I am Melissa Hamlyn founder of Painted Lady Print & Pattern design studio. My interest in design stems from the idea that we are what we consume; good design benefits our lives and positive values and strengths manifest in the ritual use of objects and conjure up the best version of ourselves.
My obsession with colour, patterns and motifs comes from my curiosity of mythology and our collective experiences of past, present and future. I use symbolic imagery to tell stories of culture, ritual practices, and phenomena of nature. The repetition and pattern-making evident in my motifs is reflected in the human experience as pattern recognition is important in helping us to understand and relate to the world around us.
Bold colourways, geometric patterns, and collages form the basis of my designs. My artworks span textile hangings made of my own digital prints, collage with felt and paper, various printmaking methods such as collagraph and risograph and digitised designs in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.