Photo © Tim Courtney

Photo © Tim Courtney

Hello! 

I'm an illustrator based in the Southside of Glasgow, Scotland. 

Working from my home-studio, I create greetings cards and prints, as well as privately commissioned pet portraits and other things. Almost exclusively working in gouache and ink, my approach is a balance of expressive mark-making and attention to detail. I always aim to create illustrations which are full of character. A lifelong animal lover, my main source of inspiration comes from nature, and in particular the things I sees whilst walking my dog. When not at the park with the dog, I can usually be found working on new illustrations and pet portraits, surrounded by paper, paint and plenty of scribbles.

 Alongside drawing, my favourite things include dogs, the seaside, grey knitwear, Nigel Slater cookbooks, and anything stripy or turquoise.

My cards and prints are available to buy in some lovely shops across the UK (see below), and over on Etsy too. I have a wholesale catalogue available to retailers interested in stocking my cards & prints - just get in touch to request either a PDF or paper copy. 

If you'd like to get in touch, just send an e-mail over to hello@fionapurves.co.uk

Current stockists:
ArtRoom32, Edinburgh
Cambridge Contemporary Crafts, Cambridge
Curiouser and Curiouser, Edinburgh
Homes and Interiors, Glasgow
Pencil Me In, Elgin
Sunshine no.1, Glasgow
The Elba Gallery, Milngavie