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Hello I'm Ginette, I do graphic design, art, illustration and surface pattern design.

 

Here on my blog you can see the pictures i've been making, stuff I've been up to and the inspiration I found in my current home Whistler, Canada.

 

You can also view my portfolio for more of my design work, find out about bespoke wedding stationary and take a look at the cards for sale in my shop.

By Ginette, Nov 13 2016 01:11AM

Today I saw lots of wonderful faces from home on Skype, what a treat. Here are two screenprints I made recently of home. 'The Forty' is in the centre of Cholsey, with a big conker tree and pretty red brick cottages and a white picket fence, how quaint. 'In The Garden' is the abundant harvest of fruit and veg in my parents garden, particularly apples at this time of year, yum. Plus here are some photos of a dramatic shire autumn sunset over Cholsey with lovely clouds.

By Ginette, Nov 13 2016 12:10AM

I have been designing honey labels for Mill Brook Apiary in Cholsey, Oxfordshire for several years and have built up a good collection of bee facts which go on all the jars.

By Ginette, Sep 16 2016 02:12PM

Wallingford Bridge
Wallingford Bridge
Wallingford Kinecroft
Wallingford Kinecroft
Benson Lock
Benson Lock
Days Lock and Wittenham Clumps
Days Lock and Wittenham Clumps
Riverside Llamas
Riverside Llamas

This is a little series of digital illustrations inspired by a weekend on the Thames in the sunshine.

By Ginette, Aug 26 2016 11:59PM

In July I spent the weekend on a boat on the river Thames for a really fun hen party. The weather and countryside was glorious and #boatlife was extremely enjoyable and relaxing. Of course, we needed matching hen party tshirts, so I drew and screen printed these nautical tattoo designs, featuring the anchor, nautical stars, shells, swallow, compass and flowers. They looked great with our captains' hats. Our Vessel, the Caversham Royal, with inflatable figurehead 'Graham', took us from Caversham to Abingdon and back, and activities included picnicing, drinking prosecco, waving at the riverbank folk and even a swim in the river.


These nautical tattoo designs are also available on phone cases, pillows, bags and shower curtains among other things in my Society6 shop!


By Ginette, Aug 23 2016 08:48PM

New screenprint alert. I made this last week at Oxford Printmakers, inspired by a sunset I saw on a warm summer bike ride round the Shire. After the hard work going up the hill there is a really fun long downhill, but we had to stop to look back and admire the scene, with Didcot Power Station and Wittenham Clumps in the distance. It's for sale in the shop too.

By Ginette, Jul 19 2016 11:46AM

From North Stoke illustration - Ginette Guiver
From North Stoke illustration - Ginette Guiver
Ipsden Fields illustration - Ginette Guiver
Ipsden Fields illustration - Ginette Guiver
The View From Quiet Lane illustration - Ginette Guiver
The View From Quiet Lane illustration - Ginette Guiver

Here are some recent illustrations inspired by spring and summer bike rides around South Oxfordshire. Also inspired by the landscapes of 20th Century artist and illustrator Brian Cook. I love his bold, flat colours and shadows, and dramatic clouds! Our favourite cycle route goes over the Thames from Wallingford, through North Stoke and up into the Chilterns. There's a great view of the shire and Didcot Power Station from the quiet lane near The King William pub. Then a glorious downhill to Crowmarsh crossing the Ridgeway, a prehistoric walking route from Avebury.


By Ginette, Jun 13 2016 03:07PM

Here is a screen print I made recently of a tranquil spot in my friend Lucy's garden by the river Thames in South Oxfordshire, it's the perfect place to sit with a refreshing beverage and watch the sun go down. I also used this on the front of a pretty wedding invitation design I have been working on for an eclectic outdoor wedding this summer by the river. This screenprint is available in my shop!

By Ginette, Apr 27 2016 05:52PM

The Shire, screenprint
The Shire, screenprint
The Bird House, screenprint
The Bird House, screenprint

It's getting to that time of year when the rapeseed fields turn really bright yellow back home in the shire, which inspired the colours in this three colour screen print 'The Shire'. I layered the blue and yellow to make the satisfying shade of green. The print also features conker tree blossoms and red kites in the sky. And Didcot Power Station, which appears on the horizon whenever I'm nearly home. The cooling towers are being knocked down so I thought it should be preserved on paper! This print is available as a greetings card and original screenprint in my shop.


"It is the color of ripe lemons and of egg yolks." I found this wonderfully poetic description of the colour yellow is from the fountain of knowledge that is Wikipedia. How lovely!


The final picture is another screen print I made a few years ago called 'The Birdhouse'. It also features some nice horse chesnut leaves, and the layers of blue and yellow to make green. Plus a cute little house for bluetits to live in.

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