From her peaceful outdoor studio situated under a lush canopy of trees, surrounded by birdsong and ocean views, Umtentweni-based artist Helen Dodge creates bold, bright paintings that also translate into striking textile designs.
Majestic strelitzias, charming tibouchinas, vibrant coral tree flowers and iridescent sunbirds may be printed onto scatter cushions, bed linen, headboards and even wallpaper, with stunning results. Whether indoors or out, these pieces perfectly complement neutral décor schemes and geometric patterns.
Helen’s work currently focuses on indigenous South African plants and birds. Images from the paintings are printed onto premium quality fabric, which is then transformed into scatter cushions, bed linen, headboards, room dividers, wallpaper, garden cushions and tablecloths. All Fabulous Flowers pieces are fully washable, and the fabrics in the outdoor range are UV-resistant for up to five years.