It’s easy to imagine sisters Vanessa Bell and Virginia Woolf immersing themselves in the landscape during their childhood summers in Cornwall, as well as the inspiration they found in St Ives’ artistic community, some of whom became lifelong friends. The town’s modern artists inspired our designers, who drew from the bold, graphic paintings and saturated tones of painters such as Sir Terry Frost and Patrick Heron, who lived and worked in the area.

Our April prints include the colourful blooms from the meadows of West Penwith and abstracted floral shapes and linear geometric prints that nod to Terry Frost’s canvases. We’ve also introduced a nautical feel, with sails spotted in St Ives Bay, collaged into simple geometric shapes.

 

Frost Stones

Geometric shapes found in Terry Frost’s paintings and screen prints were the starting point for this design. Sophie drew the shapes and patterns using a tjanting filled with hot wax to achieve this lovely quality of line.

Printed Sails

Women's Trengrouse Top in Printed Sails print - Seasalt

Abstract oversized shapes and marks with bold red sails combine to create this nautical-inspired print.

Penwith Poppies

This striking design reflects poppies growing on the Penwith Peninsular, which transform the landscape each year with a wash of colour.

Tulip Geo

This fun print draws on the distinctive shape of tulip flowers. The clean lines and bold colours of this design are reminiscent of the work of Terry Frost and his contemporaries.

Hull Geo

Women's Lottie Dress in Hull Geo print - Seasalt

The geometric shapes found in Terry Frost’s paintings and screen prints were the starting point for this design. Sophie block printed the shapes to create a geometric pattern which reminds us of hulls of boats bobbing about on the water.

Painted Circles

This strong geometric design was created by Sophie Chadwick, using layered brush strokes, painterly marks and collaged shapes.

Torn Campion

Women's Larissa Shirt in Torn Campion print - Seasalt

Sophie created this design of trailing campion flowers with a torn paper collage, which references the work of Terry Frost and his contemporaries, who often used paper collage methods.

 

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