Liz & Kate Pope

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Kate and I went to Chesterfield Art College together and then both studied BA Honours in Surface Pattern Design at Staffordhsire University. We've loved to scribble from a young age, but never imagined working together, creating art for a living! For the last decade we've illustrated many children's books, greetings cards, stationary ranges and art prints, it's a dream come true!
Our skills and styles are quite different from each other. I have always edged towards illustration, simply drawing with my pencil, and Kate is the queen of colour!! I love to experiment with line quality, create characters and play around with composition. Kate then turns these drawings into colourful collages of art, she is always creating new painterly papers and patterns, and she loves combining unusual colour palettes. 
Kates inspirations come from her travels, she loves visiting coastal areas, and seeing pattern within the landscape. And I enjoy seeing simple things in life like an old fashioned street sign, or rickety corner shop! We do love the surprise of how a piece can turn out when it's had a little bit of each other thrown in! 

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