Monday, 3 December 2012

Introducing the very talented Sarah Fleming!

Here is a little interview and showcase of the lovely Sarah Fleming, one of my fellow surface pattern designer friends.  I absolutely love her delicate style and can't wait to show you some of her work!

First up a bit about her:

Sarah has always been interested in Art, having drawn, made patterns and cards a lot as a child, but her love of textiles grew through the courses she took at college and university.  She is a Yorkshire girl (like me!) and studied at Park street college in Hull then went on to Cleveland College of Art and Design.  It was here she found her love for designing for home furnishings which is what she wants to do as a career.

The detail in her work is just beautiful (I love the hand mirrors above, bottom left).

She has completed some pretty amazing internships with Kate Usher Studio and TRENDART SRL LIMITED, having several of her drawings actually featuring in Kate Usher's current wallpaper collection as well as various designs for TRENDART aswell!! Are you impressed yet?

Below you can see the Kate Usher designs

 And here are some of the TRENDART SRL LIMITED pieces

I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be able to keep my hand steady for that kind of work!

Sarah will be jetting off to Melbourne, Australia (jealous!) in February to take part in a placement with Belladonna digital imaging.  In the meantime she has been working on her own collections for home furnishings and gifts and has her first Christmas card collection out.  You can see them below, and if you are interested in buying some of these lovely cards at £3 for 10 cards from Sarah then just get in touch with her via facebook here.

Finally a little from Sarah about her style and inspiration:

Your style,
"My style shows me as an observant, neat, professional designer who takes pride in everything that she does. I like to spend time on my drawings and illustrations, capturing colour and detail as accurately as possible. I have developed a detailed, tight drawing style similar to those seen in designs by high end companies that I am very much inspired by, like Cole & Son, Zoffany, Sanderson & Timorous Beasties. However, I am also capable of producing quite innovative, experimental development sheets, which I feel shows I am a versatile designer capable of adapting where relevant to produce designs for both commercial and more niche markets."

And your inspiration,

"I find inspiration wherever I am in whatever I see. I am particularly inspired by the detail and beautiful patterns found in nature and my surroundings, which motivates me to achieve beautiful, highly informative observational drawings."

Twitter - @sfleming12

Hope you liked it!


  1. Gorgeous feel with this background and lovely post. Thanks to you I got to learn about another inspiring talent!