Alice Mortimer – ‘Looking Forward’

“With my design I was inspired by antique masonic banners which often feature interesting symbols such as doves and eyes, and wanted to design my own with other symbols of good luck and optimism (the arrow, clover, etc.) Maybe one day I’ll make this into a textile piece!” — Alice Mortimer on the inspiration behindContinue reading “Alice Mortimer – ‘Looking Forward’”

Scarborough Open Call – January 2021

Header image: Photo by Tom Tolkien What are Bloom Sessions? Bloom Sessions is a creative project dedicated to young women and those of marginalised genders in North Yorkshire. Since October, we have been spotlighting one musician/band and one visual artist/illustrator per month in an effort to showcase the spectacular talent that thrives up here – thatContinue reading “Scarborough Open Call – January 2021”

Zoë Beckley – o’er dale and valley

“Based on previous walks over Ilkley Moor, this illustration is a frantic remnant of the juxtaposition between a harsh and somewhat lonely landscape embracing  the solitude of standing atop the hillsides.”  — Zoë Beckley on o’er dale and valley Tada! Here it is, our first commissioned piece by our very first Bloom Sessions illustrator. AContinue reading “Zoë Beckley – o’er dale and valley”