We’re thrilled to be working in collaboration with renowned British artist Louise Dear. In this article, we take a closer look at one of her new and exclusive bathroom collections and discover the inspiration behind it.
As one of the UK’s most impressive contemporary artists, Louise Dear is famous for her bold and vibrant paintings, which serve up a sumptuous feast for the eyes. Louise’s neo-pop infused works expertly blend a variety of colours, materials and techniques, to capture a spirit that is uniquely hers. Noted collectors include Sir Elton John, Rick Stein and now…you!
With our new and exclusive Louise Dear collection, you can enjoy your very own Louise Dear artwork every time to set foot in your bathroom. Based on 4 of her most famous paintings, in this article, we focus in on Kiss Kiss Bam Bam.
Kiss Kiss Bam Bam: the inspiration
Kiss Kiss Bam Bam is arguably one of Louise’s most recognisable works, with its bold and vibrant depiction of a glamorous lady, resplendent in dark glasses with pouting lips and an explosion of flowers surrounding her. To find out more about this stunning artwork, we chatted with Louise.
What inspired this artwork?
My beautiful girl, my muse, my daughter ... the love of my life and my absolute favourite subject to paint.
What is the story behind the chilli earrings?
One year my work was chosen for The Summer Show at the Royal Academy and I had to attend “Varnishing Day”, traditionally the day when artists put the finishing touches to their work before the show opens. I love the story of Turner attending this day and adding a small splash of red to the foreground of his piece helping it to stand out against his contemporaries. Rebellious Red also represents the rebel with in me.
The original of this piece was created for the Daisy Green Collection of Restaurants and stands over 4 metres tall in their flagship venue in Victoria. I wanted a small “food based” image within the piece and the chillies do this, as well as symbolising the “red hot passion” that I wanted to portray.
Are there features in the artwork that you are particularly fond of? If so, what are they?
Most of the symbols within my works are there for a reason and represent a personal feeling or memory. The 2 huge peonies in the hair are the tree peonies in my best friend’s garden. I love these flowers and Mary calls me each year as they come into bloom so I can nip round and photograph them. They appear in many guises in many of my works and represent our friendship.
The Kiss Kiss Bam Bam collection
The great thing about our new Kiss Kiss Bam Bam collection is that you can go as big and bold as you like, or simply add single items to your overall bathroom design.
One of the most popular single items is the Louise Dear Kiss Kiss Bam Bam roll top freestanding bath, which comes with a choice of either white or chrome ball and claw feet. This elegant tub features motifs lifted directly from the Kiss Kiss Bam Bam painting, working brilliantly well in both traditional and contemporary settings.
Create a stunning back drop to your morning shower with one of our shower panel packs. Featuring a full-length representation of Kiss Kiss Bam Bam, each pack comes complete with a colour-matched panel from our complementary Artist Collection, bringing bold colours to your bathroom or ensuite. You can even buy a single panel, if you so wish.
If you like a certain colour theme, then you’ll love our full shower enclosure suite and bath suite bundles.
Perfect for that unique ensuite, our shower enclosure bundles come complete with matching enclosure, shower, tray, basin, toilet, taps and accessories. They are available in a range of different, eye-catching colour schemes.
Our luxurious bath suites look simply incredible, with a bright and vibrant freestanding bath from our complementary Artist Collection. These complete suites are perfect if you want a bathroom design that really pops but don’t want the hassle of mixing and matching.
More about Louise Dear
If you haven’t already done so, you can find out more about Louise Dear and her new bathroom collection, right here at VictoriaPlum.com.
Shop the Louise Dear collection today
Kiss Kiss Bam Bam is just one of 4 gorgeous and exclusive bathroom collections, designed and created in collaboration with Louise Dear. Why not browse the whole Louise Dear collection today by clicking on the image below?