The world of 1790 Cards
My love of posters began at an early age - especially for the posters of the London Underground. I longed to be transported to the places shown in the lovely imagery. The clever use of block colour fascinated me - how a hint here and shape there painted a picture with seemingly no effort. I hadn't realised just how much I had been influenced by the block colour artists of the early 20th Century, until I started to design my cards - and it all came rushing out!
I work digitally, manipulating basic shapes and putting them together to create my designs. All of the landscape designs are based on photographs I have taken myself or my friends have taken on their travels. I am lucky enough to live in a beautiful village outside York - and as I walk the dogs, I am inspired by the views and the wildlife around me. I love to plot the changing seasons and adore the colours of autumn. In fact, as you can tell from my work, I just adore colour!
Belinda Morris, January 2018
I love creating the Heads Up animal and bird designs. Some of them develop their own character as they take shape, while others are based on animals I know.
Meet Woody. He is the office dog in the design studio where my husband works.
Oakley is my friend's cat. He is rather camera shy. It took several attempts to get a photo of him I could work from.
I always think this cheeky Toucan is about to divulge some juicy gossip.
With his wide eyes, the frog looks eager to join in the fun.