As well as wanting to share with you, my belated Birthday gift of a Birds of Paradise framed picture by Bertie & Jack, which I LOVE – I also want to tell you about the company who made it and how, because I have so much respect for people who come up with an idea and then go and turn it in to a really cool reality.
Bertie & Jack aka Becky and Emma started their cut out personalised artwork in 2010 on a market stall in Bath. They used what savings they had to start up a market stall, pay the first month for the pitch and buy the materials needed. They worked really hard to build their business up – which paid off when John Lewis spotted them and ranged Bertie & Jack in 2013. It’s still growing with friends and fellow parents now being employed … and Becky and Emma’s husbands.
They produce the work by cutting out their hand drawn illustrations from mount board and layering patterns and prints behind the cut out shapes. They were the first to use this method and they do it so well ! All of their designs are created in – house and all made in here in the UK.
The name Bertie & Jack was inspired by their children. They’ve made a lovely little film about their Mum’s business which you can watch here. It’s ever so cute ! You can also the different collections here that you can buy framed or unframed – from Magical to Typographic to Woodland and also the Boutique artwork which includes my Birds of Paradise one – loads to have a look at. The also make cushions – my personal favourite is the Happy Family one.
This beauty will be going up in my craft / study room which I am about to repaint – the stained glass effect of the birds will be incredibly inspiring. The sun shines really beautifully on to the gold and silver birds and makes them shine and shimmer.
Thank you Bertie & Jack, very much, for my artwork. We clearly have a mutual love of colour and birds !
What do you think of the cut out wall art ? Hope you like it as much as I do. Leave me a comment or tweet me @lucylovesyablog. I look forward to hearing your thoughts.
I’m currently working hard at home on my interior design course and will soon be doing colour theory section so can’t wait to write all about that.
Have a good one.
I was sent this piece of art for this Bertie & Jack collaboration. All opinions are my own.