'Fantasia' canvas prints

 'Spotted Dick' 
 'Chubby Checker'
'Fish 1' 
'Fish 2' 

My dad recently sent me these gorgeous canvas prints that he'd created, which are just perfect for Jasper's nursery!  I stretched the canvas over simple wooden frames and hung the designs as a collection.

The four bright coloured prints (the two birds and the two fish) are part of a series called the 'Fantasia' collection.  Whilst the designs are very graphic in nature, they are painted by hand rather than being created digitally on a computer, meaning the images highlight the painted brush strokes and layers of colour - rather than flat blocks of colour associated with a computer illustration.

Designed to be 'patterns within patterns', the images form a kaleidoscope of bold and bright coloured shapes, with the bird and fish icons emerging from the heavily patterned background.  

'Sylvester' is also a graphic hand-drawn design, but a black and white design based on my parents cat Sylvester.  The design came about when Sylvester was walking over black and white floor tiles, and he became part of the monochromatic tile pattern as his black and white body seemed to appear and disappear over the geometric tiles.

The artworks were all printed onto canvas at Spoonflower digital printers - which are great for printing short runs of digitally printed designs onto fabrics.  You can seem more of my dads illustrations and designs via his blog, or online shop


  1. Wow how cool is your Dad! Love the canvas designs and just had a look at his paintings on his blog, which are fantastic. Lovely use of colours : )

  2. Love them, especially the fish and the cats :)