During these grey days we seem to be getting a lot of here in the UK recently, it’s a real pleasure to feature Emma Britton‘s colourful creations.
Her latest work is a range called ‘Up the Garden Path’, which is a collection of beautiful splashbacks for your kitchen. The one above is called Pink Hydrangea and I’ve including images of the other three designs below.
Sweet Pea Splashback
Blue Hydrangea Splashback
And here’s how they look in situ: –
Emma also offers a bespoke design service for homes and commercial projects. Examples of two of her specially commissioned decorative panels are shown below.
I was so intrigued by Emma’s designs that I asked her a few questions to find out more: –
Where do you get your inspiration, as in why did you decide to concentrate on floral designs?
I discovered I had a talent for painting florals and never get tired of drawing them. My inspiration comes from British suburbia, be that a rambling hydrangea, a mustard Ford Cortina or some old-fashioned shutters painted a bright shade of blue.
When painting, do you use fresh flowers to refer to or images/pictures?
If the flowers are in season I draw from life, but often from my own photographs which I take on sunny days. I have been known to knock on peoples’ doors and ask to photograph in their gardens.
Do you have a favourite flower?
My favourite flowers are lupins, but I like daffodils and tulips too.
What are your plans for 2011?
As a newly established business and the fresh collection, ‘Up the Garden Path’, my plans are to hopefully see more people with floral splashbacks in their homes. I will also be doing select bespoke panels for up-and-coming exhibitions.
I’m sure you’ll agree that Emma’s work is very captivating. I’ve never seen decorative floral glass designs used as splashbacks before, have you?
You may like to know that Emma, along with three other designers, is featuring her work at a special pop-up shop called ‘Something Blue’ to celebrate the Royal Wedding. It’ll be at Craft Central, 21 Clerkenwell Green, London, EC1R ODX from Tuesday 26th April to Sunday 1st May 2011. For further information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07956 287 507.
(Images : Emma Britton)