Angela is the artist behind Mary's House Designs and through Mary's House Designs she creates sweet and colourful illustrated fine art prints, gifts and stationery. Inspiration is drawn from nature, daydreaming and storytelling across Mary's House Designs collections of cards, prints, stationery and gifts- you will see repeated natural elements, the written word and imaginative, playful elements too.
Angela studied Fine Art printmaking at the University of Leeds and studied for her postgraduate qualification at Goldsmiths College, London. As a print-maker Angela is a natural mark-maker and she uses a black pen to draw, ink and watercolour to paint, and combines these with collage to create the work - each design begins its life as an individual hand drawn and painted artwork which can then be applied across products including art prints for the home, stationery and homeware. In her work she expresses her love of nature and uses stories, poems and her imagination to create each piece.
The name 'Mary's House Designs' comes from Angela's middle name; the name Mary is also a family name, so it seemed right that it should be used to represent the sweet and wholesome elements of her work. There is certainly sentimentality to the work, pureness and sweetness too, along with simplicity and nostalgia .
Angela is a Not on the High Street partner and her worked is stocked in independent retailers and galleries across the country. She is also a supporter of Just a Card, a campaign organised to encourage people to buy from artists, designers and independent shops and galleries.