Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Kim Anderson's Enchanted Spring Gardens!

I have been meaning to share the enchanting work of British artist and illustrator Kim Anderson with you for a long time. Since spring has most certainly arrived I thought there seemed no better time, so hopefully her designs will bring a little sunshine to your day too!

As soon as I spotted Kim's work I was drawn in to the intricate and beautiful detail she captures in her designs. Working on a range of mixed media surfaces, Kim combines techniques of paper collage, paint, pen and ink and embellishment. I love how the inclusion of recycled book text and swirly handwritten words merge into her illustrations and interestingly become part of her design. Little butterflies, flowers and swirls beautifully decorate her designs and sometimes she includes a little highlight of glitter.

Flower Garden

A Beautiful Place

Kim is based in the sounthern city of Brighton, where she lives and works "sometimes just taking a stroll around her colourful and cultural hometown of Brighton can provide the spark which is enough to start the creative process." Sourced

Blooming Flowers

Splendid Peacock

Love Heart

Beauty Grows Here

Dreams Grow Here

Love Heart

I follow Kim on Facebook, so I am regularly kept up to date with her new creations. You will be pleased to know as well as designing for the greetings card industry Kim creates commissions too, so don't hesitate to contact her if you would like something special. 

Click here to view her website and Facebook page or follow her on Twitter!

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