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    Claire Softley: Cats (detail)

Illustration: It doesn't get lovelier than Claire Softley. She even has a nice name.

Posted by Maisie Skidmore,

If you’re finding the midweek morning a little too much to bear it might well be worth you stopping off for a healthy dose of Claire Softley’s charm. The illustrator works in a unique blend of collage, ink, geometric shapes and paint to create pastel-led images which are striking for their mixed media appearance as much as for their underworked simplicity. Her series of motel rooms feature an especially gorgeous array of fabrics and textiles rendered in ink, and if it is charm that you’re after, don’t miss the cats. Everybody loves a cat.

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Posted by Maisie Skidmore

Editorial Assistant Maisie joined It’s Nice That fresh out of university in the summer of 2013 and has stayed with us ever since. She has a particular interest in art, fashion and photography and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.