Adrienne has led a varied creative life with a BA HONS, Graphic Design & Visual Communication from Maidstone College of Art & Design, a Postgraduate in Art & Design Teaching from Edinburgh, and an MA in Fashion and Textiles from Heriot Watt University where she currently teaches on a freelance basis.
She is a Featured Textile Designer with fabric and wallpaper ranges with international textile Studios Emily Ziz Studio in Australia and Robin Sprong Wallpapers in South Africa. She has shown her fabric collections at international trade shows such as Première Vision in Paris, Heimtextil in Frankfurt and Blue Print in New York, and many of her fabric collections have been sold for clothing and interior textiles for well-known international brands.
Her interest in plant drawing for print led her to engage on the Diploma for Botanical Illustration at the RBGE. Adrienne is also currently a part-time Art & Design Lecturer at Edinburgh College where she teaches on design courses. This summer she was appointed as an external moderator for the UAL awarding body.
Title of the Project:
Monets Garden, Giverny, France inspired Botanical Collection
About the Project:
Claude Monet’s Garden at Giverny, France, is the inspiration for my final year portfolio project. It is the most famous garden in France with around thousands of people visiting each year. Monet's Garden felt like a natural fit for my project as I am fascinated how Monet combined his two passions, namely his love for mother nature and nurturing a beautiful garden full of botanical blooms, trees, plants and diverse growth and then transferring all that beauty to canvas capturing the magic of his garden through his gifted painting and drawing skills.
Opium poppy Papaver somniferum, 56 cm x 76 cm, Watercolour on paper, 2022
Foxglove, Digitalis purpurea, 56 cm x 76 cm, Watercolour on paper, 2021
Pink Peonies, Paeonia lactiflora, 56 cm x 76 cm, Watercolour on paper, 2021
Opium poppy, Papaver somniferum, 56 cm x 76 cm, Watercolour on paper, 2022
Pink Rose, Rosaceae sp., 56 cm x 76 cm, Watercolour on paper, 2022
Black Tulip, Tulipa sp. 56 cm x 76 cm, Watercolour on paper, 2022