Designs: 1960-1969

During the 1960s, we can see Sheila’s work shift towards a period of floral designs.


Sheila was working on illustration commissions for the Natural History Museum and the Botanical Society of the British Isles. These commissions clearly influenced her designs and she produced many floral and nature inspired patterns during this period as is demonstrated here.

The colour palette becomes more vibrant reflecting the prosperous and upbeat mood of the generation. Green, blue and pink shades dominated her work and although her patterns become more painterly and free she often returns to the expressions of the 1950’s.

Throughout the sixties, Sheila’s sold her work to a diverse range of design studios. The stylistic variety of her work is boundless and it is evident she had the ability to adapt to the different demands of each client.