About Sally King Design
I started my journey of art and design studying fine art and fashion design at art school and followed through with graphic design. I remember seeing Salvador Dalí and Rene Magritte’s work for the first time and realising that the world didn’t have to be just what we see but could be a wonderful magical place. I also enjoy calligraphy, illuminated lettering a small sample of which can be seen on my Scribe Shoe. Pyrography is also an interest of mine, I have added a few bits of my work to the end of the Gallery 3 pages.
People often ask me where I get my ideas from..... It can be from anywhere really. A cathedral (Stained Glass Slipper). A boat (All at Sea). A book, I designed a Victorian style boot (Rêver) inspired by The Night Circus a book by Erin Morgenstern. Cobwebs (Gossamer Slipper) and the list goes on as I always say you are only limited by your imagination.
I do favour the unusual or unexpected in art, two of my favourite artists are Philip Jackson well known for his beautiful sculptures and Michael Cheval his works are a wonderful game of the imagination.
I digress, going back to the unusual, that is how the shoe designs started. I wanted to create something that you would not expect to see and use a combination of objects, places and times that would not normally be associated with shoes. I also wanted to keep the fact that the design could still possibly be a wearable item.
A Walk Along The Coast
Willow all wrapped up for winter walk.
Thank you for taking the time to visit, please drop me a line via the Contact page if you have time I would love to hear from you. I hope you have a lovely holiday season and most of all Stay Safe.