This month our collection is inspired by St Ives, a painter’s paradise with a rich artistic history. With its cobbled streets, colourful harbour and sandy bays, the town is one of Cornwall’s original artists’ colonies. The unique light still brings artists here, gathering rich inspiration from the colours and shapes of the shore. Bright abstract paintings were the starting point for this month’s colour palette, with naïve flower paintings of St Ives’ window boxes providing the inspiration for our September print collection.
This striking design was originally hand printed by Kathryn. The way these growing blooms appear to be waving, you can almost imagine them caught in a light sea breeze.
This rich and juicy floral design was created by Sophie. Using oil pastels and crayons, Sophie has given the print a real sense of fluidity and texture.
Sophie created this chrysanthemum print by drawing an intricate floral design before carving the motif into a lino block. The feeling of texture in the print is provided by Sophie’s idea to block print the original design.
This fun and modern take on a floral print was the result of Sophie visiting a sculpture garden in Cornwall. Excited by the geometric shapes of the sculptures contrasting against the natural shapes of the garden, she was inspired to create a signature Seasalt floral print with a twist.