Anne Davison - Festival 1
Artist: Anne Davison - Open Edition
Anne studied printed textiles and initially established my fashion textile design brand in Shoreditch in 1985, selling worldwide to the fashion industry in the UK, Japan, France, Germany and the USA.
Amongst others, previous clients have included Yves Saint Laurent, Mantero, Etro, Daniel Hechter, Tommy Hilfiger, Macy’s and Diane von Furstenberg.
Now working from my Southeast London studio on the Thames, I have shifted my focus to producing original artworks, stationery and home furnishings, as I enjoy the marriage of practicality and aesthetics and the way they can instantly transform a room.
Inspired by artists such as Wilhelmina Barnes-Graham, Eduardo Chillida, Ben Nicholson and Alexander Girard, as well as a range of 20th Century architects, I predominantly start with lino printing or screen printing my initial images and collaging them together to develop my original pieces. It is a playful approach to image-making, where I experiment with colour combinations and the shapes that evolve. The end products - giclee prints, cushions, rugs, and stationery are suitable for personal and commercial projects. I collaborate with British manufacturers and makers, so each piece is beautifully made, using natural materials to ensure a high-quality product.
Hahnemuhle Photo Rag® – a white, 100% cotton paper with a smooth surface texture – guarantees archival standards. Photo Rag® meets the highest industry standards regarding density, colour gamut, colour graduation and image sharpness while preserving the special touch and feel of genuine art paper.