Instragrammer of the Week: Sonia Brittain

There’s something refreshingly honest about Sonia Brittain’s feed. Her posts — quick hand-drawn sketches brought to life with watercolour, pastels and gouache — are both elegant yet delightfully unpolished. Her daily sketches and authentic captions offer a fleeting snapshot of her busy life as a busy mum of three; from the view from her garden to […]

Meet The Artist, Claire Luxton

We have been delighted to sponsor artist Claire Luxton for her new solo exhibition BOTANICA. Flowers have been a recurring theme in much of her work and we were impressed by the bold and graphic images that she creates. We spoke to Claire to find out more about her art and why she is so inspired […]

Exhibition: Rosie Sanders, Secret Letters

Craving some botanical inspiration? Head over to the Jonathan Cooper Gallery between the 23 September and 14 October to catch Secret Letters, an exhibition of dramatic new paintings by one of the world’s leading botanical artists, Rosie Sanders. Perhaps best known for her large and expressive painting in watercolour, Rosie’s work challenges the boundaries and perception […]

Instagrammer of the Week: Mélanie Johnsson

Shining bright in the spotlight today is French graphic designer and illustrator, Mélanie Johnsson, a wander-luster and vivacious creator of bold, visual treats whose colourful work cannot fail to add an extra little joie de vivre to your day. Follow Mélanie and her latest adventures over at @melanie.johnsson Tell us about yourself, Mélanie I’m Mélanie Johnsson, a freelance […]

McQueens Partners With The LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair

We’re delighted to announce that we’re partnering with the Association of Art and Antiques Dealers, LAPADA for their 2017 Art and Antiques Fair taking place in Berkeley Square, Mayfair, 15 – 20 September. we have a couple of pairs of tickets to giveaway. We have a couple of pairs of tickets to giveaway. For a […]

Instagrammer of the Week: Used Threads

Today’s Instagrammer of the Week accolade goes to the fabulously creative UK embroiderer, Rachael, from @usedthreads. Her Instagram account is a creative hub of daily hand-stitched creations from denim jackets adorned with scattered wildflowers to alpine landscapes, mini macramé planters, and more.  Tell us about yourself, Rachael. What do you do? I started embroidering with […]

Spotlight: Fox & Squirrel

Avid readers of McQueens the Blog may recall our feature on a sun-drenched wedding held in the romantic Castello Di Tornano (the Castle of Love) in Tuscany. Little known to some, however, is that our beautiful bride, Penelope Sacrafou, is also the entrepreneurial founder behind Fox & Squirrel, an award-winning guided tour group taking the culturally adventurous […]

Spotlight: Clare Therese

Today we turn the spotlight onto British Surface Pattern designer, Clare Therese, best known for her delicate, hand-drawn and painted florals inspired by the natural environment of her rural Hampshire surroundings. Clare lives and works on a farm with her young family, taking on commissions alongside creating surface pattern designs and illustrations for printed textiles and […]

Instagrammer of the Week: Katy Biele

With her sunny disposition, eye for detail and strikingly vivid designs, it’s no wonder that artist and embroiderer, Katy Biele has already earned herself a flock of enthusiastic followers in the short time that she’s shared her work on Instagram. Her hand-stitched designs are filled with colour, texture and character; a reflection of both her Chilean […]

Spotlight: Ohkii Studio

Originally hailing from the sunny shores of Australia and the humid tropics of Thailand, Brooklyn-based surface pattern designer and illustrator Angela McKay is the talented face behind Ohkii Studio, her online portfolio and shop for her fun and diverse works of art. Drawing inspiration from the natural world, overseas adventures, folklores and the likes, Angela’s […]