Spotlight: Ayumi Takahashi

New York-based artist, Ayumi Takahashi, has a remarkable talent for creating bold images that positively brim with colour, character and depth. Born in China, raised in Japan and educated in the US and London, Ayumi is, perhaps unsurprisingly, a keen traveller with a passion for history, language, culture and people. Her distinctive portraits of women subtly […]

Instagrammer of the Week: Isla Middleton

Having just graduated with a degree in textile design, Isla Middleton is rapidly carving herself a successful path in the industry with her exquisite, botanical-inspired linocut patterns and prints. Surrounded by nature from an early age, Isla’s designs reflect the rustic colours and beauty of the English countryside and the floral varieties that can be found […]

Spotlight: Lucinda Law

Taking to the stage in today’s Spotlight interview is a woman of many talents; Singapore-based artist, Lucinda Law. We first stumbled across Lucinda’s work after spotting the fabulous illustrated cover she created for Harper’s Bazaar SG, in 2016, and were enthralled to learn about her multi-faceted life as a writer, editor, teacher and botanical watercolour […]

Instagrammer of the Week: Stefania Tejada

Born and raised in rural Columbia before moving to Mexico, artist, illustrator and textile designer  Stefania Tejada’s work is inspired by the culture, people, fashion and vibrancy of South America. A childhood spent surrounded by lush, tropical landscapes is evident in her graphic, colourful work that often revolves around the theme of botany, women and […]

Flowers by Rachel Megawhat

We recently enjoyed stumbling upon the work of Rachel Megawhat at The Herrick Gallery in Mayfair and enjoyed admiring her photographic series of flowers. Rachel Megawhat is a London-based, British photographer. She trained as a photo assistant and has worked extensively as a commercial and press photographer as well as exhibiting widely in the fine art arena. […]

Spotlight: Artist, Rebecca Louise Law

Rebecca Louise Law is a renowned international artist who is widely known for her innovative installations incorporating flowers. Her sculptural style is instantly recognisable, often inhabiting large spaces for extended periods of time. Her work is deeply moving and captures the imagination exploring themes of beauty, decay, life and death. Her site-specific work is meticulously […]

Instagrammer of the Week: Nina Cosford

Today’s Instagrammer of the Week accolade goes to one of our new favourite artists, Nina Cosford, a freelance illustrator living and working in Hastings, East Sussex. After graduating from Kingston University with a degree in illustration, Nina steadily grew her personal career and now works across editorial, advertising, reportage, education and book illustration alongside her own projects. Some of […]

Spotlight: Victoria Collinge

Today we’re turning the spotlight on an artist who captivated us with her delicate, atmospheric and often botanical-inspired art. With a background in fine art and architecture, Victoria Collinge’s expressive works on paper and textiles originate from beautifully captured natural forms and abstracted views of her surroundings. Often capturing the essence or mood of a […]

Spotlight: Olaf Hajek

Avid readers of McQueens the Blog may remember our Spotlight interview earlier this year with Rosie Marteau, half of the talented duo behind Yuyo, a new energy-boosting drink made with yerba mate. In our opinion, even if a delicious, heathy alternative to tea and coffee weren’t enough to persuade us to buy the stuff, the fabulous […]

Instagrammer of the Week: Robert Bowers

As soon as we spotted Robert Bowers work on Instagram we became instant fans. Maybe it’s because is so very chilly here in the UK and we’re lusting for warm, tropical destinations, or perhaps our inner botanists were immediately drawn to the lush foliage that so often features in his work. Or, more likely, it’s […]