Introducing the artist behind the Baby Jesus design, the second winner of the competition we do every year to collaborate with different artists from the UK. You can find more about it in Instagram using the hashtag #tr7deckcomp.
We hope you enjoy reading this interview :)
FLEUR GREENFIELD 'DE MORT'
Where are you from and how long have you been doing art?
I was born in West Sussex and grew up in small village. I have been obsessed with drawing for as long as I can remember! From an early age it was apparent that art would be the main drive in my life when it came to school classes and hobbies.
What style best describes you?
I would say that now my style is mostly illustrative and almost always digital. I think this comes from being surrounded by a heavy surf and skate culture here in Cornwall, where there are lot of vibrant and graphic brands. When I paint on canvas and fabric however, my style is very Pop Art with a twist of Renaissance within the composition of the characters. I tend to drift between digital illustration and painting depending on my environment and what time I have to create something alongside working a day job in retail.
Did you study? Where?
Yes I studied Surface Design at The University of The Arts London. It was an amazing course focusing on Screen Printing and commercial design. I learnt a great deal about how to create repeat patterns and how you can combine art with design and apply that to products. It was an extremely broad and versatile course covering everything from graphic to interior design, photography and illustration. I really enjoyed my time there.
What inspires you to do art?
I have always loved vintage fashion illustrations, pop art and religious iconography. I remember flicking through art books and being mesmerised by the beauty of Botticelli, yet at the same time provoked by the realness and consumer culture of Warhol. I love the way classical painters capture a narrative so directly, and how the great modern artists leave room for questioning within their concepts.
What inspired you to design the "TR7 Baby Jesus"?
Well it's a playful take on religious iconography and I wanted to create something that was bold with strong Cornish roots, so why not Jesus holding a pasty right?! TR7 Skate is a local Cornish brand so I chose a colour palette that represented Kernow, and a leopard background that reflected my own style.
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