I use the surface of the ordinary lampshade like an extraordinary canvas surface. Nearly any subject matter is appropriate but I mostly paint the megalithic standing stones.
Springtime usually inspires me to create a floral range. The lighthouses on the many outer islands are varied and their individuality works well on a lampshade. Animals found on Orkney are also good to go around a shade. I have also been inspired by the designs incised on stone currently being studied from the excavation at the Ness of Brodgar. Sometimes it is fun to design something topical and so I have painted designs using a simple heart as inspiration.
Send me with your shade and an idea, and see what happens! Please contact me directly about these bespoke lampshades. Check if any are available at https://jeannebouzarose.me NOTE: the lampshades best suit European lamps.