About Me

 

Art, watercolour painting, watercolor art

Hello 🙂

 

Hello, I’m Magenta and live on the South Coast of England with my husband, three children, dog and cats. I work from my home studio and am a family orientated artist & textile designer who’s always busy creating the next new thing!

In a “previous life” before having my family, I worked as an Architectural Technician before retraining in textile design. I have an eclectic background of art and design, interior design, product and textile design. Animals, nature, history, other cultures and architectural styles (especially art deco) inspire me a lot. Find my original designs printed on a range of beautiful fashion, accessories and homeware. If you don’t see the items you’re looking for , shoot me a message at magentarose@cobdenstudios.co.uk and I’ll try to help. Have a great day!

If you choose to support my work by buying my products (details at my shops page. ) or working with me, you’ll also assisting me to support my (growing) family in China and be supporting the charities I champion, so I really appreciate you, my customers. Thankyou for supporting me to support others and to expand my design portfolio❤️ 

A few years ago, when looking for a particular fabric, I realised how limited the high street fabric stores are and I designed a simple black cat fabric on Spoonflower for my own use. I decided to make it available for others “just in case” anyone should buy it. The next thing I knew, Colette Patterns had made a top with it and featured it on their blog! That was encouraging…and after realising that people wanted to buy my designs, I began to create more.

As a result of posting on social media, I found that I was contacted by clients who said that they admired my fabrics on Spoonflower, but said they didn’t sew or have time to sew. The answer was to branch out into product design with a view to making my art available and inclusive to all. As a result, I  opened print on demand shops where I now sell ready made clothing, accessories, home decor, art prints and gifts. Details of these are on my shops page. 

Charities I support are:

http://thewaterfall.org.uk/

 http://www.victoryhrc.org/

 https://feedthehungry.org.uk/

Sunrise at one of my favourite Cornish beaches

Sunrise at one of my favourite Cornish beaches

 Find me on Pinterest

and at Houzz.

Magenta Rose in SOUTHAMPTON, Hampshire, UK on Houzz