Marcella Wylie

‘A thing of beauty is a joy forever: its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness.’ – John Keats


Marcella Wylie

Marcella Wylie studied Textile Design at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee graduating in 2008. Her background in textiles is very much connected to her work, which is flora and fauna inspired. Marcella enjoys celebrating the extraordinary diversity of nature, its shapes and forms as well as its bold and sometimes unexpected colour.

Marcella Wylie is one of Scotland’s most highly sought after and emerging textile designers and illustrators, marking a year of substantial growth and expansion with her products, artwork and designs. Her business was initially developed with the assistance of Princes Trust. Since then she has gone on to work with both private and corporate clients, including Lewis Moberly and an iconic international drinks company. The young illustrator’s work was selected for publication by the Association of Illustrators (Images 35 – Best of British Illustration). Her paintings and illustrations are often mixed media but the use of watercolour alongside vivid, vibrant inks feature heavily in her work resulting in strikingly beautiful, ornate and eye-catching pieces.

The accessories Marcella creates are stocked by independent boutiques and shops across Scotland, including the prestigious Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh, providmg a fitting setting for her botanically inspired work. The location also provided the perfect backdrop for a photo shoot with Scottish photographer Simon Lees of her latest collection of limited edition silk scarves and luxury accessories.

The products Marcella creates are designed to be fun and to literally brighten up your day. She goes to great lengths to make sure every product is lovingly designed and made in Britain. The ever growing collection of her work not only includes illustrations and paintings but printed accessories including canvas tote bags, cushions, phone cases and silk scarves which make ideal gifts.

Alongside her bright and bold artwork and accessories, Marcella has worked as a freelance illustrator attracting a wide variety of clients with her unique style. Marcella has worked with large corporate clients from advertising and editorial to packaging and publishers. Recently she assisted the ever successful illustration duo Good Wives and Warriors with their colouring in book; “Alice In Wonderland’ for Penguin books for the publication’s 150th anniversary.  See featured article by Amelia’s Magazine here.Alice in Wonderland by Good Wives and Warriors


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