My name is Isabelle but I use the short version of Zaza for my art. All my pictures have a small zz cut out in the corner as my trademark. Since I have taken a studio amongst the creative community of Banks Mill in Derby, I have been working full-time creating as many pictures as makes me happy. Having a separate studio space outside of home has been very beneficial for my mental health and creativity. I now have a reason to leave the house!
I specialise in hand-cutting my designs with a scalpel and layering vibrant coloured fabrics to create bold and contemporary pieces.
I find my inspiration all around me, but I look for subjects best suited to my medium. Architecture is one of them – from the intricate ironwork of a balcony or doorway, to a pier and beach, or a Yorkshire coastal town. I also love plants, from the foxgloves in my garden to a field full of sunflowers. This wouldn’t be complete without the sometimes quirky subjects like a box of clementines or a bowl of cherries, which are also great fun to do.
However varied my subjects are, the common thread is a bold, vibrant and very much contemporary style, which you will not see anywhere else.
I look forward to welcoming you to my studio on the first floor of Banks Mill.
I am also happy to discuss any commissions.