About Me

Peony Flower

I spent most of my childhood in southern Africa and it is that continent’s dramatic scenery and wildlife that has given me a lifelong affinity with nature and animals that is reflected in my work.

After returning to the UK I gained an honours degree in Fashion/Textiles from Manchester Polytechnic (now Manchester Metropolitan University), concentrating on printed design. I then worked for 5 years in the textile trade before going freelance in 1982.

Since then I’ve gained a wealth of experience working on a wide range of products, from household and fashion textiles to ceramics; from greeting cards to children’s colouring books.

I am known for my versatility and skill at answering a brief to tight deadlines with a reputation for creative designs inspired by fruit, flowers and wildlife. All my work is hand crafted, either as watercolour or cut paper creations.

Recent Clients

Outlets include

John Lewis, Laura Ashley, Marks and Spencer, Tesco, Boots, BHS, WHSmith, Poundland, Card Factory, Charbonnel et Walker, Butler’s Irish, Pastimes.

Gift Trade

UK Greetings, Hallmark, Mint Publishing (Henries finalist for Sweet Tweets) Museums and Galleries, Paper Rose, Noel Tatt, Paperlink, Lings , Simon Elvin, International Greetings, American Greetings, Dash UK, Papyrus, Tom Smith.

Ceramics and Housewares

Wedgwood, Roy Kirkham, Hudson and Middleton, Just Mugs, Tams, Churchill China, Crown Trent, Pollyanna China, Staffordshire Potteries, Sutherland China.