Our amazing Artist in Residence, Claire Redford, has created a new painting series based on our Autumn/Winter collection, Unknown Depths. We took a moment to chat with Claire about the artworks. Read on to discover more about Claire and her new series!
Wow so many thoughts come flooding to my mind. Pun intended. We've just moved back in to our home that was flooded in the Auckland Anniversary weekend floods. So grateful to be back, and all the hard work done by the contractors to fix up our home! That is one of the reasons these paintings for the Wilson Trollope Winter Season are a bit delayed.
Yes! I have been loving the fun summer art that Lucy Mahon has been making in London - really gives you that carefree summer feeling
First, I mocked them up using Canva to get a feel for the layout. When coming to the canvases themselves I first painted the backgrounds with Dulux wall paints. Then went about sketching on the flowers to ensure I was going to fit them all on. Lastly, to go with the quintessential Wilson Trollope combination of florals and stripes, I painted the frames in stripes. I found this part super fun! Peeling back the masking tape to reveal the painted stripe was soooo satisfying. I know there are lots of Instagram accounts dedicated to this exact fetish!
I chose to have one painting dedicated to New Zealand flowers to go with the ‘Here and There’ theme of the collection story. Reminding us how truly beautiful New Zealand nature is. I looooove yellow, so kowhai was my first choice. I was drawn to include kawakawa as I love that they are heart shaped, and the feel-good vibes they provide through their healing properties.
I used a mix of Dulux wall paints (my first time giving this a go and it was fun!) and acrylics with a touch of watercolours on the very top.
Ooooh so many! Love the deep moody colours this season has. My favourites are the Emilia Top in Dusk floral (I saw a friend wearing this the other day and it looked so sweet with jeans). Love the classic look of the Lucia Dress in black, that dress could take you anywhere! Also love all the cute short jackets in the collection - I want one of each!
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