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Hello and welcome!
I'm Linda Tordoff, a surface pattern designer and illustrator, working from my little studio in the UK under the name of Paintlove Studio, so called because I love to paint!
I create whimsical, painterly, illustrative designs and surface patterns, using a combination of collage, painting, papercutting, drawing and photoshop.
I have always wanted to create my own greetings cards and stationery and I've recently designed my first card range which is now available online in my Etsy shop. My cards will also be available in lovely boutique gift shops and galleries very soon.
I studied surface pattern design at Staffordshire University, graduating in 2001 with a First Class Honours degree. I then worked inhouse as an illustrator for a large greetings card publisher. After the birth of my first child, (I now have three!) I began freelancing for greetings card companies as an illustrator.
In the last couple of years I've been drawn back to surface pattern design. I completed The Art and Business of Surface Pattern design and Lilla Rogers Make Art that Sells ecourses. After completion I worked as a freelance print/pattern designer for the wonderful Paper and Cloth Design Studio.
I am now represented by the amazing Bright Group International.
My illustrative designs are perfect for childrenswear, stationery, art prints and fabric designs.