Shirley Copperwhite is a Pattern Designer and Illustrator who lives with her husband and two children in a quaint red brick Victorian house in Dublin, Ireland. Having worked in Graphic Design, she always loved making surface pattern designs so she set up her own company to follow this dream. Shirley also creates textiles such as homewares, high quality accessories, art prints and cards for sale in selected shops in Ireland, the UK and online.
When she's not working at her seaside studio in south Dublin, she looks forward to trips to places such as the Portuguese island of Madeira renowned for its beautiful flowers and plants and of course its annual flower festival. Traveling helps to fuel her ongoing obsession with nature, pattern and colour and provides lots and lots of inspiration. Shirley says her formula for good design is to love life and colour, and to have a quirky sense of humour with an ability to think outside the box. Shirley loves designing for fabric, and adores really good chocolate, old movies and tea! Well you can’t be Irish and not like tea, now can you?!