This collection was inspired by the sea breezes along the shoreline, the salt on the skin and sand beneath my feet. The exciting exploration of the natural flotsam that washes up along the beach, the textures of a twisted piece of driftwood, the diversity of seaweeds, assortment of seashells and array of corals. The excitement of discovery, the appreciation of the natural beauty of the sea resulted in the Coastal Lines Collection.
My inspiration for the Coral Medal design was the intricate coral skeletal texture of the Disc Coral or Fungia fungites. I discovered one of these beauties on a walk along a quiet beach on the island of Aore in the South Pacific and was compelled to illustrate it in my linear style.
Taking the Coral Medal design illustrations and weaving it into a bolder and more striking design led to the Coral Medal Weave.
Driftwood is one of my favourite things to collect when walking along a beach. I enjoy the way the sea and sand have smoothed the surface of the wood whilst the salt and sun has hardened into a beautiful petrified sculpture. The intricate details left by the elements inspired this detailed design.
Taking the detailed illustrations of my Drifting design and magnifying it into a bold and graphic texture.
The Murex or sea snail is one of the most beautiful showy shells, their elongate shells highly sculptured with spines or fronds are a masterpiece in texture. I endeavoured to capture this with my illustrative design style.
Inspired my Neptunes necklace or sea grapes, these Australian native algae have such a beautiful definite shape with their spherical beads along tapering strings moving gently with the flow of the wave as it washes up on the shore.
Inspired by the details captured in my design of the Sea Beads and amplifying the illustrations resulting in a strikingly bolder design.
Captivated by the beauty of the seaweed, algae and kelp washing up on the beach, and the variety of shapes they created with their leaf-like and bead-like strands I aspired to capture this variety and diversity in my illustrations for my Sea Garden design.