Flora Roberts was raised in rural southwest Scotland by parents who loved to garden. “I learned about flowers from an early age,” she tells us. Perhaps it was foretold that after studying textile design at the Glasgow School of Art and London’s Royal College of Art, Flora would find her speciality as a botanical artist. But the haunting beauty of her work is nevertheless surprising.
Based in London, Flora paints wall murals and entire rooms on commission. “I’m very inspired by historical houses and like to imagine how their atmospheric decorative schemes would work in a contemporary setting,” she told House & Garden. Flora’s art was entirely one-off until several years ago when wallpaper companies started commissioning designs. In 2020, Hamilton Weston Wallpapers issued its first collection of her work, which was such a success that another Hamilton Weston collection recently debuted.
Printed in the UK, Flora’s wallpapers are digital reproductions of her paintings. “Digital printing has become highly sophisticated, producing excellent results for fine artwork on eco-friendly substrates,” explains Ellie Iezzi of Hamilton Weston. “We’re able to accurately reproduce the delicate brush strokes and vivid colors intrinsic to Flora’s work.”
Photography by Tom Teasdale courtesy of Hamilton Weston Wallpapers, unless noted.
Hamilton Weston produces most of its wallpapers to order. They’re available internationally; for US customers, the company has several retail and trade distributors across the country—email [email protected] to inquire about pricing and contacts.
Go to Hamilton Weston Wallpapers to inquire about pricing and to see more, including the company’s Marthe Armitage designs and illustrator Alice Pattullo’s first wallpaper collection of fanciful English landscapes.
Featured image: Camellia wallpaper in Sky Blue.
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