About

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Hi, my name is Stacey-Ann and I am artist, designer and illustrator based in Peterborough, UK.

This website showcases a variety of my work through a portfolio, an online shop and a blog where I plan to discuss aspects of my work and other related and unrelated topics that interest me.

My main body of work is driven by my desire to offer Afro Caribbean inspired art and illustrations and make these readily available to the everyday consumer.  I often hear from my customers that they are looking for greeting cards and other products that represent them, their friends and their families and are happy to find what they are looking for from my shop.

In addition to the quite personal work described above, I enjoy exploring alternative themes and experimenting with a wide variety of media.  

I enjoy exploring abstract art because of the freedom to concentrate on shape, line, colour and pattern, without necessarily feeling the need to reproduce a likeness of an object, landscape or person.  I use watercolour paint as my main medium plus acrylic paint, gouache and ink, as it helps me to come up with fresh ideas and new work.  My use of sketchbooks to play around in is also an important part of my process.

Creating digital illustrations and graphic design work is another discipline I'm working in and I currently use Affinity Photo and Affinity Designer to produce this work, often with a mix of traditional and digital technques.