Nature inspired Contemporary coastal with modern florals. 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 small selection of my products available to purchase. I also have an Etsy shop with most of my lampshades and prints listed, but please contact me if you are thinking about placing a bespoke order and need more info from me.
Agapanthus Lamp Shade 30cm Diameter
Agapanthus lampshade with an eau de nil background printed on linen. This lampshade makes a gloriously bold statement in any home, whether it is contemporary or more traditional. All my lampshades are made by hand and to order, and the linen fabric is printed to order, so please expect a 2 week delivery time. Occasionally I have lampshades in stock, so please enquire if you need an earlier delivery date.
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.
Bird of Paradise Flower Blue lamp shade 30cm
Bird of Paradise Flower lampshade is made by hand and to order, and the fabric is printed to order, so please expect a 2 week delivery time. My design is printed onto linen, and then I make up each lampshade to order, taking time to make sure that each one is special for my customers.
Cornish Chough print
Cornish Chough art print. Palores Kernewek is the Cornish language translation of Cornish Chough.
The Cornish Chough is a traditional symbol of Cornwall in the United Kingdom, even though the birds themselves were extinct in Cornwall until 2001 when they reappeared to nest on the clifftops. You can now see them on the cliffs of The Lizard, and some parts of North Cornwall.
Dog Cockles Lamp Shade 20cm
Seashell Lamp shade with Dog Cockles on Teal turquoise. The linen fabric has been printed with my original Dog Cockles design, and is totally unique. The background colour is Teal/turquoise. If you would like different colours to suit your home decor, please ask.
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.
Mustard Yellow Fennel & Sparrow lampshade 20cm
Mustard Yellow lamp shade, yellow and grey is made by hand and to order. The fabric is also printed to order. There will be a shipping time of two weeks to reflect this.
In my old house I had a large Fennel bush in the garden, and sparrows used to perch on the frondy branches to pick off the insects attracted by the aniseed scented yellow flowers.