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Fiona Howard art prints and posters

Fiona Howard

Fiona Howard is known for designing such contemporary classics as Sanderson’s ‘Dandelion Clocks’ print. A highly-regarded British textile designer trained at Middlesex University, she now works from her beautiful Regency studio overlooking the sea in Brighton, Sussex and from her Los Angeles studio in Venice Beach..

Over the last 25 years she has built an international reputation in home furnishing textile design, working closely with clients, travelling between London, Paris, New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles. In 2007 she created her own company producing collections of furnishing fabrics, kitchen and homewares, all based on her signature hand-cut lino prints.

Artisanship and traditional tools and skills sit at the heart of Fiona’s work. She meticulously colours handmade Japanese papers to create her distinctive colour palette. Filling numerous sketchbooks with preparatory drawings, she then translates these into repeating patterns. Employing lino print, monoprint, painterly and cut paper techniques, everything is created by hand – nothing is computer-generated – giving each design the quality of fine art. Indeed, many of her textile designs have been framed and exhibited.

Fiona is inspired by an eclectic mix of influences, such as Japanese art, 50s textiles, Indian woodblock prints, the designers Lucienne Day and William Morris, illustrators Edward Bawden and Robert Tavener, exciting finds at antique fairs and beachcombing in Cornwall, travels to India and Marrakech and raiding friend’s gardens for seed pods and beautiful or unusual flower shapes.

In recent years Fiona has exhibited regularly at ‘Made’, Brighton’s Design and Craft fair participated in The Brighton Artists’ Open studios and has also exhibited her prints at The Brighton Art Fair.


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Moulding

Gives the frame its character and provides the perfect setting for an artwork to be fully enjoyed.

Perspex or glass

Protects the artwork from dust and wilting so that it can be admired for many years.

Mount

Adds depth to an image and works with the moulding to enhance and protect the artwork.

Backing board

Bonds to the artwork ensuring it is perfectly smooth and holds the whole frame together.

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In the Design Studio

We partner with the world's top museums and galleries to bring you exclusive prints of the highest quality. Our teams of designers ensure the colours are accurate, papers are well suited and the best frames are suggested.

Colour Perfecting in the Print Room

In the printing room, artworks are printed on state-of-the-art machines with a team of technicians checking colour and quality every step of the way.

Measuring Up

After being cut down to size, our team carefully finish any stray edges, check measurements and prepare the prints for mounting and framing.

Assembling Frames in the Framing Workshop

We have a team of master framers who work with high-quality, responsibly-sourced wood to create our vast range of framing combinations - each frame is bespoke and made to order for every print.

Hand-finishing in the Framing Workshop

Our selection of hand-finished frames are painted or stained by hand in a variety of colours, and finished with a layer of wax - the end result is a uniquely crafted, beautiful frame that is made to last.

The Last Stop

In this workshop everything comes together - the print, the frame and the glass - in a seamless and stream-lined process.

Mounting the Prints

The artwork is carefully mounted in preparation for framing.

Laying the Glass

Once mounted, the print is ready to be covered by glass or perspex - a delicate procedure but expertly done with not a fingerprint in sight.

The Final Product

After a final, thorough check, the framed print is ready to be carefully packaged up and shipped to the customer.

Transferring to Canvas

For those who order their art as canvas prints, the same amount of attention and care goes into the process. Here, the print is being transferred to a wooden frame.

Finishing the Canvas Edging

As with the framed prints, our canvases are all hand-finished in the workshop - a labour of love from start to finish.