Killashee Hotel is located 30kms from Dublin City, set amidst the lush rolling countryside of County Kildare. From the Victorian grandeur of the Original House, to the acres of splendid gardens and gloriously wild woodland and trails, it is a truly enchanting place to visit. On my first visit I was very lucky that one of the Gardeners give me a tour of the surrounds and told me stories of the cherished plants and wildlife. This became my inspiration for the series of Illustrations and patterns.
Design agency Neworld associates asked me to create a series of illustrations that celebrate the unique history and natural beauty of Killashee and it's surrounding historical gardens. Their new brand concept is strongly influenced by the lush gardens and the hotel’s striking architecture, they wanted a visual style with a firmly modern feel and a simple yet evocative colour palate. The botanical illustrations focus on the unique exotic flowers and plants that have been lovingly preserved by the gardeners for generations.