Dundalk artist and designer Caroline Duffy has just released her first art calendar featuring her colourful floral paintings.
Caroline, who works as a textile designer from the studio of her Medebawn home, began creating vibrant floral paintings during the first lockdown of 2020.
A native of Drogheda, Caroline worked in London, Sydney and New York after graduating from the National College of Art and Design.
She moved to Dundalk and set up home with her husband Francis Martin, working as a freelance designer for a range of clients in the world of fashion and interior design.
Drawing inspiration from the natural world, Caroline began sharing images of her floral paintings on Instagram and the reaction was so positive that she began a series of paintings entitled ‘Flowers of the Year’, featuring a different flower each month.
These proved very popular as prints and cards and she has now curated twelve of them to made a calendar that is sure to brighten even the dullest days.
The picture from each month can then be framed to form a collection of artworks for your walls.
Having worked closely with leading fashion and textile design houses for many years, Caroline also launched her own range of luxury silk scarves featuring her hallmark floral designs earlier this year.
The scarves are made in Como, Italy by a small team of skilled makers, using artisan printing techniques and ancient textile traditions. Caroline chose to with this organic, eco-friendly company, as she is aware of the importance of respecting the environment and using ecological products.
Caroline is a member of the AAEX artists’ collective and works closely with a number of interior designers.
Her original paintings can be seen in The Victorian Trading Company in Castle Road.
To order Caroline’s ‘Flowers of the Year’ calendars, her artwork and scarves, visit her website www.carolineduffydesigns.com