Designer: Anne Harrington Rees Designs
Surface Pattern, Design, Textiles, Homewares, Prints and Gifts inspired by my passion for Nature. I create my designs so that people can experience the magic of Wild Ireland in their own home, wherever in the world that may be.
About Anne Harrington Rees Designs
Originally from Co. Kilkenny, now living, designing and gardening in beautiful West Cork, I’ve been drawing, making and designing since childhood, on paper, in landscaping and in fibre. A degree in Landscape Horticulture, years of wildlife gardening and campaigning for Nature have all helped to develop my knowledge of our natural world.
Nature helped me get back on my feet after chronic illness forced a change of career. Several artistic directions later, including completing a Higher National Diploma in Design Crafts and creating small sculptural baskets that I exhibited at Chelsea Craft Fair and that won awards at the National Eisteddfod of Wales and the RDS National Crafts Competition, I’m now capturing the magic of Nature in my colourful surface pattern designs. I hope that these designs will be uplifting for people and help to “bring them Home to Nature".
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When out walking with our rescue dogs, I’m looking at and listening to what’s going on around us, what plants are flowering, what trees are in bud, the insects that appear and disappear, the birds that are singing. I take photos with phone or camera of things that catch my eye, often little things that someone else would walk past. I use these images as inspiration and reference for new designs which I hand draw, then digitise, add colour and texture using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. The resulting designs are printed and made into a range of products here in Ireland.