If you're like me, & simply love design & decorating magazines, unless you indulge yourself the time to really enjoy them, you eventually realise that the gorgeous cover on the 'latest issue' is in fact about 4 issues ago, & apart from briefly being captivated by the visual delights, that you are barely familiar with its contents! So recently I began to progressively work through each & every issue.
Across three different titles, I realised that I was being repeatedly captured by the work of UK Artist & Textile Designer, Carolyn Quartermaine. It is some time since I incorporated her beautiful fabrics into a client project, but I have since been absorbed learning of her work, current & forthcoming, on her website, as well as praising & loving one of my favourite titles,"Carolyn Quartermaine UNWRAPPED". Her fabrics are stunning & showcase such beauty in their myriad of artistic applications, that their application works effortlessly regardless of whether you apply them to a contemporary or period interior. Her palette incorporates her passion & sensitivities for whatever captivates & inspirates her, which she then applies through print, paint, texture, gilding & collage, into magnificient, unique interior stories, whether be it on canvas, fabric, furniture or walls. Her art evokes a sense of emotion, serenity, sophistication, magic, & every piece is a unique story of design & beauty...
"You have to be totally immersed in your own world, making it stronger and stronger. You can't dilute that world, or you lose its spirit and it becomes untrue..."