Kitty Arden is a Renaissance woman of enormous artistic talent.
She is an Artist, Designer and Florist of international renown.
Her wide range of talents include her Paintings, exhibited globally, design of her own Kitty Arden range online, flower arranging for the very best of events, internationally, and rebranding companies such as the Royal warrant holding Chocolatier Prestat and design of all of its award -winning packaging.
This seems a wide ranging field and indeed it is but they all include Kitty's exquisite way of using colour and elegant style in all her designs. Her love of bright colours, fun and adventure shines through in all her work. She puts them together in a way that is deeply traditional and cutting edge modern, which is an art in itself!
Kitty Arden's Product Range
Kitty has designed her own range of eclectic products including a range of Ceramics and Bone China, Jigsaws and most recently silk dressing gowns and sarongs: Click here to view the range.
Click here to view a recent article in Vogue about Kitty's Dressing Gown range.
Also she has designed two new Kitty Gifts to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations with a sweet smelling Lavender Bag in a Kitty Gift Box, and "The Absolute Best Floristry Scissors".
She has Wooden Jigsaws of her own contemporary paintings, which are v popular. She also does commissioned Jigsaws such as paintings commissioned by the client and placed onto Jigsaws. Presented in beautiful boxes filled with chocolates, Jigsaw and occasionally cigars! everything you would need to settle down to enjoy a good Jigsaw!
Products have been placed in:
- Nina Campbell, London
- Liberty's, London
- Mitsukoshi, London and Japan
- Beams, Japan
- Lulu Guinness, London
- Meridiana Interiors, Sotogrande, Spain
Kitty has been painting and exhibiting her art since Chelsea and Camberwell Art Schools, where she won a BA in Textiles and an MA in Printmaking. She regularly represented Camberwell at the Royal Academy with her etchings. She has exhibited her etchings at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition several times. Her art can be seen at The Bridgeman Art Library and by appointment at her studio in Chelsea, London.
She paints in oils, acrylic, and produces etchings and monoprints, pencil drawings and mixed media. Her eclectic, fun loving art has an amusing, surreal, cartoon-like quality, sometimes psychedelic and always colourful. Exhibitions include:
- Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions, London
- Australia House, London
- Bruton St Gallery, Mayfair, London
- Lulu Guinness, Knightsbridge, London
- The Ramsay Art Gallery, London
- Marbella Club, Spain
- Sunset Boulevard, Miami
- Bob Marley Studios, Jamaica
- Mixed shows various
Greetings cards of her Art have been distributed internationally for two decades.
Kitty has been decorating special events with flowers along with all her other design work since she left Art School. She has been doing flowers and themed parties in the very best of locations from Royal Palaces to Haute Couture Paris Fashion Shows.
More recently in the summer Kitty decorated Queen Elizabeth's Barge on The Thames for The Diamond Jubilee Celebrations, and click here to read full blog of The Barge decorations with award winning plant company crocus.
She decorates parties and high profile events with the most original and chic of flower arrangements, also using her artistic skills to design wonderful themed events. Click here to view a gallery of Kitty's flower arrangements.
She has done flowers for Parties, Weddings, Films, Fashion Shows and Advertising Campaigns. These include: Fashion Shows for the glamourous Christian Dior Shows, Paris, Christian Lacroix Fashion Shows, Paris, Events in L.A., Andalucia, Spain, Majorca, South Africa ... to name but a few.
Advertising Campaigns for Stella McCartney, the launch of Lily Perfume. Lancome for fashion photographer Nick Knight. Events such as:
- Wedding for Viscount and Viscountess Linley in London.
- Princess Beatrice's 18th Birthday Party Ball with Eric Buterbaugh, the Florist to the Stars in Los Angeles.
- 'Teas at The Dorchester' for Laurent Perrier during Chelsea Flower Show week.
- Design of floral range for multi Gold medal award winning company Crocus.
- Mario Testino's exquisitely chic Ball for the Etoile Awards in London, Piccadilly.
- Victoria and Albert Fashion Couture Ball.
- Anya Hindmarch Gala evening.
Flowers on Films have included:
- 'Orlando' with Tilda Swinton.
- 'Emma' with Gweneth Paltrow 'The Boat That Rocked', including Bill Nighy's Button hole in the wedding scene!
- Princess Cariboo Ballroom scenes.
- Floristry demonstrations at the world famous 'Port Eliot Festival', Cornwall.
Click here to view an article in the Financial Times about Kitty's flower arranging written by Robin Lane Fox.
Kitty's Branding Graphic Art
Kitty designs branding for companies that are starting up or rebranding their images, the most notable being the chocolate company Prestat, a very elegant Chocolatier in the heart of St. James, London. Prestat is proud to be the owner of a Royal Warrant gifted from Her Majesty The Queen; it produces the most delicious of Truffles and Chocolates and has an ever- expanding exotic range.
Kitty has redesigned the shop, rebranded it's logo and all the packaging that has come from Prestat since it's relaunch, around a decade ago. It continues to produce award - winning chocolates and Kitty continues to design ever more illustrious designs, her brand new one being 'The Diamond Jubilee Box'
» Click here to view the Prestat rebrand image gallery:
Prestat was originally a small shop in Piccadilly, which proudly announced in the F.T. that, having brought in Kitty Arden to design everything, sales have expanded by 80%! Their products are now in:
- John Lewis Partnerships in France, Spain, Australia, Japan,Hong Kong, and most recently New York
Truly going global!
A wild and cartoon-like interior of a house designed by Kitty for the interior design show, Decorex.
Commissioned by Gibson Music.