Monday, 17 October 2016

Working Day

Doing what I do ... 

Creative Inspiration

Some people ask where I draw my inspiration from, and the answer? - It could be anywhere or anything. 
I am greatly inspired by the beauty of nature and colour; real colour and the colours people paint in my imagination. My beautiful friend Abby, whose colours are the colour of sunshine has often been a source of inspiration to me. She is a weaver and loves strong, rich, bright colours.
I have drawn inspiration from soft apricots, warm oranges and deeper earthy hues - these have woven their way through many of my floral designs this year. The wedding of my wonderful friend and colleague Carole Fitzgerald's [of Lazy Sunday] daughter Kirsty featured marvellous hot colours, - vibrant oranges, hot pink, sunflower yellows and many more. The overall feel was joyous with a hint of South America.

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Lucy and Rhys' Vintage Barn Wedding

A big thank you to lovely Lucy and Rhys for choosing LOVE Dove Cottage to create your wedding flowers and styling at the fabulous Pratis Barns. It was a delight to work with you both and your wonderful family.
Many congratulations to you both in your new married life together.
Gill xx
Hi Gill
I just wanted to say a very heartfelt thank you to you and George as I missed you yesterday. You have been so fabulous and the flowers are still giving so much pleasure to all of us who helped decorate the barn for the wedding. You really are marvellous🌹 

Text and layout by Gill Stewart of LOVE DOVE COTTAGE [FLOWERSCAPE]
Lucy and Rhys portrait photograph by Emma Lawson Photography

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Simply Country

Winding lanes and days gone by. Faded charm brought to life with painted pots of late summer florals and berries. Pots painted in Farrow and Ball Estate emulsion in Pigeon, Blue Gray and Setting Plaster.

 Text and Layout by Gill Stewart. Photography by George John Stewart.
Copyright 2016 Dove Cottage Studio.

Monday, 4 January 2016

Happy New Year from Dove Cottage

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and wishing you all a Happy and Blessed New Year. A last Christmas visit to Los Angeles flower market...and farewell to all things festive for another year!

Photograph and text copyright Gill Stewart MMXVI

Wednesday, 30 December 2015

A Merry Little Christmas

Another year and the Christmas season has almost passed.This year I chose to decorate Dove Cottage with natural silvery greens, whites and mercuried silver...and a subtle dash of red here and there for festive warmth. I have draped these lovely little candles over my trees for more than twenty years now, and hung the exquisite hand blown glass baubles too. This encapsulates Christmas for Emma and Marc, and us generally as a family.
Hope you have all had a magical Christmas!
Dove Cottage
30 December 2015

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Gill Artwork Update

Some Winter studies...
*Not all of these calamities are necessarily true. e.g. We have not experienced personal flooding, although it is true that Kilmartin was cut off by flooding last weekend. The only part that is definitively true is 'alien invasion'. We have a new Jack Russell Terrier, or 'loon-bug'.

Images copyright GILL STEWART MMXV