This Week our artist spotlight is bespoke artist Suzanne Bourne. She started painting around 10 years ago, and found a passion for painting flowers in particular.
I live in Stoke on Trent, ‘the heart of the potteries’ and this rich history of ceramic design has certainly influenced my work.
Suzanne currently sells her work in two local shops, the ‘MADE here’ college shop in Newcastle-under-Lyme and ‘Two Doors Studio’ in Alsager. She also sells her work at local exhibitions and hopes to soon try selling at artisan markets and craft fairs. She has also recently opened up a shop on Etsy called ‘suzannebournedesigns’ which she advertises through facebook and instagram, as well as developing work for a greeting card publisher.
Suzanne used her own photographs as a starting point, and tries to capture the character of the plants, and the atmosphere they create in the garden. She paints primarily in acrylic ink on paper, as the medium can be used for strong vibrant colours, but also subtle washes.
Suzanne explained how she found working with Wraptious:
"Finding Wraptious has been an amazing experience, I entered their cushion competition twice last year and on one occasion was lucky enough to be shortlisted. After seeing the amazing quality of their cushions, I couldn’t wait to use the bespoke service, which gives artists who are just starting out or testing a new product the chance to do so at a very reasonable rate."
"Wraptious are so friendly and approachable, you feel like they are really working with you. I was over the moon when my cushions arrived and I‘ve had so many compliments not only on the design, but the quality of the product. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending the Wraptious bespoke service and I can’t wait to try out my designs on some other products."
You can find more of Suzanne's work on her facebook page