Today we’re excited for you to meet Holly Swain for the first time who will join us on Sunday 14th April at our Easter Craft Fair, find out more about her and her illustrations…
Please introduce yourself and your brand….
Hello! I’m Holly and I’m a children’s book illustrator and maker.
How would you describe your style and your creations?
I have a range of products, usually depicting my quirky characters wearing a range of knitwear. I’ve also recently started hand-painting little house decorations.
What do you enjoy most about your work?
I most enjoy making new work, at the moment I am really loving making dioramas – these are cut out hand-painted images free-standing in a box frame to create a 3D image. I also enjoy developing new characters for my cards and other products.
What can we expect to find on your stall at The Fairy Tale Fair Easter Special in aid of St Barnabas at Worthing Charmandean on Sunday 14th April? And are you looking forward to taking part?
I will be selling a range of cards using new characters I have recently developed, badges, colouring-in posters, hand-painted wooden house decorations, original artwork and prints.
Do you have a best seller?
My current best sellers are the wooden house decorations I hand-paint, and anything with a badger on it!
Do you have any plans or ambitions for the future?
My plans for the future are to continue making – I’ve got some ideas for new products that I’m looking forward to trying out.
Do you have a motto or inspirational quote?
“Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will” – Dr Seuss.
What part of Easter do you enjoy the most?
Obviously eating chocolate! My most favourite part is doing the Easter Egg hunt for my own children and their cousins. The youngest is still 4, and the oldest is 18, but they still enjoy finding the eggs!
How can we find out more about you?
My website is https://www.hollyswain.co.uk/
My instagram is https://www.instagram.com/swain_holly/
My Twitter is https://twitter.com/hollyswainuk