Designer of the Week - Lee ArtHaus

Hello friends! If you have a soft spot for owls, elephants, squirrels and adorable woodland creatures, then you’ll go crazy for our Designer of the Week. The lovely Nancy Lee from Lee ArtHaus has sent us a gorgeous “Woodland Animals in Tree” print all the way from Seattle, USA!

Children's Art Prints by Lee ArtHaus - Owls, Woodland Creatures

The Product Review

I think it’s fair to say that a work of art featuring woodland creatures is always welcome in any child’s room or nursery. However, in the interest of full disclosure I should say that this particular work of art has earned itself a spot on the shelf in my office! Sorry kids!

Nancy Lee’s artwork is a mixture of rich colourways, interesting textures and pure sunshine and whimsy. Each creature is bursting with personality, and her lovingly designed little owls get up to all sorts of mischief, from flying planes, to zooming around on scooters, sailing the seven seas and chilling by the campfire. Her pricing is reasonable, and with dozens of designs to choose from you’ll have no trouble at all creating your perfect wall makeover.

The Verdict… Warm, Welcoming and Whimsical

The Indie Label

Nancy launched her business, Lee ArtHaus, in August 2008. During her college years, she enjoyed studying the Bauhaus period and chose her business name as a play off the word “Bauhaus” whilst also incorporating her surname, Lee.

The Creative Mind

Nancy is Mum to 4 year old Truman, who was the initial inspiration for the artistic direction of Lee ArtHaus… “After giving birth to my son, I was inspired to draw owls and woodland animals because I was looking for art other than cars, dinosaurs, and airplanes, etc. to decorate my son’s nursery. I also wanted to introduce some different color palettes instead of the typical primary colors.”

The Whimsical Spirit

Before we leave you today, we’ve asked Nancy to share three interesting facts about herself… “I love cooking fancy dinners. I once spent a whole summer just cooking French food.  I also enjoy snowboarding with my family in Whistler. Another hobby that I enjoy is jewellery making. I often make earrings to match an outfit if I cannot find something that I like at the department store.”

The Handmade Collection

All of the Lee ArtHaus designs are printed on a high quality Epson Ultra Premium Presentation Matte paper with Epson Archival Pigmented Ultrachrome inks. This ink is rated lightfast for more than 100 years. I spent the better part of half an hour just choosing which images to include in today’s showcase. These are a few of my personal favourites, but you can visit Nancy’s Etsy store to view the entire collection.

Children's Art Prints by Lee ArtHaus - Owls, Woodland Creatures

Children's Art Prints by Lee ArtHaus - Owls, Woodland Creatures

Children's Art Prints by Lee ArtHaus - Owls, Woodland Creatures

Children's Art Prints by Lee ArtHaus - Owls, Woodland Creatures

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