Contemporary Lampshades, Surf Art, Flower art, fabric, prints, greeting cards, cushions and other gifts for coastal decor. 

Yellow lovers, floral and botanics, Cornwall lovers, birds, flowers, seaside and surf themed gift ideas. She sells lampshades on the seashore! 

I am Alison Bick, a designer living in Cornwall, UK. The inspiration behind my illustrations comes from my love of nature, birds, daily dog walks, my family’s surfing heritage in Cornwall, vintage swimwear, foraging, beach-combing, the flowers in my garden and visiting botanic gardens. 

Each one of my illustrations has a story behind it that is personal to me, but also is commonplace memory or a shared emotion. The people who like my work are gardeners, botanists, floral lovers and Cornish people from around the world. I always say, you can leave Cornwall, but it will never leave your heart! My Vintage Surf illustrations and the story behind them featured in a six page article in the October 2017 edition of COAST Magazine.  

Below is a selection of my products available to purchase. Contact me if you would like to place a bespoke order.

2019 Calendar – Vintage Seaside by Alison Bick
2019 Calendar – Vintage Seaside by Alison Bick

2019 Calendar with a seaside theme, featuring my unique illustrations inspired by my family’s history of surfing in Perranporth, Cornwall, UK, by family photos of my grandparents on the beach when they were young, and by the Annual World Belly Boarding championships organised by the National Trust which took place at Chapel Porth Beach in Cornwall until 2015.

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Arthur and Olive surfing couple print
Arthur and Olive surfing couple print

Surf art Arthur and Olive is one of the prints in my Vintage Surf range of illustrations.

Inspired by my family’s history of surfing in Perranporth in Cornwall, by family photos of my grandparents on the beach when they were young, and by the annual World Belly Boarding Championships which take place in Chapel Porth in Cornwall.

Perfect wedding or anniversary gift idea.

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Arthur and Olive, Surfing Couple Greeting Card
Arthur and Olive, Surfing Couple Greeting Card

A6 size Blank Greetings card. (10.5 cm x 14.8cm) 4.1in x 5.8in This card is blank inside Digitally printed onto 350gsm premium art board, the inside is left uncoated, making it easier for you to write your own message. In … Read More

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Dog Cockles Lamp Shade 20cm
Dog Cockles Lamp Shade 20cm

Seashell lamp shade Dog Cockles is made by hand and to order, and the fabric is printed to order, so please expect a 2 week delivery time. If you would like a pendant fitting, please let me know. Details: 20cm … Read More

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George and Arthur surfing men with beards
George and Arthur surfing men with beards

My illustrations are inspired by my family’s wooden board surfing heritage. My grandparents (Arthur Roy and Olive Augusta) both grew up in Perranporth in Cornwall, and my grandmother’s family started surfing and making wooden boards after the First World War. I remember my great Uncle (also called Arthur) taking his wooden belly board down to the beach at Perranporth when he was well into his 70s! His son told me recently that Uncle Arthur had made his own Malibu surf board in the 1950s.

George is my new guy, he is modern vintage Cornish. He wears his hair in a quiff and sports a magnificent beard. A dapper kind of chap, he loves living by the sea, and when he’s not in it he is doing something creative like whittling a wooden spoon or cooking fresh mackerel on an open fire on the dunes, watching the sunset.

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Hellebore Flower Lamp Shade 30cm
Hellebore Flower Lamp Shade 30cm

Hellebore 30cm Floral lampshade is made by hand and to order, and the fabric is printed to order, so please expect a 2 week delivery time.

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Surf Seaside shade
Surf Seaside shade

Blue Surfer lampshade is made by hand and to order, so please expect a 2 week delivery time.

Please specify whether you would like the shade to be fitted for Lamp or for Pendant (hanging from the ceiling).

Details:

30 cm diameter (11.811in)
21 cm height (8.26in)

The interior lining is white finish.

The fabric has been printed in the UK with my original surf and swimmer design, and is totally unique.

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Tamblyn Girls print
Tamblyn Girls print

The Tamblyn Girls is a design from my Vintage Surf set of illustrations and is inspired by wooden bellyboard surfing. A couple of surf girls splashing into the water with their wooden belly boards.

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