Beach Daydream’in | pepper tharp: fashion & lifestyle illustration

PurpleGingham180_TharpWe’ve had a tough couple of weeks here in Minneapolis with the loss of our beloved Artist, Prince. I’ve decided it’s high time we get back into the swing of things take my jam box to the beach, and feel the purple love vibe!

Artful Living Magazine features Pepper Tharp’s Fashion & Lifestyle Illustrations

I was thrilled to create the fashion illustrations for Artful Living’s Spring Issue. If you weren’t able to run around Manhattan in search of New York Fashion Week’s many exciting runway shows–I’ve illustrated some of the fun for you here!


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A fresh illustration style for spring

SpringStyleGirl180With 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.

A Spring Time Goddess Emerges…

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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’.

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Illustrating New York Fashion Week

For you, it could have been bracing for near-Arctic days of traversing Manhattan for shows. For me, bundled with paint and pens it was capturing street-style, runway, after parties and stylish attendees for an illustrated adventure for a most tony magazine. Join me for a sneak peek at NYFW 2016 while we hang out at Fivestory NY, the Polo Club, Monique Lhuillier Runway, Marc Jacobs, Goldfine Jewelry and more..

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A Much Deserved Breath of Spring!

Some new work from the studio.  Since I produce my images one year ahead of each fashion season–it’s nice to have a breath of spring air whilst working through the dark winter months in the Northern Latitudes #teamnorth. Although some snowflakes are still drifting down at least I can take off my gloves do ‘dumb’ things on my *smartphone!