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Lisa Grigsby

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Artwork for Lisa Grigsby

Dried floral bouquet

Dried floral wreath

Work in progress


How would you describe the work you do and why?: 

I create beautiful dried floral arrangements for weddings, events and for interior spaces. I also create botanical artworks such as pressed floral artworks and photographic prints. My work is all rooted in a celebration of the natural world and exploring our connection to it.

For you what does being an artist mean?: 

For me my creative practice is a therapeutic tool and a way of slowing down; exploring, appreciating and nurturing my connection with nature and the world around us. I love exploring new techniques and ideas and finding myself in a state of flow.

Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

Down by the river is a creative floral studio run by me, Lisa Marie Grigsby, a floral artist based just outside Hay-On-Wye.

With a background in lifestyle photography and styling for Cornish artists and brands, my love of flowers kept growing leading me to train at the renowned Tallulah Rose Flower School in Bath and onto start hosting my first seasonal workshops. My interwoven skills provide a unique creative flair with intentional use of foliage and textures reminiscent of a childhood spent in the English countryside and an affinity with nature.

I use seasonal and local blooms wherever possible as well as providing a focus on being floral foam and plastic free. I use solely naturally dried flowers in subtle, elegant tones and with no harmful sprays, dyes or bleach. I also create beautiful paper goods and prints including pressed flower artworks.

I am a great believer in the benefits of the natural world on wellbeing and have a focus on sustainability and ethical practice wherever possible.

Your practice & activities include e.g workshops, teaching: 

I host seasonal creative workshops throughout the year alongside bespoke commissions, creating for my online shop and attending local markets.
I am also available for bespoke workshops & private tuition.

CV & Education, relevant & leading to your artistic practice: 

Art Foundation diploma- University college Falmouth- 2009
BA (Hons) Photography- Falmouth University, graduating 2012
Work in styling, production, visual merchandising and photography for various brands and companies in London & Cornwall
Career change course- Tallulah Rose Flower School- 2017
Temporary display team- The Eden Project 2018 - 2019
Owner- Down by the river florals- Wedding florist, workshops & events -2017 onwards
Before exploring & specialising in Dried flowers as a floral artist in 2023

Your gallery outlets/stockists: 

I have an online shop and am currently exploring new stockists for my paper goods.

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