Born in South Africa and now living in Toronto with her husband, Derek, and daughter, Lily. Carolyn Gavin brings diversity to her artwork with the use of vibrant colours and awes me with her adorable animals. She is inspired by the many places she has lived and visited from the UK, South Africa, Toronto to Belize. She is one of my go to's for colour inspiration. Her style screams flower power in a fresh new contemporary way. Carolyn's work ranges from baby to adult designs found on a variety of products from fabric to paper to zipper cases and totes.
Art is about triggering emotions. Every time I see a Carolyn Gavin design I feel happy. She finds a way to add little details that when I look back on the design, I notice something else that makes me smile. Whether it's a pudgy bird or a dog breed portrait she captures the personality in her subjects.
I've had the opportunity to work with Carolyn and her family when I was a marketing director for ecojot. It was an amazing experience watching her designs come to life on products and meeting so many artists and art enthusiasts. We had some fun times together, especially in New York (see last picture) and I am thrilled to see how she is finally being recognized, close to 100K followers on instagram!! Incredible!
Scroll down to enjoy just a few of Carolyn's designs created for ecojot stationery, fabrics and her etsy shop. Check it out here. My favourite is the lama!
Hope you enjoy the happy art!
Until the next post,