Back to The Drawing Board is a collection of designs by Lorna Bates drawn from her extensive sketchbooks and combining a love of victorian wallpaper patterns with a fascination for the traditional techniques of freehand drawing as practiced by the designers of the era. Very British, traditional and sophisticated, this small debut collection is steeped in history and provides an exciting glimpse into the world of the victorian design school and in Lorna’s case the fine artist. There is a long tradition of painters and printmakers turning their attention to pattern design. These are the first exciting experiments by this innovative artist ........ ... plenty more to come.
The colour palette shown above was inspired by the wonderful 17th century costume which can be seen at the Bangor Museum and Art Gallery in North Wales.