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Delicate designs with an illustrative edge - highly detailed surface pattern and illustration, inspired by life and created with love. Sarah Fleming is a graduate of Cleveland College of Art & Design, where she studied Textiles and Surface Design, specialising in design for the home furnishings and greetings market. Inspired by the detail and beautiful patterns found in nature and her surroundings, Sarah is motivated to achieve beautiful, highly informative observational drawings. She showed an interest in Art from a very early age and has developed a great passion for Textiles and Surface Design. This huge passion spurs her on to work extremely hard, full of enthusiasm to create new and exciting design ideas. Sarah has developed a detailed, tight drawing style which helps her to achieve her beautiful observational drawings. However, she is also able to work in a very sketchy, illustrative style too - showing her as a very versatile designer, capable of adapting where relevant to confidently produce designs for both the commercial and more niche markets. For work enquiries please contact Sarah at sarahfleming11@hotmail.com

Thursday, 5 January 2012


I cannot believe that it is already 2012, and I am already 5weeks into my Final Major project!
Drawing is going very slowly but now I am back at CCAD after a lovely Christmas break I am feeling inspired and excited to work really hard!
I have felt a little confused with my theme and how I would go about combining my tight, detailed drawing style with bold, geometric
shapes so I have been carrying out some more market research.

I came across the work of Heather Bareham.
Like me, Heather studied a Textiles and Surface Design degree, specialising in wallpaper during her final year. Her blog is a lovely read; full of really interesting ideas and information.
Her FMP work has really helped me, filling my head full with ideas!
She created a range of wallpaper designs using images of ceramics she had drawn; cutting them up, mixing them up and putting them back together again. This collage style of working with mosaic shaped pieces is such a quirky, creative idea and I love the designs she produced!

Here are some images of her work below, taken from http://heatherbareham.blogspot.com/

1 comment:

  1. Hi Sarah. Thanks for getting in touch. I’m pleased to hear my work has inspired you. Good luck with your FMP. I will keep an eye on your blog.

    Best wishes