• Helen Newton

During my studies on the Surface Pattern Design course, I have developed a focus on textiles for Interiors. The final collection is inspired by my passion for Mid Century design and embodies the mood and style of that era. Key artists and designers that have informed my practice include Ellsworth Kelly , Roksanda and Barbara Brown. I strive to develop my visual research using hand-rendered processes such as drawing, painting and collage to create a fluid, immediate and organic approach. These observational drawings embody mark-making, subtle brush strokes and textures then are further developed digitally and translated through the application of traditional screen-printing techniques. I intuitively explore and incorporate a range of materials and substrates with an intention to create a juxtaposing combination of textures and surfaces to add dimension and tactility within my work. This Interiors collection is bold and fearless in scale and pattern.