Congratulations to the truly talented Lytham artist and textile designer, Jessica Kirkpatrick, who at 22 has won the prestigious Creative Lancashire Award for Enterprise at UCLan’s recent 2020 Degree Awards Ceremony, which for the first time took place live on-line.

In her final collection, ‘Living Specimen’, Jess combined her talent for drawing with experimental processes such as screen printing and mark making to create eye–catching prints. Jess, a recent graduate of the BA (Hons) Textiles Design programme, said: ‘My lifelong passion for the environment and the living world inspired me to create a body of work which focused on endangered species and the habitats in which they live. I wanted to create designs that can educate people on species they may never have heard about before. Hopefully my work will capture people’s attention and help to start conversations, whether it’s asking about the unusual creature climbing through the branches or, how the print would look as a whole in their home. I try to capture flora and fauna as realistically as I can. In fact, I’ve been making my own scientific discoveries along the way.’

Once again, congratulations from Lytham St Anne’s News – and we look forward to continuing to celebrate your wonderful achievements as you continue your creative, enterprising career. And here below is a selection from Jessica’s most impressive portfolio.  You can enjoy more wonderful examples

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