Jacqueline Colley

Jacqueline Colley is an illustrator and pattern designer based in London. Whether she is conjuring up an exotic tropical pattern or a surreal cityscape, every artwork Jacqueline creates presents the viewer with a whole new world to explore. I am always in awe of just how much intricate detail and playful personality she fit into a single illustration. As you can tell, I am a huge fan of Jacqueline’s work. In fact, the gorgeous pattern below - which you can download from the Ohh Deer blog here - is a currently my desktop wallpaper.

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Some of my favourite pieces of Jacqueline’s work have come about through her collaborations with Ohh Deer who she has worked with to create multiple stunning stationery and homeware collections. I have been following along Jacqueline’s creative career for a few years now. Her work came to my attention during the height of the tropical trend’s popularity in the design world. I wrote an entire article for Inkygoodness about Jacqueline’s role in the trend which you can read here. In a nutshell, the article looks at how Jacqueline expertly managed to use the tropical trend to her advantage. Jacqueline’s love of all things leafy made her work very fashionable at the time, a coincidence which she used to gain work and attention whilst never selling out.

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As well as collaborating with brands on lines of products, Jacqueline also creates her own. In her online shop you will find a whole range of art prints as well as greetings cards and some slightly more unusual items. The blankets she creates are so beautiful and when I have my dream home one day I want one for every room! This interior dream is perhaps a little out of my price range at the moment but I did recently order a gorgeous, gold leopard pin from her store. Jacqueline’s parcel came complete with some colourful postcards and a lovely handwritten note. I am yet to wear my pin but I will be sure to share a photo on my @headlesshappenings Instagram when I do very soon.

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I also highly recommend you go an follow @jacquelinecolley on Instagram too. She recently shared some snaps from her wedding which she created some amazing underwater-themed illustrated decorations for. Not only did it look like one of the most personality-filled weddings I have ever seen but it also highlighted what most impresses me an Jacqueline as an artist - how diverse she is. Whether its a tiger-themed throw, some New York inspired stationery or a cardboard crab, everything Jacqueline turns her hand to inevitably turns out extremely stylish and truly joyful. I am already excited to see what she comes up with next!

jacquelinecolley.co.uk

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