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 […]

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 […]