The Inspiration Behind This Month’s Prints: Wilhelmina Barns-Graham

This autumn, our designer’s scrapbooks were filled with the paintings and sketches of celebrated local artists. For this month’s new collection, it was the work of Wilhelmina Barns-Graham that captured our imaginations. Sophie and the team have explored the artist’s style, with delicately drawn botanicals and tumbling abstract shapes to create some of our best prints yet!

Woodblock Leaf

Woodblock Leaf print | Seasalt Cornwall

Inspired by the beautiful linear drawings of Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, Kathryn created this pretty botanical design. Fine lines add texture to the leaves and berries.

Tumbling Blocks

Tumbling Blocks print | Seasalt Cornwall

Inspired by the abstract works of Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, Kathryn hand printed square shapes in her sketchbook, creating these tumbling blocks in beautiful colours.

Drawn Camellia

Drawn Camellia print | Seasalt Cornwall

Kathryn’s delicate illustrations of overlapping camellias were hand drawn outdoors in Cornish gardens. We love the fresh, vibrant feel of this print.

Pattern Leaf

Pattern Leaf print | Seasalt Cornwall

The beautiful hues of autumn leaves are one of the delights of the season. Kathryn’s collections of dried autumn leaves and delicate, intricate leaf skeletons inspired this hand drawn, patterned leaf design.

Atlantic Waves & Atlantic Boats

Atlantic Boats Print | Seasalt Cornwall

Drawing inspiration from Wilhelmina Barns-Graham’s fine line drawings from the mid-1960s, our Atlantic Waves print captures the elemental energy of the sea. You’ll spot little boats riding the waves on our Atlantic Boat print.

Heart Stem

Heart Stem print | Seasalt Cornwall

The silhouettes of delicate floral stems were the starting point for this beautiful design, created by Sophie Chadwick. If you look closely, you can see they look like tiny strings of hearts, fluttering in the breeze.

Ever wondered how the team bring our prints to life? Read our Story of a Print blog and watch for yourself how a print goes from concept to shop floor.

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