Quirky animal images from hand painted watercolours made by Katie Ford, a Lincolnshire artist. Reproduced as prints, tableware, cards, bags, giftware and much more! Artwork to really enjoy - explore and have a giggle with us!
Lockdown 2020/21…we all stayed home. It gave us the opportunity to sit back and discover hobbies and interests that we didn’t usually have the time for. Katie missed drawing and painting, so one evening sat with daughter Molly around the kitchen table and gave her control over the subject matter! Molly, who loves all animals equally and wants to be a vet when she grows up said that she didn’t think it was right that only the pretty animals got painted and decided that a woodlouse would be a worthy subject. This idea then expanded into some pretty curious animal pairings starting with ‘House Mouse and Woodlouse’, ’Goose and Moose’ and ‘Sloth and a moth. From this, Animoo Art was born!
Initially Kate painted using acrylic paints but decided to have a go with watercolour and loved its unpredictability and the blending you can achieve. Working with a fine liner after painting works so well when trying to create fur and the finer details making the style illustrative.
It gives Kate & Amie a huge sense of pride to sell the creations and know that someone somewhere has one of our prints hanging in their houses.
Katie Ford - Artist
"I have loved art for as long as I can remember and studied Fine Art at Uni. However all I ever wanted to do was to draw and paint the things I like - the things that made me smile – Conceptual art was never in my portfolio! and at some point I told myself that it probably wasn’t a career I was destined for and set about building a career in the food industry in a role that I love and have stayed in for over 25 years. Animoo Art has given me the opportunity to enjoy my hobby, spend more time with my daughter and to paint the things I like"
Amie Carter - Design, Marketing & Admin
Friends and partners in crime for over 30 years, Amie is the wife that Katie needs in her life! If you need something doing, email Amie, not Katie. But don't ask her to paint or create anything as you'll be bitterly disappointed! Amie has worked in publishing for over 20 years.
Family & Friends
We have to mention our huge support blanket. Without our family & friends help, we would be completely stuck and we are forever grateful!
Get 10% off your first purchase when you sign up for our newsletter!