Coastal Memories: Ft Andrew Ruffhead (New to Make Holt)

Coastal Memories: Ft Andrew Ruffhead (New to Make Holt)

As the Festivity continues to ramp up, cutting through ads and marketing jargon can, at times, become, ever so slightly annoying. Somehow every product we’ve come across since the end of November has been bought ‘over a million times’ or has a ‘buh-zillion 5 shiny gold star reviews’… With this in mind, we’d like to share  our top picks for thoughtful gifts this year.

Rosie’s Pick: 

Drawn to big, bold and vibrant pieces Rosie has fallen in love with these super fishies and seaside inspired prints by Andrew Ruffhead, new to Make Holt.

“Growing up I spent lots of time on the Norfolk coast, usually found covered in sand looking up at the clouds, between pretending that the sea wasn’t that cold and eating a foil wrapped sandwich (emphasis on sand). These memories exist in HD colour and Andrew’s work immediately took me back to those long summer days.” 

Whether you have plenty of happy childhood memories by the sea, or dream of sunnier climes, these dashing pieces will brighten any wall lucky enough to be graced with their presence.

“Three Prawns on a Plate” above and cover image is a giclee prints from original pen, ink and gouache, also available unframed if you have an alternative surround and frame in mind.

Meet the Maker: Andrew Ruffhead

For many years Andrew worked as a textile designer producing fashion, furnishing fabrics and wallpapers for companies such as Osborne and Little, Designers Guild and Calvin Klein.

Prior to his illustrious career he studied painting and printmaking at Brighton Polytechnic before attending the, internationally acclaimed, Royal College of Art. Now living in North Norfolk, his colourful prints with coastal themes make a delightful addition to any home; by the sea or not.

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