Over the next few months in the run up to Reveal we will be finding out more information on the exhibitors taking part. We'll get to know where they trained, where they get their inspiration from and more details of what they make.
Today we meet Louise Barter of Secret Garden Studio.
I studied Textiles for my HND and then continued onto Degree level at The Winchester School of Art. My passion for fabrics and pattern, has led me into creating contemporary wall hangings. I like to source unusual materials, many of which have been recycled from vintage closets! I'm bonkers about buttons and enjoy using them to give an added tactile dimension to my work.
Past commercial experience in the fashion industry, has given me the desire to turn my attention to the interior boutique! I try to capture a certain childlike naivety within my imagery, but with an air of sophistication. I believe that simplicity holds the key to good design and composition. My inspiration derives from everyday objects or nature, as I thrive on the challenge of taking something considered 'normal' and styling it into a modern masterpiece!