She has found the thrill and calm of nature and readily conveys this in colourful, blossoming designs. Her wallpaper patterns for Boråstapeter are no exception. In this article, artist Astrid Wilson tells the story of how her artistic process became a longed-for sanctuary.
Wilson’s characteristic motifs are instantly recognisable, her works almost exclusively portraying flower formations and other botanicals. Her palette is also reiterative, and has become one of the hallmarks of her art.
– For me, plants are catalysts in some way for happiness and contentment. I tend to revert to the same colours; a certain blue or a certain red. It’s often colour combinations I spot that first get my mind whirring. A lot of the inspiration comes to me from everyday life, but from the world of fashion too. That world always seemed more fun and appealed to me more than the world of interior design.
Over the past year, her design has become more retrospective, and she says that one of the colourways for her wallpaper pattern for Boråstapeter was drawn from her childhood.
– I rarely give much thought to my own style, as I see a strength in being able to embrace diverse styles. But I do know that I’ve become more nostalgic, and one of the colourways of my wallpaper for Boråstapeter is very reminiscent of the wallpaper we had in the kitchen when I was little. I don’t recall the exact pattern, but I do remember the colours.
About Astrid Wilson
Profession: Illustrator and designer
Latest work: Astrid Wilson for Boråstapeter wallpaper
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