I've gone just a little bit tropical for this surface pattern design collection: Parakeet Paradise.
I wanted to create a dramatic and colourful collection with a tropical feel, perfect for summer style all year round!
I was inspired by some Crocosmia I drew from my own garden. A really easy plant to grow: hardy, and tolerates all kinds of neglect. But it looks so wonderfully tropical!
I decided to put the flowers with some parakeets, for an exotic jungle feel.
And also some begonia flowers and leaves, drawn from a beautiful houseplant I have in my home.
Once I had drawn and coloured the flowers and birds by hand, I scanned them into the computer, and started to create first an artwork...
Then continuing to create matching patterns and designs to be used for fabrics and wallpapers.
You can see the final patterns below...
I really love the dark, dramatic backgrounds which set the bright colours off - tropical, but with year-round appeal.
Where to Buy
You can buy my Parakeet Paradise collection as:
- art prints
- gifts, homewares, accessories
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Fine Art America - prints, canvases, notecards, homewares, accessories. Worldwide delivery from various locations.
Redbubble - fashions, homewares, accessories including phone and tech cases. Worldwide delivery from various locations.
Society6 - homewares and accessories including notecards, notebooks, and phone/tech cases. Worldwide delivery from USA.
Zippi - homewares and accessories including placemats and jigsaws. International delivery available from UK.
Contrado - homewares and accessories including chairs, floor cushions, plates, handbags and more. International delivery available from UK.
Spoonflower - fabrics, wallpapers and giftwrap. Worldwide delivery from USA or Europe.
Wovenmonkey - fabrics. International delivery available from UK.
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