First painting of a series "Things Austin" (available on my etsy shop here!)
A piece inspired by my travels through Brazil of the iconic main street in Salvador, Bahia.
A personal project series of watercolour paintings of seafood
Collaboration with Cicada Books to create double page spreads and spot illustrations to accompany the photographs with a specific rustic and loose feel to celebrate the beauty of setting a table in style.
Editorial food illustration for magazine article about seafood
The Ritz Club in London commissioned me to paint 12 seasonal paintings of the British Isles for their yearly calendar created exclusively for their members.
Excerpts from Fruit book written and illustrated by myself, an illustrated children's book all about fruit and where it comes from.
Excerpts, character sketches and pages from 'The night that Suzie left home' written and illustrated by myself.
Suzie is a young girl who decides to run away from home after being told off by her parent. She disappears into the night where she finds herself lost and scared but befriended by various animals who take her on adventures.
Created after visiting Colombia's beautiful fruit markets in the city of Cali, I loved learning all the names and tastes of their fruits as well as trying to capture the vibrant colours and feel of the market.
Series of fruit paintings created for 2015 Exhibition.
Limited Edition prints still available - please contact me if interested
Pine Studios is a greeting cards company based in London created in 2015 by Lydia Starkey, a London born and bred illustrator. Whose idea is to create beautiful, high quality and environmentally minded products, which are suitable for all of life’s occasions.
“My designs are inspired by my love of colour, travel, nature, classical botanical illustrations as well as artistic experimentation which creates unique patterns with a contemporary feel.”
All products are hand drawn and painted using watercolours and inks, each design is lovingly created for those who love to give and receive beautiful things. Proudly printed on eco–friendly paper in the UK and assembled in our London studio.
You can find out more here!
Photographs by Ellie Gillard
This unique wedding on Halloween was not only a celebration of marriage but also the Mexican festival day of the dead.
Photography by Fairytale Asylum Photography
Personal project creating alphabet letters out of careers and hobbies.
A - Architect
B - Butterfly Collector
Hand painted patterns inspired by nature
A quote from one of my favourite books, The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Watercolour painting for a competition to create an image based on London's skyline
To create sketches of fruit and vegetables in an organic style for marketing material for Portobello Market's vegetable stalls an community of Kensington and Chelsea
Mixed media fish series I painted for an exhibition in 2014
A piece created in collaboration with Bloom which is an original coming of age short film centred around four teenage girls. This piece was exhibited in London and Copenhagen to promote the film's launch.