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Elizabeth Pawle

Today’s post focuses on another of our very talented local artists:  illustrator Elizabeth Pawle.  Loveone first met Elizabeth a couple of years ago at one of the I Make Fun Stuff Street Markets, and we have been selling her items ever since.

Loveone adores the simplicity of Elizabeth’s designs and that the fact they are so different to anything else. Our customers love her work too and Cathy is smitten by her Elizabeth Pawle dog brooch (so much so that she wears it everyday!).

So today we thought it was time to find out more about this very talented local illustrator and printmaker and share it with you:

 

 

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Hello Elizabeth, Please can you tell us a bit about yourself and your work?

I used to be a magazine journalist working mainly in interiors but I’ve loved drawing and painting since I was a child. After I had my son in 2011, I gave up work to look after him but I found my hands idle! I started drawing again on a small scale – I filled sketchbooks with lots of little creatures – and began turning my drawings into brooches. All of my shrink plastic brooches and necklaces are still drawn and cut by hand. I began working with wood last year – I love the contrast between the natural grain and the colours I lean towards using (mint greens, turquoise, bright yellow) and I love tiny details so drawing and painting on such a small scale is great!

 

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What materials do you work with?

When painting I tend to use gouache alongside charcoal and my line work is always done in dip pen and ink – I can’t find any modern pen that gives such a good line! Gouache is such a versatile medium and the colours it gives are perfect for my work, which is simple and almost always against white.

 

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Where do you get your inspiration from?

My inspiration comes from all over. I live in the countryside so I see a lot of animals (which I’ve always loved) and I also spend a lot of time outdoors in the woods and by the sea. Before I had a baby I travelled a lot and I think travel is a great inspiration to many artists, myself included.

 

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What do you want people to think when they see your work?

People tell me my paintings are quite calm and that they make them smile. As for my animal brooches, I think they just make people happy! And a lot of people buy certain brooches (the grizzly bear, the dog, the sea otter) because they remind them of someone they know (usually their husband!).

 

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Thank you so much to Elizabeth for being today’s interviewee!

Loveone currently has in stock various Elizabeth Pawle brooches, little wooden bowls and small prints. Prices for Elizabeth Pawle items start at £10.

xx

 

 

Sunday 17th March Indoor Market

This Sunday in collaboration with I Make Fun Stuff we will be bringing an Indoor Market to the Town Hall in Ipswich. To say we are excited is an understatement!

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Do not miss this – with over 50 stalls from the regions talented artists and designers. It will be shopping heaven!

Entry is free and stalls will be there from 10am – 4pm.

The very exciting and unusual thing is – we have divided the market into two. There will be a Vintage Market selling anything Vintage from clothes, homeware, accessories and artwork which can be found in the Council Chambers of the Town Hall. Plus a craft market which will be full of lovely and unusual crafts – this will be in the Great Hall of the Corn Exchange. There will be so much to see – make sure you allow plenty of time :-)

 

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To give you a sneak preview – here are some of the great names which you can expect to find:

Betty Blue Hat – vintage retro furniture and homeware

Eclectic Eccentricity – EE go offline by bringing their online jewellery boutique specialising in vintage jewellery to the market

Anna Burbidge – Textile Designer/Illustrator creating prints for fashion and interiors

Holly Trill – illustrations, jewellery and stationery

Lovertron- unique, handmade statement jewellery, textiles and accessories

House of Handmade – vintage fashion accessories

Fairweather Vintage – local vintage shop!

Polly’s Textiles – hand printed and handmade accessories and homewares

Plus many many more fantastic names. Some will be favourites from our St Peter’s Street Markets and others will be showcasing for the first time.

 

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As usual with our markets – you can guarantee everything will be ‘Handmade and Timeless’. So if you like a bit of quirk and are looking for a fun day out come across to the Town Hall. Come rain or shine we will be there and happy indoors!

 

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The indoor market is part of the ‘Access all arts events’ being held monthly at the Town Hall. This means there will be lots of other activities happening on the day such as; poetry readings, art exhibitions and a business music workshop.

You will also find Jenny Wrens Yarns, who will be holding a Big Blanket Sew up Day in aid of Breakthrough for Breast Cancer. All are welcome to join in.

This indoor market promises to be a great start to the year. Watch this space for info later in the year about the St Peter’s Street outdoor market.

 

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xx p.s Check out Sam Barker’s photographic exhibition @ Galleryone in the Town Hall from tomorrow. More to follow on Sam in a future Blog.

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  • 19/05 Access all Arts @ Town Hall
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