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Red Umbrella

An atmospheric walk down the snowy avenue sheltering under a red umbrella. Painted in acrylic. Commissioned by UKG, copyright UKG.

Keywords: Acrylic, Figurative, Painterly, Family, Greeting Cards, Landscape, People

© UKGreetings

All is Quiet

A miniature pop up scene of a sleeping street and a waiting sleigh. Cut from paper and newspaper. A limited palette of black and whites. Commissioned by UKG, copyright UKG

Keywords: Black & White, Collage, Cut Paper, Silhouette, 3-D Collage, Whimsical, Greeting Cards, Landscape, Urban

© UKGreetings

Must Dash!

A fun winter scene of Santa and friends dashing on a polar bear with presents to deliver. Painted in acrylics. Commissioned by UKG, copyright UKG.

Keywords: Acrylic, Whimsical, Animals, Character Development, Family, Greeting Cards, Holidays, Landscape

© UKGreetings

Paper cut floral bouquet

Intricate, fine floral wedding design cut into paper and highlighted with pearl and gold foil. Designed as a wedding card, commissioned by Paper Rose. Off whites teamed with pearl and burnished gold foil.

Keywords: Cut Paper, Design, Graphic, Silhouette, Stylized, Botanical, Greeting Cards, Product, Still Life, Feminine

© Louise Polmear

Gatefold Laser Swans

Stylised, elegant folded swans which open out to reveal the inside of the card. Foiled and embossed details enhance the laser cutting. Designed as a greetings card and commissioned by Paper Rose,UK. Off white board highlighted with pearl, burnished gold and emboss, set against a pretty lilac.

Keywords: Cut Paper, Graphic, Paper Sculpture, Silhouette, Stylized, Animals, Greeting Cards, Nature, Wildlife, Feminine

© Louise Polmear

Time for tea

Bright, summery watercolour illustration designed for a greetings card, part of the range Lovelily. Commissioned by Paper Rose,UK. A bright, pastel palette highlighted with touches of rose gold foil.

Keywords: Design, Lettering, Mixed Media, Painterly, Watercolor, Floral, Greeting Cards, Still Life, Lifestyle, Feminine

© Louise Polmear

Pastel Swan

A serene swan drawn in pastels contrasting against a velvet black background. Commissioned by UKG, copyright UKG.

Keywords: Black & White, Fine Art, Pastel, Animals, Greeting Cards, Nature, Wildlife

© UKGreetings

Winters Dusk

A pink winter sun setting over a snowy landscape. Painted in acrylic. Commissioned by UKG, copyright UKG.

Keywords: Acrylic, Fine Art, Painterly, Greeting Cards, Landscape, Nature

© UKGreetings

Springtime Walk

A charming little rabbit out for a walk and looking at the flowers. A collage of painted and pencil drawn pieces combined in a 3D collage. Commissioned by UKG, copyright UKG.

Keywords: Collage, Cut Paper, Mixed Media, 3-D Collage, Watercolor, Whimsical, Animals, Character Development, Greeting Cards, Wildlife

© UKGreetings

Louise Polmear


I am a freelance designer/illustrator who has worked in the worlds of textiles and greetings cards for many years. I can work in many media and styles including paper engineering, embroidery, acrylics and watercolours. I have a good background knowledge of production processes after many years of product designing. I am open to all sorts of freelance design opportunities.


Acrylic, Black & White, Collage, Cut Paper, Design, Figurative, Fine Art, Graphic, Lettering, Mixed Media, Painterly, Paper Sculpture, Pastel, Silhouette, Stylized, 3-D Collage, Watercolor, Floral, Whimsical


Animals, Botanical, Character Development, Family, Greeting Cards, Holidays, Landscape, Nature, People, Product, Still Life, Wildlife, Lifestyle, Feminine, Urban