ARTIST Helen Morley has taken her love of nature, flora and fauna to a new level with the designs of her beautiful hand made wallpaper.
Fine Art graduate Helen has had her work showcased in exhibitions, sold on independent retailer notonthehighstreet.com, sold as far as America and featured in national interiors magazines.
She creates her distinctive and colourful designs at her studio in Bishop Auckland, County Durham, and is inspired by her time as a warden of nature reserves in her native Kent. Each of her designs feature the beauty of English flora and fauna with its plants, seeds, creatures and complex habitats.
“To me, every plant has a secret life. They create habitats and assemblages that speak of our ancestors, the history of the land, the endless cycle of birth and decay, and the great mystery that created us all. I think my work captures a little of that story, and brings it from the fields and woods into people’s homes.
“The lino printed wallpapers are painstakingly carved and printed on a press I coach built myself, and are ordered on demand. The thing I find exciting is that they can be personalised to people’s own interior design colour scheme.”
Helen’s launched her business, Waybreads, with support from Durham Creatives, the Business Durham-backed programme which provides practical workshops and mentoring for creative start ups.
“I went to most of the Durham Creatives workshops as I’d never run my own business before. I found the people there very encouraging and their advice on things such as social media is working already.”
For more information log onto http://www.waybreads.com