We are thrilled to introduce you to one of our new artists whose beautiful watercolors are sprinkled throughout our 2023 Holiday Collection! Paige Spearin is an artist and surface designer based in Winnetka, Illinois specializing in creating fine art, illustrations, textile designs and stationery. She works in many mediums from India ink and watercolor to gouache and oil paint. Her work is gestural and often includes decorative elements and patterns. Her fondness for interior design, parties, travel, and a charming bar are often reflected in her work. Paige has also been designing prints for Lilly Pulitzer since 2008.
Paige’s holiday collections are reflective of some of her favorite Christmas traditions. “My ‘Crackers and Crowns’ Collection is inspired by our Christmas dinner table, always set with paper crackers,” Paige said. She loves trimming the tree following after her Mom, filling every branch and hanging generous amounts of antique mercury glass bulbs, birds and a quirky mix of ornaments. “I also put a lot of care into wrapping Christmas presents by collecting pretty ribbons and tucking a little gold tinsel into the bows of each gift. I’m so excited to use the Dogwood-Hill gift tags and wrapping paper this year,” Paige said.
The artwork from Paige’s Christmas Angel Collection was born straight from scenes in her kitchen each December with her sons. “My family makes angel cookies every year and I spend an absurd amount of time and effort decorating them. This year my oldest son is 3 and he will love frosting the cookies, or at least eating them! Having little children has made Christmas even more magical,” Paige said.
We have included our Q&A with Paige below in addition to a peek of some of our holiday products featuring her artwork in our newest collection. Be sure to head to our website to see all of the new holiday products featuring her artwork, like her fun wrapping papers – Christmas Village and Nutcracker March!
Q&A with Paige:
Dream Destination: So many places! I would love to visit Capri, Santorini or Switzerland. I’m also craving a trip back to Paris.
Your artistic style: My style is gestural, whimsical, colorful and often includes pattern and decorative elements.
Most magical place you have visited: The Hotel Il Pellicano in Porto Ercole, Italy is heaven. I spent a week there on my honeymoon and loved every minute.
Ideal dinner date: Julia Child or Ina Garden.
Life-changing read: Harry Potter
Favorite recent film: To Catch a Thief
Go-to takeout order: Thai
Power color: Pink, blue and green, I can’t pick one.
Creative inspiration: Travel
Prized possession: My Dodie Thayer lettuce ware
Etiquette tip: Always saying please and thank you and teaching my boys to do the same.
Preferred writing utensil: A pencil, le pen or a black sharpie
Go-to hostess gift: Flowers or wine with a handmade card.
Collect: Matchbooks and table linens.
Childhood dream: Being an artist!
Creative fuel: Coffee, new art supplies, travel, museums, gardens and shopping.
Tool of the trade: India ink and Arches watercolor paper.
Product Photography: Mary Margaret Smith Photography