The wall As canvAs #As_CanvasFebruary 12, 2019
Wallpaper design inspired by art and nature
“There’s lot of water colours, quick drawing, sketches — from there patterns evolve.
The work is scaled large, a feature that reflects a love of post-war abstract expressionists like Mark Rothko, who were “thinking about the wall as canvas, making paintings to journey through.
“I like water colour to layer up and build colour and intensity,” she says, “and I like colour that transitions from dark to light.”
Hayes’ career began as a graphic artist before she moved into fashion, where she says her love of textile and print came together.
With my interior work, I really enjoy working on designs with longevity.”
You are working to a brief and you have to communicate certain things.
“There is a lot of technical thought that goes into it.
Other times you really love a work but there is just something that needs to be resolved.