ABOUT COLIN WALTON

This website is a showcase for Colin Walton’s pattern designs, illustrations, printmaking and screen prints. He hopes you find it fun and inspiring. Colin would like to work with designers and manufacturers to produce a range of commercial products, such as wallpaper, furnishing and fashion fabrics as well as a complete stationery range including wrapping paper and greeting cards.

Please contact Colin to see designs in progress and discuss ideas for your unique project.

Unique Pattern Designs

Above are examples taken from my large catalogue of unique pattern designs. They are often based on everyday items, or simple hand-printing techniques. They can all be reproduced in different colours, to create bespoke pattern designs for your product.

The patterns here are all shown as wallpaper, but all of them would work just as well as wrapping paper, furnishing and fashion fabrics, stationery and household items. Please contact Colin to see additional designs and discuss ideas for your unique project.

Latest Collection of Illustrations

These artworks (above) have been created in Adobe Illustrator. There are retro posters with a 70s vibe and tightly cropped graphic images often inspired by my photographs and collection of everyday items.

Please contact Colin to see additional designs and discuss ideas for your unique project.

Colin has been experimenting with low-tech printing ideas for some time. From silk-screen, woodblock, linocut and the latest ones using hand-cut stencils. The first zigzag pattern originated as a linocut, which he was unable to cut accurately due to his painful broken shoulder. So he recreated the pattern and its variations in Adobe Illustrator. It was then possible to print these onto card, which could be cut out to use as a series of templates. Even cutting these out with a scalpel turned out to be far too painful, so he progressed to using a Cricut cutting machine to carve out the new templates from acetate sheets.

Each of the layers of pattern is built up from hand-rolling each colour through a template. Although he planned how the final one would look, he found it was much more rewarding to create new ideas as he went along. Colin used the basic patterns printed on tracing paper to work out where to put each new layer so that it would give an appealing dynamic combination of shapes and colours.

Now with numerous variations, Colin thinks they could be framed and combined to give unique wall art perhaps for designers and architects or used in public places. Contact Colin to see additional designs and discuss ideas for your unique project.

Unique Screen Prints

Art college is a great introduction to screen printing. It is only when you try to create screen prints at home that you realise there is a lot more to the process. All of these screen prints have been created on a kitchen table using a bridge of masking tape at two corners to hold the paper in place.

This is the latest set of prints called Wriggle. For each colourway Colin started with his original design, then rather than a long print run of identical ones, worked on creating multiple variations. He altered the registration and moved the screen to create effectively unique one-off prints.

These are a small selection from each colourway. See more details of Colin’s inspiration for this design as well as other screen prints.

Please contact Colin to see additional designs and discuss ideas for your unique project.

See More on Instagram…

If you would like to see more examples of my work, visit my page on Instagram, or click the button opposite to see my Instagram Feed. Sometimes related to current projects, other times simply a visual comment.

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