Joanna Chrysohoidis is originally a textile artist from the USA who now lives in Athens, Greece. Joanna is a fifth generation weaver, her handwoven garments are in the private collections of Hillary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Jane Alexander, among others. For health reasons she had to give up her weaving and fell in love with painting, mixed media to be exact, and digital art, surface design. Joanna will be making her debut at Surtex this year and will be represented by Cultivate Art Agency in booth 222. Joanna is super thrilled to be a part of this exciting exhibition and to be showing my work among all these amazing artists!
Also with Cultivate in booth 222 you will find Betsey Anne Hodson a designer, illustrator and creative problem solver based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Betsey has a wealth of experience working in-house at a variety of prestigious retail companies such as Williams-Sonoma, and the sak. This experience has given her an intimate knowledge of both the product and consumer viewpoints. From vibrant geometrics to soft florals, each collection features her creative brush strokes and line work.
Still with Cultivate we have Sophie Brabbins in booth 222. Sophie is a surface pattern designer and illustrator specialising in beautiful watercolour designs. Inspired by quirky inanimate objects, animals, nature and all things miniature, her work is characterised by both detailed and loose watercolour painting and a playful use of colour and composition. Her previous clients include Deva Designs, Black Olive, Urban Outfitters and Hallmark.
Marsha Rollinger is an experienced, versatile designer who enjoys working in various media under her studio name, Equinox Art & Design and will be at Surtex in booth 561. Finding inspiration everywhere, Marsha’s designs range from sophisticated and textural to playful and whimsical. Exhibiting at Surtex for the first time this year, Equinox Art & Design will be debuting seasonal, novelty, and everyday pattern collections that are perfect for various markets, including paper goods, gift, fabric and home decor.
Elizabeth Stirling Designs is a UK based design studio who specialise in seasonal designs for sale or licence. Their designs are widely used by most large wrap and gift bag companies in the UK and America. They will be showing new collections in Surtex booth 510.
And finally we have Kathy Weller Art+Ideas who will be exhibiting at Surtex for the fourth time in her own booth 450 and also for the first time with new agents ideaologie. This year, Kathy is featuring her "Fusion" series with themes like flowers, cocktails, fruit and vegetables and wine. She will also be featuring her hand lettering and quote art, as well as her Cats@Work character brand.