Contemporary illustrative prints from Well Street will add some Northern Powerhouse East Midlands edge to your interiors whether your home is urban or rustic or a mix of the two.
They are based on themes of retail, engineering and tourism and have been inspired by the art deco designs created to advertise the London Underground and the fabulous artist Erté who created glowy theatre promotional artworks.
Flower Shopper was inspired by the fabulous Erté poster which I had eyed up in Swans of Oakham.
I spotted the woman marching up Oakham High Street wearing a fabulous hat and walking her greyhound. The design didn’t make sense until I replaced her head (and sadly the fabulous hat) with a big bunch of flowers – sometimes you have to get rid of the obvious for full splendid effect.
The Harringworth, Seaton or Welland viaduct (depending on your point of view) is such a feat of industrial engineering. The magnitude of it really hits you the closer you get to it. I chose to express it as street It sits in beautiful countryside surrounded by sleepy villages and sheep! I wanted to paint the colours that reflected how the countryside made me feel and mix it up with the urban grittiness of the actual viaduct itself.
The signal box in Oakham is such a humble yet iconic piece of design. It is the signal box which the airfix model was based on. I love the deco neatness of its architecture and it’s simple memorable presence it brings to any wait at Oakham level crossing!
I was commissioned by the editor of Rutland Living to write an article on its fascinating history and the illustration I did for that article has become this top selling illustrative print. It would bring a piece of design history to any interior.
These images are all available framed or as prints only in the Well Street Studio shop. They make great gifts for your home or for your friends or family. Rutlanders or not.
All of these prints are A3 giclee prints framed in a matt black wooden frame.
They are available in the Well Street Shop £75 each.