LeAnne Nowell

Diploma in Textile design – Durban Technical University South Africa. Graphic designer and illustrator at WFP and FAO – Rome, Italy. Fine artist and currently making repeating designs for print.

My work begins on paper, usually as a study of a botanical subject drawn from life in the garden. I use watercolor which allows color to merge and create interesting tints, tones and textures.

I then scan, digitalize the images before putting them together to form a pattern. It takes me a few days to create a design using PSD layers. Once the pattern is working well in repeat, I then make a few alternative colour options.

My online portfolio gives you a glimpse of some of my artwork. I feel it’s important to make honest designs that resonate with my ethics and interests. All my surface patterns are available for licence, and if you would like to commision a personalized design, or collection of designs, please send me a message. I am happy to tweak any of my current work to suit your needs, colour or size changes are no problem. Feel free to contact me.

Leanne Nowell painting leaves