Welcome to Sweet Pea Designs created by Emma-Jayne Bourne specialising in original watercolour paintings. My business is based around the love I have for the countryside and passion I have for being creative, sharing this dream with my supportive husband Michael and daughter Rosa.
My collection of paintings are inspired by growing up in the Staffordshire countryside. Enjoying the seasons, collecting natural objects to paint, print with and enjoy those muddy walks in my favorite autumnal season. Warming up by the fire with a cosy mug of tea and toasting tea cakes.
Now living in the Peak District my roots are firmly settled in the tranquil Derbyshire countryside. I find constant inspiration out in the fields that surround our village, inspiring views and livestock with plenty to photograph and engage with. Constantly being excited to create the next painting or to design the next illustration. I work from my country kitchen studio and take inspiration from the seasons and the bespoke home accessories and art pieces I have collected over the years.
Having a BA Honours in Contemporary Crafts and over 17 years experience in creative industries and educational settings, I am combining my qualifications and skills to create Sweet Pea Designs.