Shirley Copperwhite is an Artist, Pattern Designer and Illustrator.
From the age of four it was quite clear that she would someday take an artistic direction in life. School time then was mainly spent drawing, day dreaming and rearranging a very special marker set into the perfect rainbow. Both her parents were also artists and were very supportive.
She now lives and works from her studio in a quaint Victorian seaside town in South County Dublin, Ireland. Shirley is a graphic design graduate and has over the years created packaging, branding and design for print. She has always had a very illustrative approach to her work and a love of print and pattern led her to start her own business Shirley Copperwhite Designs in 2013.
Shirley now creates patterns and illustrations for a diverse range of products from fabric and ceramics to paper goods. She has worked with companies in Germany, Canada and the UK. Her latest collaboration was with a company in the west of Ireland where she worked on a bespoke wool hand tufted rug. Shirley has also worked with some of the finest silk printers in Italy producing limited edition silk scarves.
When she's not working at her studio in South Dublin, she looks forward to travelling and gathering lots of inspiration mainly in the form of ceramics and fabrics. Shirley says her formula for good design is to love life and color, and to have a quirky sense of humor with an ability to think outside the box.
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