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Soft & Spiky

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Title: Soft & Spiky

Part of the Wild Garden Collection, this Soft & Spiky picture features bold blue spiky flowers with shy little pink bells nestling amongst vibrant green grasses. It’s a bold and colourful floral piece featuring my favourite colours so was a joy to paint. Hang it in your home to make plain walls really pop!

I originally painted this on A4 Yupo paper using colourful alcohol based ink pens with splashes of neat alcohol onto Yupo paper to create bleed and flow within the  inks. This is a joyous technique I’ve evolved since 2018 and is full of (mainly) happy accidents!

Artist Bio:

My name’s Karen Johnson and I'm the Derby based artist behind Millie Moth. Inspired by my wild garden, my work falls into 2 styles - one uses alcohol inks to paint vibrant flowers, and the other is created digitally using elements of my paintings, drawings and isolated photographic images. My work is full of colour and I aim to convey the happiness I feel when I’m around flowers and foliage. There is such a wealth of life in every small growing space and I try to capture that beauty and vigour by injecting a little wildness and joy into every piece.