With a love of drawing since she can remember, Poppy went on to study Illustration at the University of Plymouth, completing her BA Hons with the ‘Student of the Year’ prize in 2006.
She loves to travel, and has lived and visited in many different countries throughout her life. Many of her illustrations come from these experiences and she especially loves capturing local festivals and celebrations. Past adventures have taken her throughout Europe from France down to Morocco, across throughout Asia and even Thailand to live. All these experiences gave her a love of capturing culinary delights, wildlife, landscapes and patterns.
During the COVID lockdown of 2020, iampoppy Designs saw a shift in her artworks, transitioning from wedding stationery to commissions, patterns and more illustration projects.
Her favourite projects now focus around surface pattern design, book illustration and private commissions.
Poppy’s favourite way to create is through watercolours, and she loves sharing her knowledge, teaching regular watercolour classes for beginners and intermediate painters.
Let’s save the polar bears!
iampoppy Designs strives to be environmentally friendly in everything she does.
She has always had a connection with nature and strives to create a better place for her children to thrive. It is this passion which sees her using as much recycled paper as possible, environmentally friendly paints and non animal hair brushes.
All cards and prints are printed on 100% post consumer waste recycled paper, packaged along with recycled envelopes, with all products being wrapped in biodegradable cellophane.
If we all do our bit, we can keep our planet beautiful.
She is extremely frightened of anything sticky, known as Pittakionophobia, it is the irrational fear of stickers.
If you’re in need of any design work, commissioned pieces or just want to say hello, I would love to hear from you.