Isabelle Hayman

Isabelle Hayman is a French artist based in London. She trained as a textile designer at the ESAA Duperré and completed a Master of Fine Arts at Paris 1. Her childhood connections to Africa and a love of travel deeply influence her work.

Her background in textiles and decorative arts as well as her passion for books and travel inform her creative process. Her work focuses on both decorative art and portraits. Motifs and textures from different cultures and eras are juxtaposed to create a wonderfully maximalist aesthetic.

When asked to describe her creative process, she said: “I like to imagine a universe composed by an eccentric collector, mixing pieces of ceramic or porcelain with a complex grid of patterns, on a background inspired by textiles. Each piece of a drawing is like a puzzle."