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

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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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.

This print is a perfect gift for someone who loves the sea, and who loves to surf with wooden belly boards. Do you remember learning to surf with a wooden board when you were growing up? Do you still have a wooden board in your garage?

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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 cellophane bag with colour envelope.

Vintage Surf is inspired by the Annual World Bellyboard Championships and my family’s history of surfing in Perranporth, Cornwall.

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Lily Greeting Card
Lily Greeting Card

Bird of Paradise Flower 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 cellophane bag with colour envelope.

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Passiflora Greeting Card
Passiflora Greeting Card

Passiflora 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 cellophane bag with colour envelope.

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Strelitzia Bird of Paradise Flower Greeting Card
Strelitzia Bird of Paradise Flower Greeting Card

Bird of Paradise Flower 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 cellophane bag with colour envelope.

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Verbena bonariensis Greeting Card
Verbena bonariensis 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 cellophane bag with colour envelope.

From my Coastal Garden Flowers range of illustrations, Verbena bonariensis is one of my favourite plants.

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Wild Swimmers Greeting Card
Wild Swimmers 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 cellophane bag with colour envelope.

Wild Swimmers is inspired by vintage swimwear, swimming in the sea, swim hats and living close to the coast in Cornwall.  And Daniel Craig’s swim trunks….

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Lido Swim Greeting Card
Lido Swim Greeting Card

Blank swimmer card, Lido Swimmer card, swim greeting card. You Say Lido, I say Lido!

A6 size Blank Greetings card.
(10.5 cm x 14.8cm) 4.1in x 5.8in

Digitally printed onto 350gsm premium art board, the inside is left uncoated, making it easier for you to write your own message.

In cellophane bag with a coloured envelope.

How do you pronounce Lido? Some say it rhymes with Fido, others prefer to hang out at the “Lee-do”.

This card is perfect to send to your friend who loves to swim outdoors, whether it is in the sea, in a 1930s lido or in the lakes. Floral swim hats and stripey woollen swimsuits, ready for an aquatic adventure.

All images Copyright Alison Bick 2016-2020

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Passiflora Blue lamp shade 20cm
Passiflora Blue lamp shade 20cm

Passionflower Lampshade Blue linen Lampshade, printed with my unique Passiflora illustration. This 20cm diameter lampshade is Hand made.  Lamp fitting only

Walking along the pathway that runs alongside The Gannel in Newquay is a Passionflower vine that flowers for most of the summer, winding its tendrils through the hedgerow.  One Christmas it was still in flower! I wonder how it got there, not a native to the Cornish hedges!

This lampshade is ready to post now.

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Pebbles printed Linen Lampshade – St Piran’s Pebbles
Pebbles printed Linen Lampshade – St Piran’s Pebbles

Pebbles has been inspired by my walks along Fistral Beach, wandering along the strand line to pick up the quartz veined grey pebbles. I always look out for the ones that have crossed veins, they are my favourite and remind me of the St Piran flag, the patron saint of Cornwall.

This lampshade is Hand made and to order, the linen fabric is also printed to order.

Please contact me if you would like a different size.

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