Poppy Collection by Smart Deco – inspired by series of painting by Jacqueline Hammond

Very popular as fine art prints Smart Deco developed the print to produce designer art print fabric to make deckchairs, lampshades and cushions. The poppy is a striking motif and looks so vivid in this painterly style.

Featured trend by WGSM at Spring Fair International, as seen here – our Poppy Bag in a display –

Poppy bags by Jacqueline Hammond selected by retail experts to represent a key trend for 2014 at Spring Fair Gift Box Hall 5

Poppy bags by Jacqueline Hammond selected by retail experts to represent a key trend for 2014 at Spring Fair Gift Box Hall 5

View the collection here – The Poppy Series by Jacqueline Hammond

Poppy print fabric, prints and paintings by Jacqueline Hammond

Poppy print fabric, prints and paintings by Jacqueline Hammond

The original series of paintings depict the traditional landscape of poppy fields but with a contemporary edge that combines the beauty of flowers with the symbolic role of the poppy in association with war throughout history.

‘The Signification of the Poppy’ began with a painting created for a web based competition in 2007 called ‘Seeking Picasso’ in which Jacqueline was a finalist.  The theme was ‘A Troubled World.’ She was later commissioned by one of the judges to produce a series of paintings for exhibition.

Poppies for Remembrance Day in Brighton's Jubilee Library

Poppies for Remembrance Day in Brighton’s Jubilee Library

The works finely depict the poppy as a metaphor.’Remembrance Blast’ is the poppy worn for Remembrance Day: another life, another loss. Others depict farmed opium poppies; their beauty offset by the reason for their existence. There’s a simplicity with blue sky and horizons, most iconic, the piece Breakthrough’ represents survival.

‘Blowing in the Wind‘ and Carpet of Red’ are the pieces in which details are reproduced on fabric.

A field of flowers can be more than a pretty picture.

View the collection here – The Poppy Series by Jacqueline Hammond

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About artbyjaxx

Contemporary British artist, Jacqueline Hammond, is renowned for producing strong, punchy images that are rich in texture and colour. A prolific painter and multidisciplinary artist, she exhibits widely and is commissioned by individual clients, collectors and high profile brands. Jacqueline’s inspiration comes from direct observation: subject matter is plucked from the world encountered every day. Some ideas evolve, others are reactionary. Thought-provoking themes explore today’s society, the media and cultural theory. Whether inspired by the street or the sea, Jacqueline’s work has an edge: her paintings are consistently striking. Her natural disposition is to let the paint dictate the creative process, trusting the medium and her mind’s eye to translate the vision.
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