I just added four new color ways for my Dulce pattern in the Balance Collection. Dulce means sweetness and that inspired the tropical sorbet vibe of the four new color options.
For details on this collection, click on the "Read More" link below.Read More
Spring meadows and wildflowers inspire the pattern story for my Teagan print. The hand painted blooms in this design feel fluid and unrestrained. The print is influenced by the trend of bolder mark-making and heavier brushstrokes for a more expressive approach to the popular floral. This more abstract print style features bold daubs of paint. For details on this print, see the full article below.Read More
This dreamy feminine floral speaks to my Scandinavian roots. It’s called Astrid and means beautiful goddess in Swedish.
The floral pattern features my photographs with digital manipulations to create a feminine modern design. The print is influenced by the hyper real nature trend, artistic abstraction, blurred painterly effects, and textured illusion. The ethereal color palette has an energy well suited for active wear with a blush hues, warm orange, and violet hues. I have always been inspired by the colors found in nature. In the Astrid pattern the colors are heightened with a saturated, synthetic quality. The dark background complements the brightness and floating quality of the floral and addis to the overall dramatic effect. For details on this print, see the full article below
Where do patterns begin. For me, painting and sketching is the first step. I play with color palettes and textures. The fun part is letting the art happen freely. No rules. That's the beauty of surface design today. Once I develop a design I like, no matter the size. No matter how many paint blobs or ink spatters or tears in the paper, everything can be tweaked in Photoshop or Illustrator.Read More
Today I'm sharing a detail of a new floral pattern in my Garden Party Floral. Updates with coordinates in the collection coming soon.Read More
Mary Tyler Moore inspired me to dream big as a kid. I grew up in Minneapolis and for several years lived near the TV home of Mary Richards on The Mary Tyler Moore Show.
Mary Tyler Moore told us to "Take chances, make mistakes. That's how you grow."Read More
Diving into the iridescent botanical trend. A detail of my floral pattern in Photoshop. #wip #SS18Read More
Honoring the wisdom of Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. today with two of his quotes.Read More
Sharing some sketches from the red carpet at Golden Globes. Lily Collins had a fairytale moment in her rose appliqué dress by Zuhair Murad. More sketches below.Read More
Always fun to get my UPPERCASE Magazine in the mail. And this week I was so excited to look inside to see my artwork featured in the Surface Pattern Design Guide in this issue.
Of course I am delighted to be included with all the amazing artists featured in UPPERCASE. That’s my artwork (far right side) in the newest issue no. 32! It’s a honor and a thrill to be chosen to be in the Surface Pattern Design Guide! Thank you, Janine Vangool!Read More
I'm so excited to share with you that I was selected to be part of the UPPERCASE Magazine Surface Pattern Design Guide in January. 774 submissions were received and reviewed by UPPERCASE editor Janine Vangool. She selected 100 to be included in this issue.Read More