Here is a little peak into how I work.
I see patterns and color. My eye doesn’t necessarily see an object. It breaks down the object into a pattern through colors. I immediately think how that pattern can be used as it is, or recolored and designed into a fabric or textile that can be used in another capacity.
For instance, see the pattern of scales over the stipe on this fish? He was spotted on the shore just over the dunes from my studio on Tybee Island. I think wallpaper! Minus the sand and shells.
Tybee Island, GA
Walking down the street in Paris, I spot another gorgeous textured pattern beneath a stripe. Here the stripe is broken down, creating another pattern from the weathered paint atop the cobblestone. This means texture on texture.
Here are a few more pictures of pattern inspiration: from the beach in Seaside, Florida to Parisian Interior and exterior beauties, and finally my favorite ice cream shop in the world, Leopold’s (Savannah, Georgia).
Avenue Montaigne, Paris
LEOPOLD’S, Savannah, Georgia