ABOUT PETAL

I've spent over a decade of professional practice obsessed with sharing my love of flowers and plants - first working as a jewellery designer, then, with my husband as a homewares pattern designer and brand owner, photographer and stylist for hire - all the time creating work inspired by Botanical form. Our work, and products, have sold internationally and we've had the pleasure of being featured in some of the worlds top blogs, profiled in important and influential magazines, and stocked in the best stores. In an incredible career high, one of our floral wallpapers was acquired for one of the most important Museum collections in the world.

So, it’s fair to say… I really like flowers.

Exploring what's in season, the scent of crushed stems beneath my feet when I’m out foraging. Planning how I'm going to arrange what I find, what fleeting uplifting joy I can arrange for a shoot, for our home, to give or to draw. One of life's simplest, and most stunning, pleasures.

I’ve spent the last few years running Flower Crown Hen Parties, styling the flowers for a very few special Weddings, and teaching Botanical Illustration - all from our studio in Conway Mill, Belfast.

I’ve just finished the commission for the new Ulster Bank Polymer Bank £5 & £10 notes, where I drew the floral illustrations of native Irish hedgerow plants for the front of the bank notes. It’s a huge honour to be involved in that project and I can’t wait to see my drawings in action on the money we use daily for the next forty years!

In Spring 2018, my husband and I welcomed a beautiful little daughter to the world, and she’s changed everything. We’re taking a step back from event work and focussing on the illustration studio while she’s small and needs us around. Hopefully, drawing classes will be back in 2019! Stay tuned.

Thanks for stopping by… xo Abigail