Welcome to Seagrass!
Photography and the seaside have always been great passions, therefore I am incredibly fortunate to combine both in my life on the Isle of Wight. Having accumulated a vast stock of coastal and nature themed images over the years, in 2013 I set up Seagrass Photography from home - selling favourite designs as greetings cards and prints, many with uplifting and inspirational quotes. Encouraged by their popularity, I introduced a
range of coastal tea towels. I am delighted to now have over 30 galleries and shops stocking my products across the Isle of Wight and mainland UK.
Where and how are your products made?I take my photographs around the Isle of Wight and coastal UK. They are edited on my laptop at the kitchen table. I produce, mount, and frame all my prints. My tea towels and greetings cards are out-sourced to mainland printing companies.
Why do you do what you do?I love photography and the coast, and my job gives me a wonderful quality of life. My labradoodle Henry and I take frequent trips to the coast on photo shoots, and I'm able to pick up my boys from school every day, so I have a perfect family/work balance. Life really couldn't be any better.
Favourite piece (and why)?My tea towels. They are printed by a lovely company in Norfolk, who manage to interpret the original colours perfectly. They are also fabulous quality - 100% cotton and super-absorbent.
What inspires you?Being by the sea never fails to lift my mood. The great British seaside conjures memories of carefree childhoods - sand castles, rock-pooling, beach-combing, stone skimming, ice creams, and of course good old fish and chips! Our coastline is stunningly beautiful. Equal to the joy of a twinkling calm sea on a summer’s day is the undeniable pleasure of a bracing winter’s walk on a rugged pebble beach flanked by waves crashing against breakers – a chance to clear cobwebs and free the mind.
What’s special about your designs?Each of my photographs is unique. Combined with a carefully chosen quote, I hope my designs uplift and inspire.