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Nine Years of Textiles, Art History, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes

7.23.2009

Artists' Palettes: Virginia Johnson


When I began this series on palettes, I said something about focusing on artists with a connection to my region. For today that concept is going out of the window because Toronto native Virginia Johnson is a talent I must include. Virginia studied at Parsons School of Design and has received international acclaim for her textile designs and illustrations. (You may remember her painterly illustrations from the Kate Spade books, Manners, Style and Occasions.)

Shown above are two illustrations Virginia did a while ago for a Vogue Japan story on Jacques Cartier’s trip to India. For us she has juxtaposed them with a little color play on paper. (Be sure to click the images to appreciate the details.)

Here she plays with fabric dyes on paper to work out a color story.

And above she offers a peek at the colors for her upcoming spring 2010 collection. Click here to explore Virginia's designs including pillows, shawls, scarves, and tunics.

All images are posted with permission from the artist and she holds the copyright for the art and photographs.

9 comments:

Laura Casey Interiors said...

What a great profile. Her illustrations are lovelyl I just spent some time looking through all the great items on her site! Thank you!

Style Court said...

Hi Laura,

So happy you like her style too!
Virginia was really generous to take time to share this.

Cristin said...

This is beautiful! Thanks for sharing this artist with us.

xo,
cristin

Style Court said...

Cristin,

Thanks for stopping by :)

Janet said...

And it just gets better and better...

Karen said...

Such a happy palette. I've always loved the Kate Spade illustrations and am glad to know more about the artist behind them.

Alicia said...

I'd love to frame her color profile!!!

little augury said...

A great intro to the artist- I like here prints too-great tunics. la

BelleDecor said...

I LOVE this post! And what a treat to see what she's up to for her Spring 2010 collection.