Monthly Archives: April 2017

Artist Bob Osborne: My Colourful World

Artist Bob Osborne (AKA Rebel Not Taken) blends the ‘vulgar and the sublime’, taking inspiration from fairgrounds, seaside humour and other aspects of his eclectic childhood. Here, he tells us about the role of colour in his life and in his work… My first colour memory My earliest colour memories were of greys and rusts. Growing up […]

Follower Interview: @theglassisartful

Artist & illustrator Antonia Woodgate, AKA @theglassisartful, studied fine art at college and is a self-confessed colour addict. Her IG feed is jam-packed with beautiful pieces of art she has done herself, including a colourful monogram series. Here, she tells The Colour File’s Martha Roberts what colour means in her life… Can you describe your […]

27th April ’17: Pink & red

Happy Thursday, peeps 🌹💕🌹 OK, so I managed to go two measly days without showing you another @Gucci SS17 outfit. What can I say? I’m utterly besotted with their vintage/boho thing. In my dreams I’m dressed in these outfits (well, I would be if I wasn’t busy flapping my arms like a bird or being […]

26th April ’17: In love with white

Good afternoon, Colour Filers. Now, grab yourself a seat. Ok, are you sat down? I have some shocking news. I’m in love with colour but I’m also in love with white. I know. I told you you’d be shocked. A cup of sugary tea, maybe? Actually, it was, strangely, these rows of white egg cups […]

26th April ’17: Crazy about stitching

Happy Wednesday, lovely people. Unless you’ve been living on another planet (and even then you may have clocked it) you can’t fail to have noticed the profusion of embroidery everywhere SS17. I love any form of stitching, whether it’s crewelwork, tapestry or this embroidered top (found in a charity shop, naturally). Even machine embroidery thrills […]

25th April ’17: Bright stripes

Happy Tuesday, Colour Filers. Well, I say ‘happy’, though my second-in-command isn’t best pleased to be returning to school today (despite the carrot of a Bank Holiday offered in a vain attempt to lift his spirits). If you’re feeling much the same, let me share with you a glimpse of my wonderful (and aptly entitled) […]

24th April ’17: Colour influencers wanted!

Calling all colour-lovers! ❤️🍊🦁☀️💚👕👖👾☂️ This is a shout-out from The Colour File HQ. I’ve got a bevy of exciting colour influencer interviews coming up soon but would LOVE to hear from more of you who’d like to be featured. It gives me such joy to hear what you have to say about colour and I […]