Bridget Davies

Bridget creates paintings alive with wit and whimsy using inks and acrylics and occasional adornments such as gold leaf. Her exquisite use of line and mastery of the free -form medium of watercolour inks means her pictures dance off the page in their sheer vitality, whether the subject matter is cutlery, fashion or fancy ladies walking pampered pooches. Images from her ‘Heavy Metals’ range have been used by Anthropologie, the international clothing and lifestyle store, to adorn desert plates, serving platters and tea towels as a limited collection for Christmas 2012. Other collaborations include John Lewis and the Shard.

 

“She was trained at Bretton Hall, University of Leeds where she gained a 1st class BA in Fashion and Textiles. After a spell of teaching fashion and fashion illustration in Milan, she worked in the fashion industry for several years as an embroiderer and fashion designer. After several years living abroad she returned to England and to her first love, painting figures and illustrating fashion. Since then, she has evolved into a successful freelance artist, and create from my studio in West Sussex.                                                                  


She is a published artist, with greetings cards and framed prints of my work being sold both through online outlets and through stores and shops such as John Lewis and The Shard where examples of my work can currently be seen. In addition my Heavy Metal paintings have also been used by the well-known store Anthropologie on a range of desert plates and serving platters, both in Europe and the United States”.