Since the beginning of the lockdown here in London, this has been my "Work From Home" spot for the past few weeks. I started the gallery wall a few weekends ago to make it cheerful & colourful, since we aren't sure when things will be back to normal.
The cart is for art supplies (hoping to get a bit of painting done over the next few months) and the desk organiser has sunny holiday (remember those?) photos– both are affordable buys from IKEA. For the gallery wall, I’ve listed suppliers below, in case you’re able to support these businesses too (UK printers, art prints, etc).
My large yellow square heart/snake print, “Shy Wallflower” and “Fork” giclee prints were all on-demand prints I ordered from dottodotprint They take “no minimum” orders from Illustrator/Designers/Artists and the turn around was quick (pre-lockdown). They love printing for Illustrators. They send free paper sample packs if you email them.
I printed my "Okinawa" print, "Tropical Fruit" print and the "Peace Doves" print using Creativehub. They have no minimum orders for creatives. I also picked up their books to read over the next few weeks. They’re based in East London.
The Cambell’s Soup and Jean Dubuffet prints are from the Tate Modern giftshop. Definitely visit the Warhol exhibition when it reopens. Also, there’s a Jean Dubuffet exhibition coming to the Barbican Centre in September – hopefully things will be in place for us to safely visit these places again by then!
The London print is one of three I have at We Built This City. WBTC are massive supporters of the UK creative community, working with over 250 artists so please have a look at their website and support them and all the talented artists they promote.
The “Home” print is one of my first prints I sold through East End Prints a few years ago. They’ve recently had to temporarily shut their shop on Brick Lane but are still taking online orders so please support them if you can. Cards from this range also available at other amazing retailers across the UK.
My drawing tablet is my trusty old Wacom Cintiq that I’ve had for ages. I use it mostly for quick sketching and organic lines.
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