visitors to @eleanorsvisions, the captivating Instagram account of award-winning UK artist, Eleanor Taylor. An MA graduate of the Royal College of Art — now represented by international Illustration agency, Heart — Eleanor creates her atmospheric and uniquely imaginative illustrations from her home in Hastings […]

Instagrammer of the Week: Botanicaetcetera

In a world of ever more online activity, it’s perhaps no wonder that we’re increasingly turning towards those with a discerning eye to help sort the wheat from the chaff. In her own words, the curated feed of Maggie Sheperd, Botanicaetcetera, features “images from the natural world created by talented florists and artists.” And yet, it’s […]

Exhibition: Alice Mary Lynch at the Jonathan Cooper Gallery

Avid readers of the blog may recognise Jonathan Cooper Gallery from our recent articles featuring the exhibitions of renowned botanical artists Rosie Sanders and Fiona Strickland. Founded in 1988, Jonathan Cooper is a Chelsea-based contemporary art gallery specialising in representational drawing, painting, photography and sculpture. Today, we’re delighted to announce their first exhibition of works from Somerset-born designer […]

Spotlight: Rachel Cecil Gurney of de Gournay

Invited into the spotlight today is Rachel Cecil Gurney, a woman for whom a passion for unique artefacts, antiques and luxurious artisan textiles was inspired by a childhood surrounded by beauty, art and intrigue. The daughter of an entrepreneur, Claud Cecil Gurney, who founded their family business, de Gournay, over 30 years ago, Rachel now co-directs the luxury textile […]

Life in Death: Rebecca Louise Law

Best known for her international installation artwork created with natural materials – flowers – Rebecca Louise Law’s most intricate large-scale artwork to date, Life in Death, is currently showing at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. She talks about her art, her influences – and her time spent at McQueens.  Rebecca, you grew up surrounded by […]

Instagrammer of the Week: Bodil Jane

At just 27, Amsterdam-born illustrator, Bodil Jane, is blazing her way through the contemporary scene with her colourful and innovative depictions of people, animals, food, fashion, interiors, plants and (among other things) maps. Aside from her extraordinary talent, of course, it’s Bodil Jane’s striking eye for colour and passion for florals and botanical patterns that […]

Instagrammer of the Week: Clover Robin

London-based surface pattern designer and illustrator, Clover Robin, grew up in Devon before training and graduating from Leeds College of Art and Design in 2007. Clover pursued her passion for art by completing a Masters at the prestigious Central Saint Martins and is now based in Greenwich, where she lovingly crafts her collages, inspired by local […]

Instagrammer of the Week: Marc Martin

Australian artist, illustrator and bookmaker, Marc Martin, has a flair for capturing the fleeting moments often overlooked in day-to-day life. Follow him on Instagram and you’ll be invited to a charming insight into urban life in Melbourne; from roaming dogs stopping to quench their thirst from puddles and children playing on the street, busy parks […]