Hello there, welcome to Doris & Fred 

I thought you might like to know a little bit about me

  • My name is Wendy Flynn
  • Doris and Fred were my grandparents 
  • I live in South West London with my wonderful husband and young son.
  • I am an Artist specialising in surface pattern design and Illustration
  • I started making notebooks in 2014 as gifts for friends, after a while I popped a few on Facebook and people loved them, Christmas 2014 I made about 300 personalised pocket notebooks!
  • Since then my collection has grown as customers have requested different types of books, to make their lives more organised. I have been selling solely though Facebook but thought it was time to set up a more customer friendly website.
  • I continue to create more patterns for the covers, usually doodling while watching tv and have plans for lots of new products
  • I have been creating art for as long as I can remember, it is all I ever wanted to do.
  • I have a degree in Graphic design from Bath Spa University College (way back in 1998)
  • I spent most of the 3 years in the darkroom and on the computer, drawing with my mouse. (I was the only illustrator in my year to primarily use a computer, which seems really odd now!)
  • I love to draw with India ink, using a sharpened stick, or dip pen, this comes from a mark making class in the textiles portion of my foundation course, I still have the stick i used then (in 1994!)
  • I also love using Illustrator and photoshop to enhance my doodles and add colour and sometimes texture.
  • Sometimes my work starts from a drawing, sometimes it just sort of happens on the computer, it depends on the day!
  • I learned all about colour and pattern design whilst working for Trend studio D-CipherFM from 1999 to 2006 I still freelance for them now.
  • I love to take photographs of everything around me, patterns and just things that interest me, from food to flowers to lines painted on the street! This used to involve carrying a bulky camera around all the time but thanks to my phone I can do this without too much sighing from those around me. These pictures inspire me and sometimes become part of my work.
  • I am happiest near the sea or in my favourite park in the sunshine.
  • My Inspiration comes from a variety of sources,
  • Artists I love - Jasper Johns, Martin Parr, Carolyn Gavin, Orla Kiely, M.Sasek, Jim Field
  • Things I love...  hanging out with my family, taking photos, listening to 90s indie music, having a cheeky dance, baking cakes, watching tv box sets, finding cool vintage fabrics, good pizza, burritos the size of your head, chocolate, a meal with good friends.

 5 things you might not know about me…..

  • I am addicted to Diet coke
  • I have a slight hoarding problem (see the stick mentioned above) 
  • My son is named after a Painter, a Musician and a Norse God!
  • I can't wear high heels
  • I love to make lists!

I would love to find an agent or studio to represent me. 

Please get in touch if you are interested, or with any commissions or Licensing deals, either by email or through the contact me page. or pop up tab

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