Process: New Work

Thought I'd share some of the process here with a few images along the way. This piece is for jewelry line Betsy&Iya [and their brick and mortar shop]'s seven year anniversary of being in business. They invited seven female Portland artists to illustrate seven key moments in the history of Betsy&Iya. Here's my process from drawing to experimentation to finished piece:

Late Summer work

I've been really inspired by Arabic patterns- textile, mosaic, wallpaper, as well as the arts and Crafts era giant William Morris.  In other words, PATTERN!  I've been exploring the use of 'wallpaper' (term used loosely) instead of backgrounds in illustration and art.  Here's a recent drawing I did for an illustration of a horse, plus an example of some William Morris wallpaper.

I'd be so tickled to get some pattern commissions- write me a letter if you and your world could use some new takes on this incredible tradition.

I'd be so tickled to get some pattern commissions- write me a letter if you and your world could use some new takes on this incredible tradition.