This was really a labour of love...I LOVE Anthropologie, LOVE painting and LOVE dogs! It was a win win!
Anthropologie is a very dog friendly store, thankfully! Keith Johnson, head buyer had been shopping for dog related products in Scotland as part of his "Man shops globe" reality show in the US when he first saw my work in Edinburgh. That was my first dealings with them as a company and I went on to supply them with my screen printed bags for gift bags for a charity auction he was holding and he bought one of my paintings for the auction!
Coincidentally, the UK buyer saw my work at a trade fair and also loved it! I was then commissioned to do a range of exclusive paintings for them to sell in their brand new store on George street in Edinburgh. These were screen printed and then brought to life with paint, drawing and collage on wood.
They are a lovely company to work with and very helpful and supportive. I continue to work with them on in store events and charity projects.