The first artist I ever got into was William Morris, so it’s been real fun putting my Arts and Crafts Monday Moodboard together.
William Morris is the father of the Arts and Crafts movement and a true hero of mine. The following three quotes are really important to me and match my personal philosophy…
“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.”
“The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.”
“I do not want art for a few any more than education for a few, or freedom for a few.”
Wonderfully the 2017 trend reports predict the designs of the Art and Crafts movement to be a key influence in new designs. I can’t wait to see this and see if the look will affect my own work. I must admit the flowing, ornate lines, delicate florals, gorgeous leaf motifs and pattern repeats have been gently guiding me throughout my illustration journey.