We love that the worlds of art and textiles are merging into one, that we can use our favourite designs in ways that we hadn’t expected. One of the artists making the most of the use of textiles is Sonia Garcia. We had a chance to chat with her to find out more…
Tell us about yourself, how did you first get into drawing?
Well, I come from Burgos a small City in the North of Spain. I went to England to study English but I ended up studying Fine Art at the Arts Institute at Bournemouth. I started drawing from an early age and mainly drew patterns, clothes and doodles. I have always been fascinated by art, but when I was in Spain I studied a degree in Tourism management, needless to say that my favourite subjects were English and art history, it was only when I moved to England that I took art as a degree.
Where do you get your inspiration from?
I get inspired by music and nature and also check fashion magazines. I love the Works of differet artists like Sonia Delaunay, Matisse and many others. Nani Marquina , Sophie Mallenbranche, Hsiao-chi-Tsai,Anne Kyyro quinn, Shelley Fox, Cosima von Bonin and Beatriz Milhaces and Patricia Belford to name a few.
How do you create your designs?
When I create my designs I usually draw them first on paper, then scan and colour on either photohop or illustrator. Other times I take photos and manipulate them on the computer. I love printmaking and always have, but I haven´t got the space for the equipment at the moment, so thats why I use the computer instead. Once the design is done I send them to spoonflower.com, where people can see and buy my designs.
We love your designs on fabric, is there anywhere in the home you’d like to see your designs used?
I would like to see my designs printed onto mugs, carports, tapestry, wallpaper and dishes..
Where can we buy your designs?
You can see my work in instagram bonibon180, and also on spoon flower