Welcome to Elise Pilkington

I am Printmaker based in Newcastle, Staffordshire. My studio is based in my old family home that my husband and I fully renovated over ten years ago, not long after sadly losing both my parents within a year. My studio actually used to be a Nail studio where I have a twenty year plus history of creating intricate designs on Nails. Fun fact, I am actually a Champion Nail tech many times over in the UK but I have always had the pull towards the creative industries.

In 2018 I began a different journey and started two years in Graphic design where I fell in love with printmaking. It took me while to figure out how to incorporate these skills into a process I could do comfortably at home. It took me another year to go on and get my Top up degree in Illustration, gaining a First. I graduated from Staffordshire University in June 2021. For as long as I can remember I have LOVED animals and that’s what I always chose to draw. Clearly that hasn’t changed as my work is all about animals, their cute quirky expressions and our love for them. My work will continue to progress and expand with new breeds and ranges. I have six Whippets of very own,  a legacy from my mum. We have Minnie 12, her daughter Lilu 10, her daughter Mira 6 and her babies, our latest Nova and Koda both two years old. These dogs are the very heart of my home and life of course there will always be a long poky nose or two as I hope my love for my them comes shining through. I’m sure you will see lots of them! I love making people happy and when you walk past my stall I can see my art making you point and smile, that’s the best part of my day!

Thank you for visiting my website and now go and take a look at all my whimsical products on offer, treat yourself or find the perfect gift for the animal lover in your life.

P.S. If you head over to my Commissions page you can order a bespoke print of your own pet!

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