Adventures with my brushes through a world full of colour, shapes and marks. I’m a Scottish designer, illustrator and visual explorer.
I am inspired by journeys, ingredients, country life and patterns in the landscape. My decorative style retains the hand drawn qualities adding value and uniqueness.
I specialise in capturing the magic and passion, responding to projects, place and commissions.
My artworks can be applied to all types of markets: Gift, Paper Products, Editorial, Wall Décor, Fashion + Interior Fabrics, Advertising, Wall Hanging or Murals. If it requires an artwork then I’m the person to design it.
I get to the heart of client’s needs by listening to, and discussing the brief, allowing me to visualise and create delightful designs. I have 16 years design experience.
If you would like to know more about what I can do for you, or if you would like to collaborate, commission or licence my artwork please get in touch www.louisekirby.com
Louise graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in 1999 with an Hons Degree in Printed Textiles Design.
2011. Designed artwork and created 10m x 4m hoardings live on the street for new store opening, Anthropologie Edinburgh.
2011. Collection of hand printed scarves for 2 New York and Edinburgh stores, Anthropologie.
2009. Hand printed scarves to coordinate with Kuniyoshi Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London.
2001 – 2007. Fabric samples sold to Etro, John Kaldor Fabricmakers Ltd, Debenhams, East, Talbots, Echo, Nougat and many more worldwide fashion houses and textile convertors.
2011 Great Britons finalist in British Airways Competition.
2010. Creative Scotland Crafts Bursary for professional development within DJCAD, Dundee.
2009. Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair Winner.
2008. Participated in Origin, London.
1998. 2nd prize - Hugh Parsons, Orsini Tie Design Award.
2010 – 2010. Lead Artist – Fintry Primary School
Delivering textile project on Global citizenship (what is child labour), displayed in the Scottish Parliament as part of the Learning Festival.
Work in exhibitions within the UK from 1999 – 2014 include – Wasps Artists Open Studios, Royal Exchange Theatre Craft Shop, Park Gallery, Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, British Craft Trade Fair, National Museums Scotland, Bonhoga, Ropewalk Contemporary Art and Craft, Craft and Design Centre Leeds, The White Gallery, Dundee Rep Theatre, New Designers Show