Here at the British Style Society we love sharing our insights to the creative industry incorporating all aspects of design. Recently Editor Natasha had the pleasure to talk to one of the world’s most respected paint and colour experts Annie Sloan, on her background, inspirations and insights into the industry.
As one of the world’s most respected experts in the field of decorative painting, Annie Sloan is often deservedly given the title of “a paint legend”. Annie has been largely instrumental in the painted furniture revolution through her easy to approach, lively and creative attitude to painting.
Annie, please give us a little insight into your creative background.
I went to art
Who was your influence when you discovered your love of art?
My father was a big influence from very early on. As I was growing up as a child I always thought of myself as an artist of some sort.
What have been your key inspirations for your creations
I have always wanted to create products for
Describe your ideal environment
to create art.
My ideal space is alone in my studio with absolutely no one else around. I
Are there enough opportunities for emerging artists
to showcase their work and enter this competitive industry?
What has been your most memorable success to date?
I feel so fortunate to grown a company that my family can be part of. I started off on my own writing books and it just grew from there.
Who is your ideal customer?
Someone who isn’t afraid of colour. When I ran my shop some of my customers grew to become good friends. I love customers who get inspired and get involved.
What are the key images you want to portray when people see or hear your brand name?
I want people to think classical but always contemporary, great colour combinations and design.
Do you have any advice for artists
entering this industry?
Always trust your gut and make sure you take inspiration from everywhere. Determination is
Do you recommend any key resources for budding artists?
I tend to look at things all the time, through a variety
What is your hope for the future of the brand?
We’d like to thank Annie for taking the time to offer a snippet into her creative processes and helpful tips for budding creatives.