Nina Polli

by Nina Polli in Salasc, Hérault, France

We did it
On 13th January 2021 we successfully raised £3,464 with 37 supporters in 56 days

To create a beautiful online web shop and expand my art to homeware and clothing.

by Nina Polli in Salasc, Hérault, France

Hi I'm Nina. I’m a Scottish artist and illustrator living and working in the South of France. 

I trained as a textile designer, but more recently I worked in London as a fashion stylist. Three years ago I moved with my two year old son to the Languedoc region of Southern France. I loved my work and life in London, but I had a deep longing to bring my son up in the countryside, living a simpler, more sustainable life close to nature. 

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Finding paid work here was not easy, but that became the push I needed to rediscover my creative path and share my vision of the world. After 18 years, I began painting again.

I have been gradually building up my portfolio of watercolour paintings. I am greatly inspired by the nature that surrounds us: the abundance of wild flowers and birds, the changing seasons and the beauty that continually unfolds. 

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'Flying grey jay'

I strive to capture the simple delicacy of nature, and the light and love that exudes from its uncontrived beauty. In a world so fraught with worry and anxiety to behold a simple flower can remind us that the beauty and love that we seek, is all around us. Nature is our great teacher, to discover nature is to discover ourselves. 

I am already making cards and limited editions of my work, selling on Etsy and local markets. I have also designed and printed personalised stationary, invitations and greetings cards. 

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A7 cards for flower boutique 'L'atelier Floral'

When people receive my art, they receive a little bit of love and inspiration. On my instagram page, I share a message of hope. I'm so happy when I receive feedback from people saying that my artworks and messages have brought them some peace and joy.

This kind of feedback makes me want to produce more. In the future, I would love to produce bed linen, curtains, fashion, stationary, calendar's... the possibilities are endless...

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It is my dream to find worldwide suppliers of my cards, create a beautiful website that is easy to navigate and captures the beauty of the Nina Polli brand, and produce a small sustainable homeware, children's and womenswear collection.

In order to grow I need to buy a small amount of  essential equipment, but I don’t have capital of my own to invest. So I need help to raise a limited sum now, and once I have this I will be able to generate income to cover on going expenses.

I am endeavouring to raise £5000 to do the following:

  • create an online shop
  • print fabric for the production of cushions, tea towels, a girls dress and a woman's blouse
  • purchase cards, envelopes and packaging

I would be so grateful for any help to make this dream a reality and create more of what you see here! Follow along with my story on instagram @little_and_wild and thank you so much!

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£50 or more

£50 Reward

You will receive a limited edition signed A5 art print.

£100 or more

£100 or more

You will receive an A4 limited edition signed print and a set of four cards.

£300 or more

£300 or more

You will receive an A4 limited edition signed print, a linen cushion and a set of four cards.

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