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Doris & Fred

Doris & Fred

London, 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 or through the contact me page.

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