My designs are inspired by living in Cornwall, my daily walks in the coastal countryside with Rufus my labradoodle, and my family’s surfing heritage in Cornwall. Family photos of my grandparents on the beach in knitted swimsuits and flowery bathing hats, the World Bellyboard Championships, Wild Swimming, vintage Vogue photos of mid century bathing suits, vintage Matchbox Labels art, great British seaside, Lido lounging.  My dad was an agriculturalist, so I grew up in a family keen on gardening, plants, flower and nature.

I work from my studio in my back garden, which overlooks the River Gannel in Newquay. After an early morning walk on Cubert Common or on one of Newquay’s many beautiful beaches, Rufus and I settle down to choosing colours, working up new designs or on a private commission. Well… I do the hard work, Rufus just shreds the stuff he feels aren’t good enough.

I can also create bespoke illustrations and designs, if you would like to find out more, then please don’t hesitate to contact me.

All Images Copyright Alison Bick 2014-2017 All Rights Reserved.

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