As the new year begins we will be bringing your attention to a new artist each month.

We would like to introduce you to the wonderful people behind the artwork.

The year begins with designer Shirley Copperwhite. Artists website link here.

Shirley Copperwhite is a freelance surface pattern designer and a member of the Illustrators Guild of Ireland.

Shirley works from her studio beside the sea in South Dublin. Her work is diverse in colour and rich in imagination.

Shirleyy finds inspiration everywhere, from the words of a song to a vintage dress, theatre costumes and fairy stories.

Shirley has a love for Scandinavian design and folk lore which is shown throughout her portfolio.

We have a number of projects under review, with partners from publishing, textiles and stationery reviewing Shirley’s latest collection for SS17.

Bespoke work is available.