Tropical leaves and birds are quite popular right now in textiles, home goods and even clothing. I enjoyed creating a collection of patterns and illustrations in line with this trend. It’s hard to deny the bold patterns, and burst of colors these designs can bring to a space. Of course, this collection is perfect for the summer season, but I can only imagine the smile on one’s face this imagery would bring in the dead of winter. There’s nothing like dreaming of the tropics all year long! If you are interested in licensing the illustrations or patterns in this collection, please contact me for details.
I can’t tell you how many photos I have from tropical vacations. I can never get enough shots of a gorgeous sunset, blooming hibiscus or the ocean. Unfortunately, like many vacation photos… once home they just sit on my computer as I get back to the “real world.” Well, here’s an “art on the go” assignment perfect for reviving those great tropical memories inspired by one of my favorite artists, Henri Matisse. Towards the later part of his life Matisse fell ill with cancer. After a risky surgery, he became confined to a wheelchair. This handicap did not hold him back, though. The last 14 years of his life he…