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Annie has been a modern batik artist for most of her adult life. This is the medium that unlocks her creativity and continues to thrill and challenge her. She has worked and trained with artists in both Ghana and Indonesia exchanging skills and collaborating on batiks.
From the beginning Annie saw how her artworks could be adapted to the world of design in many different ways. In recent years she has collaborated with numerous designers and architects. In these projects her original batiks have been printed and glazed onto an array of surfaces from canvas to voiles to glass. She has also worked closely with skilled weavers in Nepal and India creating bespoke hand woven rugs inspired by and created from her original artworks.
Her next step was to transform her artworks into a broad range of designs for fabrics, homeware and apparel. Over the last few years she is proud to have established successful relationships with selected wholesalers and retail partners.
Annie’s original source of inspiration, batik, remains the same. Translating it from pure art to the world outside is her passion. Her aim is to have her designs accessible to a wide range of customers, allowing gorgeous and affordable products to be enjoyed by men, women and young adults in their homes and in their wardrobes.
Her creative journey arrives full circle with ‘art for living’.
The Annie Phillips art for living brand generates creative design ideas by taking inspiration from the Annie Phillips archive of over 300 original artworks which were created in the medium of batik.
The patterns change their dynamic as they run through Annie’s rhythm of stripes giving a unique and recognisable look to the designs while also creating ‘a little piece of art for every day living’.