My name is Ellie Pearce, I live in Beaford, Devon, a small village in the heart of the country. I am not a trained artist, but I do enjoy drawing and painting. I use pencil, acrylic and watercolour.
Living in Devon I take my inspiration from the surrounding countryside, the near coastline and also my lovely garden.
I had an idea that my paintings would look nice as cushions, I hand painted a few ready made cushions, but soon realised they would of course be one offs. I started to research how I could reproduce my paintings from paper to linen. Firstly my paintings had to be scanned to a computer, then tidied up using photoshop, then I sent my image to a fabric printing company who printed my painting onto fabric of my choice. My next task was to source a fabric for the back panel, I chose a plain plush velvet which makes the made up cushion have a luxurious look and feel, and so Ellie Pearce Cushions came to life.
I enjoy selling them at craft fairs around the county of Devon, at virtual craft fairs and all over the world through my Etsy Shop.