Top artists from the worlds of art, drama, illustration, cartoon, fashion design and literature have donated designs for Deckchair Dreams.
Since the launch of the project in 2006, artists, designers and celebrities such as Tracey Emin, Alexander McQueen, Phillip Treacy, Damien Hirst, Sir Peter Blake, Ben Fogle and Quentin Blake have donated deckchair designs inspired by London's Royal Parks.
The deckchairs designs are printed onto woven canvases, attached to sustainsable merpauh wood frames to create stunning deckchairs to exhibit and sit on, each summer within the green space of the Royal Parks.
Thank you to Bloomberg and all our deckchair artists who make this project possible. Not only do they help to bring art into the Parks, but they help raise vital funds for our community and education programmes via auctioning original artwork and sales of the deckchairs and tote bags through our online shop.
John Hubbard was born in the USA in 1931 and was educated at Harvard University. In his early 20's, he completed, three years service in the military, based in Japan.Find out more
Jonathan Yeo is one of Britain's best contemporary portrait painters. Almost entirely self-taught, Yeo followed his natural love of painting after an illness whilst studying for a degree in Literature and Film.Find out more
Julia Bradbury is an outdoor enthusiast and one of the most experienced television presenters broadcasting today, with topics ranging from celebrity to consumer journalism, from travel reporting.Find out more
Julie Verhoeven is a true artistic polymath: she’s as much at home as a practising visual artist as she is designing, illustrating, and art directing in both the fashion and music industries.Find out more
Kate Bright was born in Suffolk in 1964 and now lives and works in London. She makes landscape paintings with the addition of glass, glitter, polystyrene and resin.Find out more
Keith Tyson was born in Cumbria in 1969, studying at the Barrow-in-Furness College of Engineering, Carlisle College of Art and then at the University of Brighton. His first solo exhibition was in 1990.Find out more
Ken Russell was a film director with a penchant for the flamboyant, the bizarre and the excessive. Born in Southampton, he served in both the RAF and the Merchant Navy, and moved into television work after a brief affair with dancing and photography.Find out more
Lou Shenghua (born 1966, Zhejiang, China) was a doctor before he entered Zhejiang Academy of Fine Art (now China Academy of Art) in 1988 and got his master degree in 2001.Find out more
Lucy + Jorge ORTA
Lucy + Jorge Orta collaborative practice focus on a number of sustainability issues tackling ecological and social factors and employ a number of techniques such as drawing, sculpture, installation, and photography.Find out more
Luke Jerram is an artist with a multidisciplinary practice which involves the creation of sculptures, installations and live arts projects. He is known worldwide for his large scale public engagement artworks.Find out more
Maggi Hambling was the first Artist in Residence at the National Gallery, London, 1980, and won the Jerwood Painting Prize (with Patrick Caulfield) in 1995. Her work is held in many public collections including the British Museum and the Tate Collection.Find out more
Marc Quinn's wide-ranging oeuvre displays a preoccupation with the mutability of the body and the dualisms that define human life: spiritual and physical, surface and depth, cerebral and sexual.Find out more
Marc Stanes was born in London in 1963. He started photographing natural structures at 14 with a camera borrowed from his father. A photographer for over 25 years, his commissions have taken him all over the world.Find out more
Mark's paintings of specimens - insects, birds and animals are often on a huge scale combining obsessive surface detail with a sensuous precision.Find out more
Mario was born in Lima, Peru, into a family of Irish, Spanish and Italian origins. He began his formal training in photography when he moved to London in 1976 to become one of fashion’s most sought after photographers.Find out more
Martha Freud has a fresh and unconventional approach. Coming to three dimensional design after forging a career in fashion, her aesthetic sensibility is organic, ecologically informed work; influenced by nature and unique in its methodology.Find out more
Mat Collishaw was born in Nottingham in 1966. He went on to study at the Trent Polytechnic between 1985-86, and in 1989 graduated with a BA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths College, London.Find out more
Matthew Williamson is world renowned for his highly recognisable signature aesthetic: a master of print, embellishment, attention to detail and kaleidoscopic colour.Find out more