Original painting by British artist Bridget Davies
Bridget was trained at Bretton Hall, University of Leeds where she gained a First class BA in Fashion and Textiles. After a spell of teaching fashion and fashion illustration in Milan, she worked in the fashion industry for several years as an embroiderer and fashion designer. Following a few years living abroad Bridget returned to England and to her first love, painting figures and illustrating fashion. Since then, she has become a successful freelance artist working from her studio in West Sussex. Bridget explains her work
“I love to paint elegant women, in beautiful clothes, in glamorous settings. I’m not really inspired by fashion per se, as more by the feel of the fashion from the past; the Forties and Fifties in particular have a classic, ageless beauty expressed by fashions of the time. I am influenced enormously by the elegant and beautiful fashion drawings by illustrators of this period, as well as contemporary fashion artists and illustrators working today. I love the playful, flirty and romantic story telling in the work of illustrators such as Rene Gruau and Andre-Edouard Marty to name but a few.”
Bridget’s designs have been published by both John Lewis and Anthropolgie.