We’ve collaborated with renowned artist Louise Dear to create this delectable collection based on her painting Yum Yum. We’re sure you’ll agree, it’s a real feast for the eyes…
The crackle of a log fire on a cold winter’s night. The sweet satisfaction you get from a scrumptious slice of cake. The warm embrace of a loved one. They’re all “yum yum” moments in life…something that has been beautifully captured by Louise Dear in one of her most famous and evocative paintings.
With an explosion of bold colour and fiery passion, Yum Yum is just one of the amazing works of art that make up the fabulous Louise Dear bathroom collection. With a full-length wall panel, one of the big bathroom trends for 2021, plus colour-matched baths, basins and accessories from the Artist Collection, you can now enjoy your very own piece of contemporary art every time you shower or bathe.
A bathroom so yummy, it’s almost good enough to eat!
Yum Yum: the inspiration
We chatted with Louise to find out a little more about this particular painting and the inspiration behind it.
Yum Yum is a real riot of colour and one can get a real sense of the passion that went into it. Was there a particular person who influenced this?
My lover. I met him and fell in love and it was passionate and complete. I created this work in the first few weeks of this wonderful affair.
My heart swells with the crashing of the waves, the warmth of the sun on my bare flesh, the budding of a bloom, the swooshing of the golden grass, the delicious smell of my warm lover snuggled next to me.
The expression of these “yum yum” sensations, the sensuality of pure “being” and sheer “joie de vie” are my inspiration. The divine exuberance I feel of simply being a woman, of being alive, are what I portray and endeavour to share with my viewer.
Find out more about Louise Dear and her work by clicking the image above
Is the girl in the portrait based on an actual person?
She is made up: no one I actually know, yet all womanhood, femininity, motherhood and lovers. A representative of unbridled passion, delicious desire, of freedom to feel and ecstasy of existence.
I think we could all do with a bit of Yum Yum in our lives at the moment! Which style of bathroom do your paintings work best with, contemporary or traditional?
Both. My works are vibrant, glossy and contemporary, and I love the contrast and juxtaposition of the old with the new. My own home is full of these contrasts, contemporary art next to tradition and sometimes ancient wooden furniture all with beautiful textures. Fill the room with what you love and it is bound to work.
The Yum Yum collection
Vibrant orange, yellow and pink jump out at you from the stunning Yum Yum acrylic wall panel, providing a gorgeous setting for any shower or bath.
No matter whether you’re looking to put your own spin on a stylish ensuite or have grand plans for a contemporary bathroom, we have a variety of options to choose from. Our wall panel packs are carefully colour-coordinated, with a choice of complementary shades taken directly from the Yum Yum palette.
Looking to add the perfect centrepiece to your beautiful bathroom? Discover our colourful range of baths and basins from the Artist Collection.
The complete bathroom suite (pictured above) is ideal for large, spacious bathrooms, and comes with a rectangular shower enclosure, wall hung toilet and basin, plus a stunning orange “bateau” freestanding bath for maximum style.
If you’re simply looking to add this beautiful work of art to a small space, why not choose this fabulous shower enclosure and panel pack (pictured above)? With a sliding door that’s more than handy in tight spaces, plus a delightful corrosion-resistant aluminium frame, we think you’ll agree it looks absolutely stunning.
More about Louise Dear
Louise Dear is one of the UK’s leading contemporary artists and we’re proud to be working in collaboration with her. You can find out more about Louise Dear and her work in one of my earlier blog posts.
Shop the Louise Dear collection today
Exclusively available at Victoria Plum, Yum Yum is just one of 4 paintings that have provided inspiration for the Louise Dear collection. Browse the full range by clicking on the image below.