We chat with contemporary artist Louise Dear and take an in-depth look at our latest collaboration, the incredible Coo..ee! bathroom collection.
“Coo..ee!”, the fabulous painting with an equally fabulous name, is the inspiration behind our new bathroom collection designed in collaboration with renowned British artist Louise Dear.
With its bright, vivid colours and sultry, seductive subject, you can now enjoy your very own piece of contemporary art, every time you set foot in your bathroom. Coo..ee! is just one of 4 stunning paintings that form the basis of the Louise Dear bathroom collection, with a range of colour-matched accessories to help you create the perfect setting.
Coo..ee!: the inspiration
To find out a little more about the inspiration behind Coo..ee!, we chatted with Louise.
The first thing that immediately struck me about this painting is the colour blue. I love it! What inspired your colour palette for this piece?
Coo..ee! Is a cutie! Inspired by 1950s pinups, she’s a flirtatious temptress, seducing us whilst fluttering those mascara laden lashes surrounding her “come hither” eyes. She’s cheeky and fun ... “But oh! All my clothes fell off”!
I originally created this alluring lovely, in three colour ways: splash, blush and bloom. This blue is “bloom”, blues, mauves, silver and white, cool and calming, summer skies and twinkling seas. The cooling colours are perfect in high summer or any time to create a relaxing calm.
Out of the 4 paintings which form the basis for your bathroom collection (Kiss Kiss Bam Bam, The Serenade, Coo..ee! and Yum Yum), do you have a favourite?
I can’t possibly choose... I love each one for a different reason. Each piece was a complete favourite at the time of creating it as I have a total love affair with each work of art during the process. I mean, I love Kiss Kiss Bam Bam because she is my beloved girl and those pink flowers are my absolute fave! But The Serenade is also an extremely sentimental piece as it represents the family, motherhood and love, and each one of the fairies represents one of our children. Yum Yum is my love, my lover, my passion, my partner and then Coo..ee! who represents the cheeky, naughty, flirtatious side in us all ... perfect for a bathroom!
The Coo..ee! collection
Blue is always a popular choice for bathroom designs, which is why Louise’s painting “Coo..ee!” provides the perfect sexy and seductive backdrop to your bathing and showering experience.
Whether you’re looking to spice up a petite ensuite or bring vibrancy to your main bathroom, the Coo..ee! shower wall panel is the perfect starting point, creating an instant masterpiece.
To help you coordinate your colours, we’ve created a series of complementary packs with matching panels from Artist Collection. Choose from navy blue, white, lilac grey and green, all colour-matched to the main artwork.
The shower enclosure panel pack (above) also comes with a stylish rectangular enclosure, complete with easy clean 8mm glass and easy access sliding doors.
Wallow in a sea of blue with this totally luxurious bath suite (above), complete with gorgeous bright blue freestanding bath in a classic “bateau” style. Other classic touches include the high level toilet, pedestal basin and delightful bevelled edge mirror.
For something infinitely more contemporary, we also supply a wet room panel pack (above), which can be used to create an open plan showering space.
Of course, you could simply use the Coo..ee! wall panel itself and create your own bathroom design around it. The possibilities really are endless!
With the Artist Collection, you’ll find plenty of inspiring products in bold and vibrant colours, like countertop basins and freestanding baths, all designed to complement the Louise Dear collection.
More about Louise Dear
We’re proud to be working in collaboration with one of the UK’s most influential contemporary artists. Why not find out more about Louise Dear, including her influences and passions?
Shop the Louise Dear collection today
Coo..ee! is just one of 4 paintings that have influenced the Louise Dear collection, which, we’re delighted to say, is exclusive to Victoria Plum. Check out the complete range by clicking on the image below.