Philippa Jeffrey studied Fine Art and History of Art at Leeds University in 1996. Philippa then moved to London where she worked as a Fashion Producer for Conde Nast Publications. A couple of years ago Philippa returned to her roots and the ex-editor became an artist, now painting from her Oxfordshire studio. Using botanical prints as a starting point, Philippa has developed a unique visual language, celebrating layers of colour, pattern and mark-making. Abstracted botanical paintings; a visual candy as opposed to an overly verbalised aesthetic. A decade of exposure within the world of fashion and magazines has undoubtedly informed Philippa’s vision - you only need to look to the catwalk or glossy journals to see a similarly calculated approach - a deliberate and conscious decision to use a particular colour, a specific form. She uses water based paints and a combination of board and canvas. Her new collection The Hidden Garden is currently showing at Blacks Design.