Madeleine Floyd is one of Britain’s best-loved artists.
Using a dip pen and a pot of ink Madeleine captures the essence of a subject with a minimal and elegant use of line. Her work is sophisticated yet accessible, immediate and soulful, confident and re-assuring.
Through her artwork, Madeleine Floyd celebrates the world around her. In her illustrations Madeleine cleverly documents the personality and essence of the subjects she studies. Amusing notes in her own unique handwriting add subtle humour and an additional dimension to her observations. The enviable draughtsmanship and confident use of colour in her artwork offers originality to an ageless style and brand.
The work of Madeleine Floyd has been championed by the National Trust, Highgrove and other prestigious clients and she has built a fast growing British brand with a widening range of licences including ceramics, mugs, melamine, kitchen textiles, tinware, limited edition prints, gift wrap and stationery.
With an extensive archive of ink and watercolour illustrations together with an innate understanding and appreciation of the contemporary, the brand’s depth and diversity lends itself perfectly to high-end products with ambitious quality and personality.
About the Artist
Born in 1969, Madeleine Floyd studied History of Art at the Courtauld Institute, University of London followed by a year’s student internship with one of Britain’s most highly respected couture fashion houses, which contributed and affirmed her love and experience in design. Madeleine then studied Fine Art and Illustration at Camberwell College of Art, London. She has achieved great success in both fields. Her illustrations, watercolours and oil paintings are much loved and have been published and collected around the world. Working from her studio in London, Madeleine’s paintings include evocative figurative works and enigmatic abstract pieces.
Following the success of writing and illustrating two children’s books, Captain’s Purr and Cold Paws, Warm Heart, Madeleine went on to produce the hugely popular Birdsong series, which offered a written and illustrated celebration of British birds.
Public commissions are numerous and currently include collaborations with Highgrove and ongoing brand development work with Chewton Glen and Cliveden. A stationery shop in the Rue de Faubourg St Honore, Paris, once dedicated an entire shop window to her cards and prints.