Who am I?
I am a sussex-based freelance illustrator and fine artist with a career spanning almost 12 years. I started this path in the traditional sense by completing an art foundation in Brighton and choosing to pursue illustration at a degree level. Through many pitfalls and a lot of soul searching about what kind of visual artist I wanted to be I realised that my love for nature and botanicals was what motivated me. I was privileged to have an upbringing that centered on foraging and the countryside and the outdoors has been a true love of mine; it followed that creating work that the reflected that passion.
What I sell?
I sell artwork created by myself, such as: prints, original paintings and custom portraits of my customer’s friends and family. I have also printed my artwork onto t-shirts and tea towels, meaning you could have my artwork at home or whilst you are out and about. Some of my work also features quotes from books and films that either inspire me or give me a chuckle and those pieces have become some of my most popular sellers.
What makes me Ethicul?
I have always had a passion for combining sustainability and ethics with my artwork. I ensure that my deliveries have limited air miles for offshore orders and have eradicated as much plastic as possible from my work. At one point I was making screen printed artworks but due to the amount of harmful chemicals used in the process I am now on the hunt for better and more sustainable ways of printing, particularly in my t-shirts. Subsequently the ones I have listed are limited and once they are gone, I will be making changes as to how they are produced. I make sure that the suppliers I use to source t-shirts are ethical, made from sustainable resources and covered by the modern slavery act.
Where can you find my work?
You can find my work here : www.phoebekirk.co.uk/shop