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PUBLISHED: 11:52 22 November 2016 | UPDATED: 11:56 22 November 2016

Norwich artist Fiona Bishop at work on her fairy woodlandscapes

Norwich artist Fiona Bishop at work on her fairy woodlandscapes

Copyright: Archant 2014

A Norwich artist is bringing a sprinkle of glitter to the run-up to December 25

Brushes, pencils, glitter and stars, all part of the media Norwich artist Fiona Bishop uses on her Porch Fairy designsBrushes, pencils, glitter and stars, all part of the media Norwich artist Fiona Bishop uses on her Porch Fairy designs

The rising excitement of opening the doors of an Advent calendar each day as Christmas nears has been captured by Norwich artist Fiona Bishop. She has designed a beautiful Advent calender which features her signature Porch Fairies. This world of woodland folk, who inhabit Fiona’s cards, pictures and stationery, is full of humour - and glitter - with jokes and sparkles bringing the illustrations to life.

And for a very special pre-festive treat, Fiona is also providing bespoke personalised Advent calendars with any name illustrated, which are exclusive to Fortnum & Mason in London, and are on display in their Christmas department and available to order on their website, at £30. “We feel very privileged to be working with them on this project,” she says.

Advent CalendarAdvent Calendar

Her hand finished “Christmas Eve and all is well” Advent calendars, priced £9.95, are available from Jarrold’s store in Norwich and the Elveden Estate shop, and other retailers, including Bakers and Larners of Holt, Wroxham Barns, and Very Nice Things in Reepham.

“We are also delighted to be personalising our Christmas cards at Jarrold’s in Norwich at their Christmas customer evening Tuesday, November 15, and at Elveden on Sunday, November 27,” says Fiona, who runs the Porch Fairies business with husband Nick.

Fiona and Nick have also gained the licence to reproduce a range of vintage Christmas cards of using images of charming animal characters by the late English author and illustrator Racey Helps. “When I was a little girl I used to love his illustrations and they have been on my studio shelves of things that make me happy, so we were thrilled to be able to bring them to the public attention again,” says Fiona. w

www.theporchfairies.co.uk

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