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September 21 2020

our new christmas card has arrived!

We’re thrilled to announce that our 2020 Christmas Card has arrived! 

This year, our exclusive card has been designed by Vanessa Bowmanwho is an acclaimed, Dorset-based, contemporary artist in oils.

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As you can see, Vanessa’s beautiful paintings observe the simple beauty of the everyday surroundings of her native countryside, observing the pattern and texture of the natural landscapes found close to her home. She consciously captures richly detailed still lifes in whimsical paintings, using her innate sense of colour to create a jewel-like effect. 

Vanessa’s hope for all her work is that it will evoke joy in the eye of the beholder and we’re certain that her gorgeous painting for our card will do just that when you send festive wishes to your family and friends. 

Having come from a family with longstanding artistic tradition, Vanessa graduated from Winchester School of Art with First Class Honours in 1993 and worked for 10 years in printed textile design, whilst also supplying galleries with her paintings. 

Once she had settled with her husband and family in her native West Dorset, she decided to commit to painting full-time from her garden studio, working towards art fairs and exhibitions with her UK galleries. 

Her work has been used for numerous illustration projects, including House & Garden magazine, Farrow & Ball and indeed Highgrove Estate, who last year entrusted her with bringing their very own Christmas card to life. 

We are so grateful to Vanessa for lending her wonderful artistic talents to Horatio’s Garden and we hope that they bring a little festive magic to the lives of you and your loved ones this winter.

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Our cards, their envelopes and external packaging are all made from chlorine-free, FSC certified paper. They are recyclable, biodegradable and compostable. The card is printed with vegetable inks.

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