Natural Therapy article Rabb's fringe limbed treefrog Susy Paisley in a flax field in Northern France John Newton screenshot from Nat Unwin's animation

Remembrance Day for Lost Species

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Today, November 30th, is the Remembrance Day for Lost Species – a day to commemorate the many species that are disappearing daily. I have chosen to commemorate the tragic passing into extinction of the last Rabb’s Fringe-Limbed Tree Frog, Ecnomiohyla … Read More

Flax fields in Northern France

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It is late July and the flax plants that were bright green in the mist and rain of early June have now flowered and gone to seed. Flax is the plant that gives us linen: in Latin flax is called, … Read More

The Amazing John Newton, patron saint of the midlife career change

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Amazing Grace was written by John Newton in 1779. My mother’s side of the family – the Newtons – have always liked to claim him as our forebear, although I don’t know of any actual proof. (Nobody in my family … Read More

Animation

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I am so excited to be working with Rochester-based animator Nat Unwin to create short films to tell the stories of the species in my designs. and a short clip for the website. Here is some of her work in … Read More

Bears

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I made some of my sample fabric from the Madidi Clouds design into a bag to be auctioned for the benefit of student bear scientists at the recent meeting of the International Association of Bear Research and Management. This organisation … Read More

Kent Creative Arts Award for Design

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¬† It was a great delight and surprise to win the Design Category of the Kent Creative Arts Award. I met some incredible people and felt thoroughly proud of the county where I live. The design for which I was … Read More

Decorex 2016

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Newton Paisley was accepted to launch at Decorex in September 2016, the premier interior design event in the United Kingdom. I’ve been going to this show just as a fan for many years, and I had a piece of hand-painted … Read More

Sunday Telegraph

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Fellow Whitstable environmentalist Sarah Lonsdale wrote a lovely article about Newton Paisley and the trend for bringing nature into your home for the Sunday Telegraph. She is a wonderful writer and was a pleasure to talk to about my unusual¬†journey. … Read More

Lewa Union

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In May I attended the wedding of dear friends at the Lewa Wildlife Conservatory in Kenya. This incredible place was a cattle ranch 40 years ago and has been transformed by the Craig family into one of the most successful … Read More

Stockholm Design Week

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I was invited by Annika Shelley, the organiser of Hybrid Mode, at Stockholm Design Week, to come and speak about my work. My talk was entitled “More than just pretty pictures: Textiles and the conservation of endangered species.” I talked … Read More