It was so lovely to later discover that as well as landscapes, she also paints flowers. And today’s post features some of her many beautiful watercolour designs, including cards from her Florabunda range – Echinacea, Iris, Lilies & Sunflowers.
Here’s a little background about Emma…which makes a very interesting read. I love learning about the paths that people take to reach where they are today.
Emma graduated from Nottingham Trent University with a degree in Graphic Design in the early 90s and looking to make some money, started her own business straightaway.
Designing stencils, she started attending craft fairs and selling plant pots that she’d painted and stencilled herself. The business grew and Emma persuaded her father to help paint the pots and then sell them with her at the shows.
Several things happened over the period of a few months. The demand was so high that the pleasure had gone, painting flower pots and stencilling up to 16 hours a day wasn’t fun and not where Emma saw her future.
After returning from a rare holiday to Venice, Emma was so inspired that she starting painting from the photographs that she’d taken and by accident entered the world of prints, and eventually greeting cards and beyond.
Her range of artwork covers scenes, landscapes, flowers, children’s design and contemporary images. Emma also licenses her designs to a handful of companies who use them on mugs, tins, fabrics, trays and coasters.
Emma’s wonderful designs are on sale in shops throughout the UK and online.
(Images : Emma Ball)