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Doris & Fred

Doris & Fred

London, UK

http://www.dorisandfred.co.uk

Hello, I am Wendy Flynn, Doris and Fred were my grandparents I am an Artist specialising in surface pattern design and Illustration I live in South West London with my wonderful Husband and young Son. I have been creating art for as long as I can remember, it is all I ever wanted to do. I have a degree in Graphic design From Bath (98) I spent most of the 3 years in the darkroom and on the computer drawing with my mouse. (I was the only illustrator in my year to primarily use a computer, which seems really odd now!) I love to draw with India ink, using a sharpened stick, or dip pen, this comes from a mark making class in the textiles portion of my foundation course, I still have the stick i used then (in 1994!) I also love using Illustrator and photoshop to enhance my doodles and add colour and sometimes texture. Sometimes my work starts from a drawing, sometimes it just sort of happens on the computer, it depends on the day! I learned all about colour and pattern design whilst working for Trend studio D-CipherFM from 1999 to 2006 I still freelance for them now. I love to take photographs of everything around me, patterns and just things that interest me, from food to flowers to lines painted on the street! This used to involve carrying a bulky camera around all the time but thanks to my phone I can do this without too much sighing from those around me. These pictures inspire and sometimes become part of my work. I graduated from The wonderful e-course The Art & Business of Surface Pattern Design in January 2013 I am happiest near The sea or in my favourite park in the sunshine. My Inspiration comes from a variety of sources, Artists I love - Jasper Johns, Martin Parr, Carolyn Gavin, Orla Kiely, M.Sasek. Things I love... hanging out with my family, taking photos, listening to 90s indie music, having a cheeky dance, baking cakes, watching tv box sets, finding cool vintage fabrics, good pizza, burritos the size of your head, chocolate, a meal with good friends. 5 things you might not know about me….. I am addicted to Diet coke I have a slight hoarding problem (see the stick mentioned above) My son is named after a Painter, a Musician and a Norse God! I can't wear high heels I love to make lists! I would love to find an agent or studio to represent me. Please get in touch if you are interested or with any commissions or Licensing deals, either by email dorisandfred@gmail.com or through the contact me page.

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