Studio Visit: Screen Printing my Butterfly Print Collection

Inspired by Pop Art prints of the Sixties.

December 21, 2016

Hello Birdie! "Swallow Print" in Amethyst Orchid and Biscay Bay

The combination of the jewel like tones of Amethyst Orchid and Biscay Bay was really fun to get just right for this new print.

good things come in pairs

My favourite pairings of limited edition prints. See, it's EASY to start a collection!

Seaside Charm >>

Bigger Boat + Fish & Chips

Monochrome Magic >>


Fun & Fruity >>

Bananas & Watermelons


March 09, 2015

In the studio: printing "Crocodiles"

I have a new design: "Crocodiles"! Had a lovely day in the studio on Friday printing my hand drawn illustration. 

September 08, 2014

NEW silkscreen print "Lake Boathouse"

Hey guys, I've got a brand new limited edition silkscreen of only 50 prints called "Lake Boathouse".

Printed by hand in my West London studio, this four colour print was so much fun to do. I love how the colours came out - it really makes you think of kayaking on crystal clear waters along tree-lined shores. I can smell the fresh air! There is something distinctly Scandinavian about this print.

"Lake Boathouse" is available HERE in the Mengsel Shop.

Please scroll down to see images of the making process of this limited edition print.

Colours mixed and ready to go.

Lining up the little red kayaks

Red layer being pulled. Aaah, fresh ink.

Red layer done.  Now it just needs to dry before the last green layer.

Making sure the green tree layer is perfectly in line before pulling the ink.

Pulling the green ink through the fine mesh screen onto paper.

Drying between layers.

colour of the day: ultramarine green

I always have such a tough time naming my colours (a fine balance) and I've decided that it is about time that I invest in a Pantone colour chart (a bit pricy, but worthy it). I printed a new edition of 50 prints in my popular "Bigger Boat" design at the end of last year, before going on my travels. The previous edition in turquoise green is now completely sold out and I've listed my new edition and the colour is... ULTRAMARINE GREEN!

Did a bit of research on the colour and it just so happens to be on the Pantone Colour Fashion Report for Fall 2012. Have a look below at all the other colours, very beautiful. Definitely a lot of inspiration in there.

You can purchase the brand new "Bigger Boat" hand pulled silkscreen print in ultramarine green HERE at the Mengsel Shop.

Bigger Boat silkscreen print in ultramarine green at Mengsel

A few more ultramarine green inspired fashion...

ultramarine green skinny jeans at Current Elliot
NARS eyeshadow duo in misfit
Seck MT shoes in ultramarine green at Onitsuka Tiger
ultramarine green dress at Zara

Say hello to Hello Polly

G'day my Australian friends! I have a new stockist in Melbourne, Australia. Hello Polly just opened its online shop and was set up by Sarah Kelk (formerly of The Red Door Gallery in Edinburgh - another stockist of mine). Sarah has a fantastic eye for spotting smile inducing designs from some of the most talented designers, including Elsie Dodds, Lisa Jones and Snug.

A selection of Mengsel prints can be purchased at Hello Polly, including "Fish&Chips", "Moka Express", "Retro Roosters", tea towels and cushion range.

Here's a few of my favourite picks from the site. Visit Hello Polly at the following link:

Olaf cushion, Lisa Jones
Blue Flowers Wrap, nineteenseventythree
Things to Do Notepad set, The Small Object
A print, Elsie Dodds
...c'mon, I HAD to pick on of my own designs! Bigger Boat cushion cover, Mengsel

Affordable Art Fair Battersea

Mengsel prints (framed and unframed) will be for sale at the DegreeArt stand (G12) at the Affordable Art Fair Battersea from October 19th - October 24th. You can get your hands on some of my most popular prints, including Moka Express, Fish&Chips, Robots in Love, Whale and Bigger Boat. The fair is a great way to see my work up close if you are interested and just a fun day out, viewing all the talented artists' work.

More information at DegreeArt's blog:

You can see some of my prints at the show in the image below... Have a great weekend!