About Obiko

In the beginning

Hi, my name is Linda, born in Oxford, I have from a young age loved drawing and everything to do with paper and patterns. In recent times I  have taken my passion into illustration and painting and now I work in many different mediums including paint, ink, oil pastel and collage.

I studied at the Camberwell College of Arts London, graduating in 1999 with a BA (Hons) in Graphic Design.

After graduation, I continued with my drawing and painting on a personal level until 2010 when I founded the design studio Obiko, based in the seasisde town of Hastings UK, where I currently live.

January 2010, I started to sell luxury stationery to independent local shops in Hastings.
Within a year, Obiko products, could be found in some of the most sort after shops and art galleries worldwide from Liberty in London, Spiral in Tokyo to the Art Gallery North South Wales in Sydney.

March 2015, I changed direction with my artwork, concentrating on more minimal hand-drawn designs.  Much of my work is inspired by plants in the garden, walks in nature and objects of simplicity.

Exhibitions have included:

November 2023 The Crown Hastings solo show 'Secrets From the Greenhouse'

September 2023 Hastings Contemporary group show 'Out Front'

September 2022 group show Summer exhibition at Solaris Print St Leonards-on-sea

August 2020 group show 'Nature Fills a Vacant Space' Priory Meadow Shopping centre Hastings

January 2020 group show 'The Grand Art Sale' Hastings Arts Forum Hastings

September 2019 group show 'People and Place' The Observer Building Hastings

October 2016 solo show 'From Portraits to Patterns' Botany London

October 2015 group show 'Battersea Power Station Art' Battersea Arts Centre London

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