I recently discovered the beautiful floral-inspired work of artist and illustrator, Kim Anderson.
Today’s blog post features a selection of her greeting cards, illustrations and paintings, together with a Q&A.
When did you start your business and where are you based?
I graduated in Textile & Surface Design in 2002 and it was during my second year on the course that I had a card published with Woodmansterne.
Since then I’ve continued to create designs for the greeting card and gift market.
I work from my Brighton home which I love.
Where do you get floral inspiration for your designs?
There are some beautiful florist shops in Brighton and their displays are very inspiring.
I’ve just bought a book by Carlos Mota, ‘Flowers, Chic & Cheap’ whose floral arrangements are simple yet imaginative.
What are your plans for 2012?
Since going freelance in 2011, I’ve been very excited with the companies who have approached me and published my work, and there are lots of opportunities in the pipeline which has made my decision to go freelance very rewarding.
Do you have a favourite flower?
It has to be the gerbera for their amazing colours!
I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing Kim’s designs today.
With regards to her greetings card ranges, they’ve been in the prestigious finals of the Henries Awards, the highest accolade for design talent within the UK card industry.
So, you may come across her designs the next time you’re looking for a card.
(Images : Kim Anderson)