Talented Farsley-based designer Jacky Al-Samarraie will be showcasing a mixed collection of her prints as part of a print fair this weekend at Sunny Bank Mills.
Jacky runs The Art Rooms at the mill complex and is excited to be part of Printed Bound, which is being held in the 1912 Mill on Saturday and Sunday (April 1 and 2) from 10am-4pm daily. Jacky will be there on Sunday if you’d like to buy her distinctive work directly.
The fair highlights some top local talent – and Jacky’s company The Art Rooms has been making quite a name for itself in recent years.
Jacky uses her unique designs across a variety of products which include archival quality art prints, gifts, stationery and homeware to create a recognisable brand.
The Art Rooms studio which is part of the thriving Sunny Bank Mills complex, is planning to develop and extend their range of successful art prints during the coming year.
Jacky is an image-based graphic artist whose signature style features silhouettes with striking and distinctive block colour. Her UK landscapes include local treescapes in Armley, Calverley & Yeadon and the Lake District as well as city landmarks including London’s Tower Bridge, Scotland, Liverpool’s Liver Building and the Angel of the North in Gateshead.
“The business is 15 years old this year and I hope I can continue to make people happy with my landscape art. I receive lovely emails from happy customers telling me how much they really love them,” said Jacky.
“They’re a timeless design and their simplicity lends themselves to the variety of products we produce. Customers tell me how much pleasure they get when they have their first morning drink from one of my bone china mugs. Many customers have collected the full set. I still use the very first mugs I created 15 years ago.”
Jacky’s prints have been successfully selling under licence in John Lewis for the past nine years but I like to keep what I offer customers a little bit different.
Customers can select prints in different size and frame options and can also choose a colour from our 50 colour palette to fit with their own home decor. This has proved to be an amazing success since we launched the framing option last September.
Jacky prides herself on the quality and longevity of her products, all of which are designed and manufactured to high standards in the UK. Ready made prints ‘off the shelf’ start at £35 to £215 for larger bespoke framed products.
Printed Bound will be packed with more than 40 different artists, collectives and studios, selling original prints and books, along with lots of demos, workshops, food and drink.
Experience Jacky’s passion and love of creating unique art by popping in to see her as part of the Printed Bound, or visit her website. You can also e-mail Jacky at email@example.com.
You can visit Jacky’s The Art Rooms studio in Sunny Bank Mills, just give her a call on 07749 105252 beforehand to make sure she’s in, or make an appointment.