Colorful collections and patterns are what come to mind when I think of this weeks featured colorful home decor artist, Tracey English. She creates colorful illustrations with a mix of paint, drawing and collage. I really like the fact that many of her colorful pattern prints which would work amazing for fabric or design on products, also look amazing as prints to hang in your home.
She has lots of places you can purchase her work online including Etsy and Red Bubble. Feeling like you want to create your own colorful floral art similar to her style to DIY colorfully decorate your home? She has a book you can purchase called “Painted Botanical Collage” where she teaches you how to make your own colorful home art inspired by, you guessed it plants and botany.
If you’re not yet following her be sure to, you can find her website, blog, Instagram and shops that you can purchase her colorful art prints to add some pops of color to your home below.
Print Shop: www.redbubble.com/people/traceyenglist/shop
Etsy Shop: www.etsy.com/uk/shop/oneappledesigns
Below is a short interview with Tracey as well as a collection of her artwork…
Can you tell us about your work, when did you start creating?
I am an illustrator and surface pattern person who loves to work in collage, I use papers that I paint with textures and colours, bits from magazine or vintage newspapers. I started experimenting with this technique around 2014, after taking The Make Art that Sells on line course, they pushed me to get out of the rut I was stuck in and to find a new style.
How would you describe your home decor style?
These lovely colorful Tracey English prints above are available for not only art prints to hang in your home, but also phone cases, coffee mugs and more.
What inspires you when you get in a rut?
I will browse Pinterest or get out of the house and take our dog for a walk that always helps clear my mind.
This Tracey English colorful fruit tea towel would really brighten up a kitchen
What colors do you enjoy using in your art the most and why?
I love blues and turquoises the most, they remind me of the sea and of blue and white china which I absolutely love.
This Tracey English colorful London map art would be fantastic to decorate the home of a traveler
Where do you create most of your work, what is your space like?
My painting space is a tiny box room at the front of our house looking onto the street! It is crammed full of stuff but has everything I need. My computer is downstairs, where I do all the cleaning up of designs.
Name 3 crafters, artists or designers that you follow and love their work…
Thats a tricky one as I love so many peoples work and I don’t really want to leave anyone out but here are three…
Monica Forsberg for her beautiful quirky patterns,
Gill Boulton for her fab mixed media creations
Clover Robin for her fantastic collages.
What are your favorite items decorating your home and why?
I also have many but these are three, my shelf of blue objects that sit on the mantle piece beside my desk, my collection of matchboxes which I am waiting to frame, and my bits and bobs on my studio shelf!