Adding a homemade touch to interiors, here are five creators you need to know to get your fill of the Painterly Patterns trend.
Zoe is an accomplished artist, product designer and surface pattern designer based in the USA. She has honed her creative skills in various mediums and seamlessly transitioned her fine arts expertise into the digital realm. Hand-drawn elements, vibrant colour combinations and a contemporary, sophisticated style characterise her work.
Renowned fashion designer Palesa Mokubung has translated her signature catwalk style into interiors with four custom-designed prints for the African Influencers collection.
Embracing her edgy, elegant aesthetic, she has crafted a unique fabric range that embodies African finesse and her personal sources of inspiration. From a vibrant township scene (Township Jazz) to a dynamic monochrome inscription of her fashion label, Mantsho (Scribe), as well as floral prints adorned with strelitzia and accentuated with African design elements (Crane Flower and Zinkwazi), Palesa’s eclectic designs infuse style and flair into people’s homes.
Riley Sheehey is a watercolour and multimedia artist and textile designer. Her artwork reflects a childlike view of the world due to her previous job as a teacher, with fun colour palettes and attention to detail.
Specialising in watercolour illustrations and surface design, Riley has expanded her work to incorporate textiles and wallpaper. Expect nostalgic pieces that fit perfectly into nurseries.
Based in Los Angeles, K’era Morgan is a mixed-media painter deeply enamoured with global textile traditions. After co-founding a photographic textile company, she wanted to return to the art of manual creation, embracing an intuitive approach to her current mixed-media works.
Each piece tells a nonlinear tale, interweaving fragments from her surroundings such as found papers, hand-painted elements and her own expressive marks. In collaboration with an American mill, K’era transforms her multimedia creations into vibrant woven throw blankets, pillows, and tapestries, employing 100% hand-dyed cotton to bring functional art to everyday interiors.
Villa Nova’s latest collaboration with acclaimed potter ceramist Kyra Cane merges ceramics and drawings in a unique exploration. Kyra, known for her exquisite porcelain pots with rich decorative surfaces inspired by her own drawings and paintings, drew into the glazed surface of the pot to create abstract marks, subtle textures and layers of vibrant colours.
The resulting collection of textiles and wallcoverings, influenced by Kyra’s ceramics and pastel drawings, showcases a palette ranging from contrasting black and white tones to soft greens and warm earthy hues. This collection beautifully captures the dynamic energy of the potter’s wheel and the fluid brush marks that form beautiful areas of colour and tone.
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