The art of seeing

Snippets of inspiration this week…

I am looking forward to beginning a new range…


Dog walk:  Pattern, texture, neutral colours, random spacing 


Back Yard: Composition, texture, weathered, neutral


Music workshop in a chapel : Geometric shapes, light, transparency, layering, contemporary

New York Patterns

The Patterns & Reflections of NYC

34 hrs in NYC


Highlights include

A Walk on  The Highline  in the sunshine

Lunch at Santina’s

Central Park -standing in a park surrounded by trees & highrise

A performance of Don Carlos at The Met

A stroll through West Village on a Sunday afternoon -Bohochic street fashion

Lunch at The Spotted Pig


Urban Art on The HighlineNYC

Glass Reflections

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West Village, elegant ironwork

Greenwich Village

The Chrysler Building and Grand Central Station

Clean, classical lines & light
Old & New NYC

Glass Reflections and Grid patterns

Glass Reflections NYC

Buildings & Trees competing for height at Central Park NYC


A Culmination of Cultures

Here are a selection of pictures I took on a recent visit to India. When I design print & pattern here in the UK, I like to look at the elements of nature at work, for example light, texture, shadows and reflection. The photos below however, confirm that my bright colour palette is inherited from the motherland!


Marigold Decorations





Edge of the Meadow makes sense of two very different cultures working together in harmony.

Unlikely Sources of Inspiration..

Unlikely Sources of Inspiration…

I have taken thousands of pictures for design inspiration!

Here are some from the “Geometric /Manmade ” category.

From top left: Wire basket, Shadow from a garden chair, Shadow of wrought iron gate and chicken wire against foliage

Manmade patterns

Manmade patterns

From top left: Wire fence against corrugated iron, manhole cover, chicken wire.
Geometric patterns

Northern Seaside Inspiration

A selection of pics from my summer holiday in Northumberland.

I love….

The randomness of spacing in little barnacles,

Springy matt clusters of moss on slippery rock surfaces,

Barnacle-moss Barnacles-2015

Bright fishing gear against the dark North Sea,

Lobster-pots pink-Buoys

Enticing rock pools in clear crisp light,


Seals whiskers at the Farne Islands!


The strength of a silhouette against  a raging sky,


 Elements making their mark on rock surfaces.

Wave Rocks

Celebrating Digital Print Design

Celebrating Digital Print Design

Digital print design is the perfect media for capturing magical realism.

The images below are Habotai silk swatches inspired by everyday objects photographed at home and whilst on holiday in Northumberland and Cornwall. When you look at something ordinary for long enough you may start to see it in a “different light”

Portfolio Snippets

Love to see geometric patterns and organic forms working together in harmony.

Digital Indigo Treat

Digital Indigo Treat

If you like these you will be in for a treat with our Autumn / Winter collection of scarves launching in September 2015

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Northumberland Rocks

Exploring the rocky shoreline below Dunstanburgh Castle near Embleton Beach Northumberland.

The Light here is magnificently bright in the Summer months and brings out the clarity , colour and texture in these beautiful rocks

I could sketch and paint here for the rest of my life.

Northumberland Rocks at Sugar Sands

Northumberland Rocks at Sugar Sands

An artists haven.

Dots, spots and water drops

Northumberland Rock Textures

Northumberland Rock Textures