Hello, I’m Femi.
Artist, designer, and trend editor.
For the past 10 years I’ve focused on creating prints and pattern for home and fashion whether it be with linocut, screenprint or painted designs. I am constantly refining my print style and am now settling into swim & apparel design. But I do love keeping variety in my studio.
I love bringing print concepts to life.
Seeing my work out in the world is so exhilarating. Whether it’s on my own products or a clients, a book cover or a bohemian print bikini, I love bringing a good art concept to life.
My inspiration comes from many places but mostly nature, art, architecture, travel, antique handprinted textiles and contemporary fashion. My muses have always been powerful passionate women who are able to connect with their power within. Alphonse Mucha’s jewel adorned goddesses, bohemian rocker queens, oceanic sirens, herbal healers, eclectic travelling collectors, rune casting crones, and Mother Earth herself. Women who aren’t afraid to express themselves with a little (or a lot) of pattern in their lives!
When not designing prints, I love spending time with family & friends near the water, in the forest, and on the slopes. I track the moon’s calendar, adore vegan food, and seek balance in all I do.
Let’s make some magic together!
I take on a few custom projects per month. Please reach out for a PDF of design services and general pricing.
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Here’s the long and winding path I’ve taken…
In college, I found my love of Printmaking. It was a dream to explore silkscreen, lithography, monoprint, relief print and letterpress. I love the smell of inks, the history and the repetition of printmaking. After graduation, I transitioned to a retail job in the Creative Services Department of Ralph Lauren with hopes of finding graphic design work within the company. Instead, I ended up in Manhattan and then Brooklyn where I honed my skills in managing website and graphic design projects with two separate firms.
However, I missed getting my hands dirty and took art classes at night. Hob’art, a local art co-op in Hoboken, became a wonderful source of friendship and allowed me to exhibit my artwork locally. I left the design world for a few years to help my husband launch his own financial advisory firm in Hoboken while we began our family.
Once we outgrew our studio apartment we moved to the Hudson Valley where I helped my husband relocate & rebrand his business. In his extra space I established an art gallery exhibiting local artists work as well as my own. I experimented with acrylic, linocut and screenprinting. After years of working with my husband, volunteering in my kids school, and working with local non-profits I’m dedicated full time to pursue my passion for textile design.
I’m a life long learner
I’m grateful to all the teachers & guides that have come into my life!
2021 Complete Compositions – Natasha Gulliford, online
2020 Print Life – Leslie Kenehan, online
2018 The Print School – Longina Phillips, online
2017 Make Art that Sells, Lilla Rogers & Margot Tantau
2013 Call of the Wild Soul Art Retreat with Tracy Verdugo, Erin Faith Allen & Teesha Moore, Petaluma, CA
2013 Textile Design Lab with Michelle Fifis, online
2012 Bloom True with Flora Bowley
2012 The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design, online
2011 Workshop with Jonathan Talbot, Warwick, NY
2007 Etching with Elaine Breiger, School of Visual Arts, NYC
2004 Etching with Elaine Breiger,School of Visual Arts, NYC
2003 Drawing the figure, Art Students League, NYC
1998 Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY
–BA, Printmaking Concentration with Gloria Escobar
–Graduated with Departmental Distinction in Art
–1998 Arkell Hall Award in Art
–1997 Top Honors – Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition
I worked at a greenhouse for several summers. Spending hours planting, pruning and prepping fostered my love and knowledge of flowers.