Bryony Benge-Abbott is an award winning artist, designer and muralist working from her own studio Blooming Bryony Designs, from London. Bryony is heavily inspired by nature and the natural environment. She adorns surface with delicate patterns and sumptuous colour choices - attempting to celebrate the world around us. Her dual Trinidadian and British heritage has shaped her aesthetic. Bryony also graduated from Bath Spa University in 2006 with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art. So we are proud to bring you the Designer Insights of Bryony Benge-Abbott.
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1) In your own words describe your unique style and creative aesthetic?
I’m a fine artist by training but through Blooming Bryony Designs I transform my oil paintings into bold, maximalist, botanical patterns. Each design features sumptuous, rich colours and delicate, detailed brush strokes.
2) When starting a new project, what is your creative process?
Each collection starts life as one of my paintings, created through the layering of oil paints which can take several months. It’s definitely a labour of love!
3) Out of the creative people you have worked with, who is it that you respect and admire the most?
I’ve been lucky to meet some incredibly inspiring people along the way - I don’t think I could pick just one person I respect above all others! Who do I admire the most? Anyone is passionate about designing extraordinary spaces that impact positively on the human psyche - without degrading the natural environment.
4) When looking for inspiration is there a particular thing you do to get inspired?
I enjoy creating work that celebrates the exuberance and vibrancy of wild nature. My designs feature elements taken from my original paintings, with details mirrored and repeated to create home decor that is entirely unique.
5) What has brought you to this point in your career? And what is your advice for people looking to follow in your footsteps?
Blooming Bryony Designs was founded in 2013 and has gone on to become a multiple award-winning studio, about which I am very proud. The best advice I could give to fellow designers is to listen to your gut instinct, believe in your vision and try to stay authentic.