IN 2018 WE COLLABORATED WITH MELBOURNE ILLUSTRATOR
EVIE BARROW TO CREATE EXCLUSIVE RAINBIRD FABRIC PRINTS
Evie wants to live in an illustrated world where cosy homes, well read books and kindness rule!
An artist and illustrator, Evie merges the nostalgia of the handmade with quirky and contemporary design. Her light-hearted, playful view of the world is laid out in pencils, acrylic and textiles, bringing a smile to big and little kids alike!
In collaboration with Rainbird, Evie looked to our Australian heritage using native flora and iconic architecture as the subject for her artworks. Featured as a series of fabric prints throughout the range – inside and out of the jackets! Evie Barrow’s art brings a uniquely Australian touch to your weatherproof wardrobe. Who said raincoats can’t be stylish!
What first drew you to being an artist?
If I go way back it began watching Saturday morning cartoons as a kid. I was addicted to them, it was the best part of my week and like many kids, I’d try to draw my favourite characters. Although I was always dissatisfied that I couldn’t recreate the smooth flat colours that I saw on screen with my coloured pencils. This eventually lead me to a career in graphic design and more recently I’ve turned my focus to art and illustration.
How has your style developed over time?
I’ve always been drawn to character design, bold colours and creating by hand. Originally I worked with textiles, hand sewing characters that I’d designed. These characters started as drawings until drawing them became my main focus. In the past few years especially I’ve experimented a lot and because of that, I feel like my style is still developing. In some ways, I’m heading full circle back to my days as a kid, coloured pencil in hand.