A Yorkshire Digital Artist

A proud Yorkshire woman, I have been living in the South West, in Somerset, for the last decade.
I have a background in arts and crafts – I studied art many moons ago and was a self-employed creative in my early twenties. But over the last couple of decades my employment has been somewhat less artistic and so in 2021, I decided to make a change!
Artistic Voice

Artistic Voice

I've always been inspired by nature, particularly colour and texture. My passion for interiors, colour and mark making continues to direct my work and it is with my original mixed-media paintings that I create my digital designs. Realising the potential of my paintings was a hugely exciting moment. I started out developing a range of textile homewares and art prints, bringing my hand painted creations to life in digital form. By manipulating them into shapes and letters, I started to develop more and more ideas. Continuing to push the boundaries of the software I use, I have developed a collection of digital collage landscapes and landmarks from across the UK. These are completely unique and have been incredibly popular. I love nothing more than indulging my love of history and travel as I research and delve into all corners of this wonderful land, recreating and reimagining places of special significance for my customers!
Environmental Considerations

Environmental Considerations

I have been very conscious from the start to try to minimise waste. I have always been a reuser, repurposer and recycler. I'm always joking on social media that every nook and cranny of my house is jammed with 'saved' gift wrap and packing materials ... my mum has always done this, I do it and so do many of my friends. In fact, something I use to decorate a friend's gift will often find its way back to me to be reused again and again. I try to adopt this same principle into my business and reuse boxes and packaging, aiming to reduce the need for new items to do the same job. I'm sure this will be an ever-evolving approach for me as my business develops.
Outside of Work

Outside of Work

And when I get some 'outside' time, I love the British countryside, whether this be on foot, by bike or on horse back. Watching the seasons change is a source of constant inspiration for me. I am incredibly lucky to be supported by the most wonderful human – my husband, Steve. Not only has he encouraged me to do this from day one, but has used his own skills as a photographer and web developer to help me get to where I am today. Thanks for reading this epic bio by the way! Do feel free to get in touch with feedback or ideas, and also if you need any help with your order(s) – I'd love to hear from you! hello@vickishortt.com