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Meet Our Contributing Designers & Collaborators

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INTRODUCING Crissie Rodda



ARTIST STATEMENT

Crissie is an illustrator, textile designer and professional rainbow maker; who loves eclectic interiors, vintage fabric and spending time in the great New Zealand outdoors. Creatively curious by nature, she paints, draws and doodles nearly everyday; creating playful patterns, illustrations and textiles that burst with colour and joyHer work is inspired by nature, mid-century aesthetics, fashion and her antipodean roots. When she's not designing, you'll find Crissie pottering in her garden, playing with her 3 daughters or sipping hot tea on the deck of her rural Waikato home. 

Crissie contributed 2 very popular designs. MONTY inspired from her pet Monstera plant, and BUTTERFLY (a conscious cloth that donates 10% to Forest & Bird.

www.crissierodda.co.nz

 

INTRODUCING Greg Straight



ARTIST STATEMENT

Greg could be described as an illustrator, artist and graphic designer but in recent years he’s grown to become one of NZ’s most prolific illustrators. Greg began his creative life with fine arts, his career has evolved from a well-oiled background - graduate of Elam School of Fine Arts (majoring in painting) followed by a successful career in graphic design. His distinctive yet versatile style has become in demand by a number of iconic kiwi brands and international clients.
He has two popular collaborations with The Green Collective. Bee 
& Snapper SPRUCE. Both are linked with wonderful charities Trees For Bees & Sustainable Coastlines.

www.gregstraight.com


INTRODUCING Kyla K



ARTIST STATEMENT

Kyla K is a creative based in Christchurch, New Zealand who loves to draw, paint, and design. With all her projects, she aims to bring joy to the world - whether through a mural, an illustration or an interior space. Since launching out on her own, she has focused on collaborating with good people to spread the good vibes!
She has two popular collaborations with The Green Collective. Zen & Produce SPRUCE

www.kylakdesign.com


INTRODUCING Catherine Marion from Folklore & Flora

Catherine has produced such a powerful image for her SPRUCE. Coral & Kina represents the fragile ecosystem in our reefs. 10% of all profits through sales of this SPRUCE go straight to Chasing Coral's Fund.
ARTIST STATEMENT

Originally from the busy city of Montreal, Catherine Marion studied visual art and graphic design at Laval University in Quebec. Pursuing a career as a graphic designer, Catherine worked in both Canada and Scotland before moving to New Zealand with the aim of creating her own work and being closer to nature. 

Inspired by her surroundings much of Catherine's work takes shape after the careful selection of a colour palette, this decision defines the whole atmosphere of her painting. Once the colour palette is chosen, Catherine studies the flowers, foliage and animals she finds in her everyday life; observing new blooms in her garden, at the beach, at the side of the road or at the river Catherine draws these observations in a sketch book she constantly carries with her. Through this process, Catherine wishes to create pieces of art that connect with people and remind them of the rich diversity of nature (which we too often forget to appreciate).

www.folkloreandflora.com


INTRODUCING, Sophie Holt from Studio Soph

 

Sophie is surrounded by artists in her family and it certainly had an influential effect on her.  She can express herself in different mediums from clay to paper to clothing and more. The beautiful designs she has collaborated with The Green Collective are sell outs and incredibly popular. 
We have added new SPRUCE designs and TEA TOWELS featuring her designs. 

 
ARTIST STATEMENT
'Ever since I was a young girl, drawing was my favourite thing to do (besides climbing trees, building huts and making up my own fairy tales) I was born in Christchurch (New Zealand) but I grew up in the Netherlands where I got my degree in Graphi

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INTRODUCING, Bec Brown from Clouds of Colour

Bec was one of our first collaborators and her eye catching designs are always sell out successes. She is an artist and graphic designer, designing & creating original watercolour artworks, stationery, wedding stationery, children’s bedroom decor & fabric designs including a beautiful range of cushions, headscarves + more! A link to her inspiring website is below. Thank you Bec!
ARTIST STATEMENT
"My art is inspired by wild flowers, floral wallpapers, embroidery books and repeated patterns found in nature. 
 Life currently consists of painting and designing, being a full time mumma, filling my home with beautiful things and too many indoor plants, road trip dreaming, exploring my growing interest in plant based nutrition and exploring every piece of my creativity". 

http://cloudsofcolour.com

 

INTRODUCING, Georgina Hoby Scutt.

 
One of our talented SPRUCE designers whose popular prints are in many homes across New Zealand and sent overseas. We are huge fans of her own personal work which can be viewed through the weblink below. Thank you Georgina!
 
Georgina works across a range of media - painting on linen, plywood and canvas; also producing screen prints, collage and illustrations on paper.
Informed by her print & pattern design background, Georgie develops distinctive colour palettes and paints with broad expressive brushstrokes. She draws from the beautiful natural surroundings to produce landscape paintings and indulges her passion for fashion and textiles with portraits, still life's and abstract works.
 
ARTIST STATEMENT
“I spent five years in Barcelona working as a freelance print and textile designer before returning to New Zealand and taking time out to have a family. I currently live in Nelson with my husband and three children. I began painting in 2016 and now spend wonderful hours producing original artworks from my home studio in Nelson.”
My work favours abstract expressionism, gesturalism and the Fauves. I am influenced by contemporary fashion, architecture and primitive form.
For me, the creative process is intuitive, exploratory, challenging and hugely joyful."