Fine artist and print designer Ellie Davison-Archer lives in the beautiful village of Amble in Northumberland, an area that has inspired her to produce the stunning homeware products she creates. Looking to the coastline for inspiration, Ellie draws intricate designs of items and creatures she finds along the beach, coastline and North Sea and prints them on kitchen accessories, decorations and soft furnishings to name but a few. Davison-Archer’s prints and designs show her love of the natural world and are a great way to bring the great northern outdoors indoors with seed heads, flowers and fish.
As our newest addition to BALTIC Shop, we asked her a bit about herself..
'For as long as I can remember, I've always been lead by a curious nature to collect objects of natural form, discarded curiosities and vintage oddities through foraging and beach combing, having many fond childhood memories coming back from long walks along the coast with pockets full of shells and driftwood.
After studying Fine Art at Norwich University of the Arts, I moved back to Northumberland and was immediately drawn to the coastline and countryside surrounding me as inspiration for developing initial sketches and designed. I knew I wanted to progress her designs into products so combining my love of drawing, screen printing and interiors seemed like the perfect place to begin designing and making homeware products. You can now find me printing away in my studio and The Old Bath House, Broomhill, screen printing lengths of fabric and sheets of plywood to be made into soft furnishings and accessories for the home.'