“I have always been inspired by the travel posters of the 1930’s and the strong propaganda posters from both the World Wars. It is this influence that has helped me capture landmarks, seascapes and landscapes from near and far to create my portfolio. My niche has been in keeping my subject matters either local or a memory of an experience.”
What does Art mean to you?
I’ve always loved art, it was my main subject of interest in school which lead me onto studying a degree in Mixed Media Textiles. As I’ve grown older though I find myself more interested in design, surface pattern and product design rather than what would be classified as traditional art.
How would you describe your style?
I’m a graphic designer using bold, clean shapes and bright colours. I guess my work has a 1930’s Art Deco feel about it.
What Inspires you?
Anywhere with a point of interest! A town square, a monument on a hill, lighthouses, coastlines. Really anywhere I guess you’d visit as a day out.
Is there any object, place or theme that is integral to your work?
My inspiration gained from the old railway posters of the 1930’s is integral to my work. The places are then my inspiration and I capture pretty much wherever i’m asked to.
How has your work developed?
It’s grown massively in the past 3 years. I’ve been running Tabitha Mary for almost 6 years, but it started off with one print: the shipping forecast regions, and slowly grew and grew as I ran it in my spare time around my full time job as a graphic designer. Eventually about 3 years ago I plucked up the courage to leave my full time job and put all my efforts into Tabitha Mary. A decision that was life changing for me, but has put me on this fantastically exciting journey as a self employed designer.
What are your plans for 2018?
2017 was an exciting year for me, I had lots of new business opportunities arise but I also gave birth to my first child, so 2018 will be focusing on finding a mother / business woman life balance and trying to achieve my work goals around my little one.