Market Finds: Exploring the Best Local Creators, Makers and…
When wandering around the various markets of Royal Leamington Spa, it’s easy to get lost in the sea of stalls and vendors selling everything from homemade jam to handcrafted jewellery. But one artist in particular, caught our eye – Emily Kaye, a local illustrator with a talent for creating bold, bright, and eclectic artwork that’s impossible to miss. Immediately we snapped up 2 of her prints, “Eat Your Greens” and “Landmarks of Leamington”.
C + S Kitchen.
Artist: Emily Kaye, Eat Your Greens.
Tim pestered Emily for a chat…
Naturally we had to find out more, so a couple of Wednesdays ago we went for a coffee with Emily and ended up with a photoshoot and personal tour of her commissioned mural work in the recently refurbished Leamington Spa Train Station.
This is what we learned…
Emily Kaye the artist.
Emily has been a professional artist for over five years now, but her path to becoming a full-time illustrator was anything but conventional. Before pursuing her passion for art, she worked in product development for renowned companies such as Dyson, and even dabbled in health care design. However, despite her success in these fields, she felt unfulfilled and yearned for something more creative.
Determined to pursue her lifelong dream, Emily took a leap of faith and decided to enrol in a Master’s program in illustration. After completing her studies, she decided to take her passion for art to the next level and work as a full-time artist. Since then, she’s been creating vibrant and eclectic art that captures the imagination of everyone who sees it.
Nowadays, Emily spends her days creating a range of art inspired by the people she meets and the world around her. Her professional work focuses on creating murals for businesses, packaging design, as well as producing illustrations and prints. Her unique, naïve approach to shape and colour is both inspiring and exciting, and it’s clear to see why she’s become such a sought-after artist across the country.
One of Emily’s most notable works is the large mural she created at the recently remodelled Leamington Spa train station. It’s a testament to her skill as an artist and her ability to create artwork that’s both eye-catching and thought-provoking. We were lucky enough to do a photoshoot with Emily at the train station, and it was amazing to see how her artwork has transformed the space.
At Cora + Spink, we’re passionate about supporting local businesses and artists, which is why we’re thrilled to be working with Emily. Her artwork is a perfect match for our brand, and we’re excited to see how we can collaborate in the future.
Working with local artists has become a positive and fun way to do business, and it’s clear that Emily is leading the way when it comes to the art scene in Leamington Spa. Her artwork is a testament to her talent and her dedication to her craft, and we can’t wait to see what she creates next.
So if you’re in the Leamington Spa area and looking for some amazing artwork to brighten up your home or workspace, be sure to check out Emily’s work. It’s not often that you come across an artist with such a unique and inspiring style, and we’re lucky to have her as a part of our local community.
We love in Leamington.
Some of the places we’ve found in our time living in Leamington.
Ember Home – Family business specialising in Indian handicraft furniture and home accessories.
We Love Pizza – The best – absolutely the best pizza experience.
Red Hot Mamma – The best – the absolute best pizza experience (we’re aware, but couldn’t decide)
Bar Angeli – cafe / restaurant / bar – perfect any time stop off.
Jephson Gardens – beautiful gardens made the way only the Victorians could. Open landscaped gardens with events through the year.
The Aviary – located inside Jephson Gardens, this cafe, run by the owners of the Larder (Pump Rooms) specialising in natural, locally sourced produce.
Berylune – independent family owned business that always has “something”, perfect for home, gifts and plants!
Bombay Restaurant – the best, happiest, and most importantly brilliant Indian style restaurant we’ve found in a long while.
Henderson Hound – wonderful small family owned business catering to all your dog needs.
Action 21 – a must visit antiques / charity / bric-a-brac store with constantly changing stock. A mix of furniture, household items, fashion, textiles and art – all supporting a great cause.
Cafe Desa – beautiful location and food in one of our favourite cafe’s. Brilliant selection of healthy, locally and seasonally sourced fresh vegetables all with a English / Indonesian mix…
Life of Mou – independent shoes for your feet.
Willow and Hive – beautifully handcrafted goods from our favourite Potato lady. Must visit website with constantly evolving collection of goods. From Keyrings to purses, bags and totes with a signature look and style.
You can’t catch me…
Exploring murals of artist Emily Kaye at Leamington train station.