Donna Solovei is a little thing. But her work – illustration-based creations adapted to suit different mediums, is pretty big. Hers is a playful, intricate world bursting with life while remaining delicate in its expression. Donna’s most recent obsession has been the merging and melding of animals – an imaginative world of might be’s and could’ve beens where two become one. There is a certain kind of sensitivity to aesthetics in Donna’s work; she employs natural lines, influenced by the textures and shapes of the world around us, to depict her characters. Creating awareness in her own way, Donna’s love for animals is depicted in her drawings. Even as more animal species become endangered, Donna goes beyond the expected to create impossible new breeds on paper – Hycupines and Pythopards roam free in the jungles of this artist’s mind. Wide-eyed in wonder, she puts up on the walls, the things that don’t exist but that she pines to see come to life in the world.
Our wallpaper is custom made to your specifications. Instead of online purchase, we offer a personalized service and liaise directly with you to ensure your order exactly meets your requirements. Please contact us for further enquiries.
Samples are available to help you make decisions and represent the final print however they may not contain all aspects of a design or may contain text or scaled images.
Donna Solovei. Born in South Africa, 1981. Studied at both Chelsea and Camberwell College of Art, London. Exhibited locally and internationally with a range of works varying from Illustration, printmaking, textiles and product. Now living in Cape Town.
This body of work has been produced to evoke emotion and thought. Donna’s work has become a synchronicity of impressions from nature. Water, air, light, and the movement of these elements established a flow for the production of these pieces. It encompasses a broad palette derived from the library of nature. Donna has used many layers of almost transparent ink, and nuances of tone to create a suggestion and reveal a slightness of the delicate and fragile nature of our world.
It’s her translation of textures and color depicted from Cape Town’s environment that we observe and begin to feel through her painting and printmaking.
The wallpaper substrates we use come in a range of finishes suitable for different environments. Each is fire retardant in accordance with EN13501-1:2007. Our paper finish wallpaper is PVC free and 100% recyclable. Printed with non-toxic latex inks and matt UV varnish, providing our clients with an eco-friendly, quality product. Robin Sprong’s customisable prints are endorsed with both Green Guard Gold®️ & UL ECOLOGO.
For information about the various substrates we use - please check our Wallpaper FAQs
Sample lead times are 14-21 days.
Final order lead times 14-21 days.
Shipping price will be confirmed at placement of order.
Cost of samples will be reimbursed on confirmation of an order.
Trade customers customers contact us about sample pricing discounts.