Featured Designer: Laura Mysak

These beautiful florals are from the UK-based designer Laura Mysak. I was immediately struck by the expressive nature of her work, which momentarily takes me away to a serene garden or countryside escape. They are simply lovely!

Laura graduated in 2002 from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee with a First Class Honours degree in Printed Textiles, and then went on to complete a Masters in Textiles at Winchester School of Art. Since that time she has worked as a textile designer, supplying patterns to the UK high street and designer labels. Like most commercial artists, Laura feels called to explore her own path. “I have always had a passion for florals and the greatest enjoyment I get is from doing a handpainting of a flower group and turning them into a surface pattern design. I follow my instincts as to what is a good design and not necessarily always following the trends. It feels like freedom to not be tied down to what is ‘in’ and what is not.”

This year Laura hopes to expand her collection, “building in new themes and styles and hopefully increase my product outcome to include other avenues such as ceramics, stationary and wallpaper.” You can learn more about Laura’s work through her website or blog.

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