Missus Print have been a permanent feature of BALTIC Shop for years now and we still love her BALTIC Up North print! Also known as Jo McKinnon, the artist and designer shares some of her inspirations and thoughts on being in the north..
'Happiest being back ‘Up North’ finding inspiration amongst the racing pigeons and the cycle paths, to create artwork to raise a smile or a smirk and brighten up a dull wall.
A Northern Homebird with a creative background in Homeware design and Fashion, now embracing a slower pace of life with my brood.
Missus Print evolved after my daughters landed and a new lifestyle, one closer to home was needed.
A creative inspiration can be found in the tiniest or grandest of places and it is the Baltic which inspired one of my earliest and fondest designs, 'Its Baltic Up North' a print design which helped launch Missus Print.
The Baltic has brought life and joy to the Quayside and the regeneration continues, never standing still and always a treat to visit.'