We believe every design should tell a story; one of expert craftsmanship, an eye for detail and abundance of skill. We work hard to ensure our collections encompass the very best of British design; investing in highly skilled, unique talent is at the heart of everything we do.
With this in mind, we're introducing The Art Collective - handpicked artists who put pencil to paper, brush to canvas; creating prints exclusively for you.
A graduate of the prestigious Central St Martins School of Art in London, as well as the Bath Academy of Art, award-winning Carolyn Jenkins is an illustrator and gardener. An expert in botanical painting, Carolyn studied for a diploma in Botanical Painting at the English Gardening School, going on to exhibit at The Royal Horticultural Society Botanical Art Show in London in March 2011, at which she won Gold Medal and 'Best Exhibit'. Carolyn was the obvious choice when it came to creating botanical prints for our new season occasionwear.
One of 25 finalists for Texprint 2015, Jessica Pickard caught the attention of our Creative Director, leading us to purchase one of her print artworks. Following this, we commissioned Jessica to design two prints. The resulting designs, each with predominant emphasis on a hand drawn aesthetic, are inspired by both British and foreign cultures; exotic, tropical colours and English roses are beautifully depicted through intricate, highly skilled techniques.