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blog - bridget davies


artist bridget davies




see Bridget's work at the

Painter & Hall exhibition

from 28th September to 9th October 2020




We love these latest Rio inspired paintings from Bridget





Bridget Davies, is inspired by, and loves to paint the elegant women of the 40's and 50's in beautiful clothes and glamorous settings. She is also influenced by the fashion drawings of illustrators of this period, as well as contemporary fashion artists and illustrators such as Rene Gruau and Andre-Edouard Marty to name but a few, Their playful, flirty and romantic story telling is her inspiration.

She also challenges simple art techniques, and is happy to explore other mediums.  Her investigations and understanding of the products she works with is extremely thorough.  Currently she's playing with the idea that a piece of work can, at first, look like a successful abstract and then slowly it becomes clear that it is a fashion painting.
After studying Fashion and Textiles at Brettton Hall there was a spell of teaching fashion and fashion illustration in Milan and then working in the fashion industry for several years as an embroiderer and fashion designer. Now back in England she's gone back to her first love, painting figures and illustrating fashion.

Bridget is a successful freelance artist working from her studio in West Sussex.  She is a published artist, with greetings cards and framed prints of her work being sold both through online outlets and through stores and shops such as John Lewis and The Shard where examples of my work can currently be seen. In addition her 
Heavy Metal paintings have also been used by the well-known store Anthropologie on a range of desert plates and serving platters, both in Europe and the United States.


The Leopard trimmed hat

   An Acrylic Ink finished with craquelure and gloss varnish, part of the How Ladylike mixed media original artwork range of paintings

Lady with a feathered hat.

         An Acrylic Ink aged with craquelure and finished with a gloss varnish

Waiting again.

      An Acrylic Ink aged with craquelure and finished   with a gloss varnish, part of the How Ladylike range of paintings





Nude in music book finished with craquelure

 Big Night Sketch Book

       A concertina book of sketches and ideas for the Big Night Out paintings

 Come on Rover

One of the quirky series of Walking the Dog. Water colour ink on Water colour paper.


It's difficult to keep up with Bridget's incredible energy.  Visit her on  to see where she's exhibiting and to view her work.

 click here to see collaborations with John Lewis, Anthropologie and the Shard    




 previous posts;


emily rose middleton
alice godwin
francesca gibbs
sofia rufin
nicole ferry
marmaduke london
ewa's spring flower inspiration
bird house
susan adams
sarah appleton
four corners cafe
festive foiling
hilary beattie 2015
halloween 2015
England colours
pirate pedalo
doll's house patio
sarah van reenen
ali reed 
jannine knight
clementina's fishshop
flutter designs
bridget davies
  mothers day 2015
foiled boots
doris at Christmas!
kim thittichai
ewa morawski
nova & lorsten
autumn 2014
jennifer gould
hilary beattie
mary yanke
father's day 2014
doll's wardrobe
name it, mark it
all sorts of eggs!
transferglaze egg
appliglue t shirt
  doll's house furniture
appliglue glasses case
craquelure heart
valentine's day 2014 
  christmas 2013
  halloween 2013
  summer in the garden 2013
  getting ready for summer 2013
  spring 2013
  easter 2013
  mother's day 2013
  valentine's day 2013