Thanks to Jen and Kenny from Brodies Timber for inviting me to collaborate on this piece. I loved adding a pop of colour and a local story to the piece of vintage furniture and they restored it and french polished the drawers.
This design is inspired by my summers
as a child picking berries at my uncle Willie McIntyre’s fields in Essendy near
Memories of colourful berry baskets
tied round my waist with string, popping red raspberries which were hanging
from the bushes and hiding under the leaves, delicious juicy berries bursting
with flavour and the stripes of the dreels up field.
In this bespoke hand painted piece,
I’ve tried to capture a sense of place of my happy memories of picking berries,
by playfully contrasting patterns and using meaningful references.
I enjoyed re–naming the colour to:
Sun bleached baskets
It was great to be in the space and I loved the workshop with all the tools on display and so much lovely wood around with all the warm colours and patterns in the grains.
It was great to work alongside Suzanne Scott from Whimsical Lush who was also painting a vintage piece. You can see me painting another piece of wood that will be used in modern furniture. Looking forward to seeing what they turn it into.
Here’s my new images for next years 2014 Autumn/Winter Hallyburton Collection. All inspired by where I live on a country estate in the heart of Perthshire, Scotland. I’m surrounded by an abundance of inspiration on my doorstep!
I’m continually inspired by the changing seasons and fascinated at the harmonisation of the flora and fauna blending together. You often find me exploring knee deep amongst the grasses and dotted wild flowers, wandering through the woods of dappled trees and patchwork fields – I hope my designs capture the essence my surroundings.
This new Autumn/Winter 2014 Hallyburton Collection uses a palette of greens and a hint of warm chestnut. Some of my artworks include my fascination of pheasants as I follow their footprints around the estate, textured of stacked logs and expressive dotty marks of nature’s elements.
I create sophisticated patterned artworks for your products using my signature style of a lovely organic movement using repetitive marks and textures in delicious colours.
Patterned artworks collections can be licensed or I can be commissioned to create something bespoke for your products.