by Connie Peng
My creative journey began with a fine art background. In my studio I paint and draw. I take that same sense of exploration into design and illustration. I find infinite possibilities in cables, colorwork, lace, and textures in knitwear design. After making some illustrations of techniques for my patterns, I found myself designing lace shawls so I could draw them. This led to the beginning of my illustration work. I use a variety of media, from colored pencils, gouache, to digital. Textiles have been a continuous theme in my illustrations, along with story telling and snapshots of daily life.
When I am not creating, I teach art at a local college and knitting at special events including Vogue Knitting Live.