Silk painted lampshades and homewares inspired by nature
I create vibrant and unique silk paintings which I turn into lampshades and other homewares in my seaside cottage in Saltdean, Brighton.
My art is hugely inspired by nature, it has a whimsical and vibrant aesthetic which brings joy and magic into interiors. As well as creating homewears I am a Scenic artist and for a long time have been fascinated by how our surroundings affect our mood. Since nature is the best thing for lifting our moods it has been at the centre of my inspiration for everything I do and I’m on a mission to bring more nature into our interiors!
The name ‘Carina Thumbelina’ came from my fascination of the children’s story ‘Thumbelina’, about a girl the size of a thumb who was born out of a flower. She uses the giant flowers, leaves and other nature as her every day objects and to me this is what I imagine the perfect theme for an interior to be! I am currently developing this concept to create theatrical giant nature themed interior spaces as well as a full range of homeware creations, wall art, murals and anything else that will transform your rooms.
On Instagram you will find my silk painting videos and more about my scenic art process.
My Etsy shop has range of designs and sizes of lampshades that are ready to ship worldwide or you can custom order one just for you.