Finding inspiration a in every bloom is just the ticket to keep this illustrator refreshed and positive as a late spring continues to dig in her heals here in Minneapolis. My passion for floral design and floral styling shots is part & parcel to my creative vibe as a fashion & lifestyle illustrator ( from the studio of pepper tharp)
With spring emerging so does my desire to explore in the studio…finding joy and freedom using India inks with loose brush strokes has invited a slightly new and very fresh style to my illustration.
Listen closely …. to the warmth whispering on the winds of a bleak winter month. Lake ice turns deepest Prussian Blue, reflecting no light in the last few days before becoming mercurial water. What has emerged from my paper and paints, but a woodland spring goddess offering the hopefulness of Spring.
This piece was inspired by my daughter Matisse Merriam, who’s inner beauty and other knowledge is indeed my ‘crown of flowers’.