This week, we interviewed Hazel Fisher from Hazel Fisher Creations. Based near Colchester, Essex in the UK. Her bright and colourful pattern designs are fun and playful and come in a range of styles - all beautifully hand drawn creations!
-What is your studio name and location?
My business name is Hazel Fisher Creations. I work from my home, in a village near Colchester, Essex
-When did you first start being interested in design?
Ever since I was little I have always enjoyed drawing and making things and I can remember wanting to be an artist from a very young age. I love taking an idea for a design from my imagination and turning it into a reality. My interest in surface pattern design grew after I started designing my own scrapbooking papers, I then discovered that I could sell my designs on fabric and I was hooked!
-Which design school did you study at (if you did)?
I studied Illustration at Cambridge School of Art.
-Describe your style for us in 10 words?
Detailed, colourful, hand-drawn, fun, inspired by nature, bright, varied.
-What is your favourite medium to work in and why? (Watercolour, gouache, fine liner pens).
I enjoy combining traditional and digital mediums- using fineliner pens (to be able to draw in detail), watercolours (for colour and texture) and digital art (for altering colours and arranging patterns).
-What / who are your major influences?
Many things around me provide inspiration for my work, such as my pets, garden, nature, architecture and history. Often, I get ideas from things I have seen in magazines, online or on television. A few weeks, ago I saw a programme on Islamic gardens and found the patterns in the tiles fascinating. I have always loved patterns by William Morris, I love the detail and flowing nature of his designs.