Deborah Crago

Deborah Ann Crago is a talented artist based in West Sussex. Her passion lies in capturing the beauty of flowers and gardens through her intricate illustrations. Some details about her work:

  1. Botanical Illustrations: Deborah creates botanical studies using either watercolor pencils or graphite. Her illustrations focus on single stems or plants, allowing viewers to appreciate the full glory of each flower. These studies are available as originals or limited edition prints. The prints are produced on heavyweight museum-grade digital fine art paper using light-fast inks.
  2. Floral Cards: Deborah’s high-quality botanical cards feature scans of her original watercolor pencil drawings. These cards are available for various occasions and come with a recycled natural brown envelope. They’re blank inside, making them perfect for personalized messages. Additionally, she has a delightful ‘Forget-me-not’ notebook available as a gift.
  3. Textile Artwork: Leveraging her background in textiles, Deborah creates original textile pieces using layers of fabric, hand-pressed flowers, and machine embroidery. Each piece is unique and serves as a wonderful keepsake. She even considers incorporating wedding flowers into her textile art, making it even more special.
  4. Graphite Drawings: Deborah’s large graphite floral studies magnify specific sections of flowers. By removing color distractions, she highlights the intricate details, patterns, and forms of these captivating blooms. These drawings are available as mounted and framed originals or Giclée Limited Edition prints.
  5. Bridal Bouquet Commissions: Deborah loves working on commissions for unique wedding or anniversary gifts. She can create drawings of the full bouquet, individual flowers, or specific floral studies. Whether in graphite or watercolor pencil, each piece is signed and dated, commemorating special moments.

Deborah’s artistic journey began in Cornwall, where she grew up, and she continues to draw inspiration from gardens and the countryside. Her creative background includes studying Woven Textile Design at Loughborough University, and she has over 20 years of experience as an interior textile designer. 🌸🎨

For more information or to inquire about commissions, you can visit her website here. You can also explore her floral artwork on her Facebook page. 🌿