Almathea Rose was born in 2012 as the creative vision of print designer and illustrator Katie Pugh. The Central Saint Martins School of Art graduate has worked in the fashion industry for over 10 years and so Almathea rose was created as a way of owning unique pieces that are timeless in their beauty.
The designs are created in the studio in the picturesque settings of the Wirral as original watercolour paintings and printed with state of the art printing methods which allow the paintings to come alive on fabric whilst retaining their intense colours, detail and texture.
The whimsical designs are inspired by the natural world, mixed with folklore and imaginary tales of fairies and enchanted gardens, using references to the Pre-Raphealite artists such as J.W.Waterhouse, Gabriel Dante Rossetti, Orientalist paintings and the decorative style of Gustav Klimt, Shakepeares ‘A Midsummer Nights Dream’ and age old fairytales.
Our designs are a modern take on the idea of beauty held by the Pre-Raphaelite artists. Our scarves and cushions give you the chance to own a unique piece of art which livens up any outfit or home! Our mural services give you the opportunity to make your space unique with a painting which is designed exclusive to you.
Almathea Rose was delighted to have received some support from the Rural Development Programme for England administered by Mersey Rural Leader. The funding was vital in supporting this new business with the purchase of specialist equipment and help with creating a brand, photographs of products and a website with ecommerce facilities.