Elizabeth Ockford is a highly talented and creative artist with infectious energy and enthusiasm. She works with images that relate closely to her childhood memories, and which demonstrate her love of colour and mark making. During a 13 year period with leading wallpaper and fabric designers Osborne and Little, Elizabeth was instrumental in consolidating its position at the forefront of British textile design. In the early 90's she worked with both fabric and wallpaper manufacturers to develop new printing techniques that have now been taken up across the industry.
With a hands-on approach to business, she designed many of the company's best-selling designs, and spearheaded the return of patterned wallpaper to the market in the early 2000's. Appointed as Design Director (2002-2004) Elizabeth was responsible for refreshing the overall image of the Osborne & Little and Liberty Furnishings brands, and contributed to a strengthening in sales figures over the two years.
Elizabeth completed a Masters in Fine Art Printmaking at the London Institute, Camberwell School of Arts, in 2009 and she now divides her professional life between designing textiles and wallpapers for the top end of the Interior Decoration market, with pursuing her own work as a fine artist.
She works out of a studio in the Sussex countryside on an old industrial estate that was once the site of a jam factory, where she has press and facilities to print and paint.