Wednesday the 8th of March marks this years International Women’s Day – a celebration of the achievements of women, whether that’s social, economic, cultural or political. It just so happens that ART WOW is one of those achievements!
As you may know ART WOW was created by sisters Liz and Laura, but did you know we have an all-female workforce here in the UK? On top of this many of the artists we represent are women or members of marginalised groups.
This year’s International Women’s Day campaign theme is #EmbraceEquity. In keeping with this theme, we’d like to present works from some of the female presenting artists we have on board currently.
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First up we have the talented print artist, and new mum, Pearl & Clover. Focusing on pattern clashes and bold prints, she creates dashing pieces that work on a variety of our products. ‘You’re Doing Great’ uses a pop of gold to make text stand out against the gloriously busy florals.
Catherine Critchley is one of many digital artists we house at ART WOW. Producing pop culture inspired deigns, often including celebrity likeness. One of her most popular pieces being memorial artworks of Queen Elizabeth, ‘The Queen’.
Holly Crerar graduated with a degree in textiles design in 2021. Creating stunning, hand-painted floral patterns as well as other nature-based pieces, holly’s designs will brighten up any room! ‘No Rain No Flowers’ and ‘Abstract Oil Pastel Floral’ really demonstrates the love this artist has for bright colours and looks fab on a candle.
Using digital methods, Eloise Davey creates eye catching pieces. ‘Life’s Short. Use the Fine China’ highlights the artists’ sense of humour, compared to the sweetness of ‘Mum’s Coffee Cup’. From celebrity portraits to funny sayings to sweet patterns, Eloise has you covered!
London based Charlotte Blunden uses both traditional art practices as well as digital to create simple illustrations. ‘Bumble Bee Pattern’ showcases her painting ability, on the other hand, ‘Cocktail Sausage Dog’ exemplifies a more pop style of illustration.
Alice Palazon is a self-taught illustrator heavily inspired by the social justice movements. This is evident in her piece ‘My Body My Rules’ which is an ode to both the body positivity movement and a long-fought feminist struggle that many people (particularly women) face day to day. She claims her second biggest inspiration comes from her cat, ‘Cat Ice Cream’ is clear evidence of this.
One of our most popular artists, Dolly Wolfe, creates vivid celebrity portraits – often of strong women! For example, ‘Dolly in Turquoise Heart’ pays homage to country queen Dolly Parton.
Artist Uma Prabhakar Gokhale draws on her Indian influences to design stunning pieces that also include female figures, such as ‘Meditation with Thy Cat’.
Finally, I’d like to present to you, Hollie Mills who produces typography-based designs. ‘Empowered Women, Empower Women’ seems particularly relevant on International Women’s Day, a day that calls for action to end disparity between genders.