Claire McElfatrick Tropical 500 Piece Circular Jigsaw Puzzle
Tropical is a 500 piece circular puzzle in Gibsons White Logo Collection. This vibrant paradise has been designed by the talented Claire McElfatrick, whose work is inspired by her world. Wherever she travels, she’s drawn to anything with a pattern, interesting colours and texture. Her artwork is a mix of hand-drawn illustration, collage and Mac-based techniques.
Tropical is part of Gibsons range of design-led jigsaw puzzles, especially for adults. With the recent wave of young adults wanting to take a ‘digital detox’ and refrain from using devices that can take over everyday life, puzzling is a popular pastime and an excellent way to relieve stress and focus on the present moment. Their White Logo Collection is perfect for the new wave of puzzlers who are looking for more contemporary designs rather than traditional puzzle scenes.
As with all Gibsons jigsaws, Tropical uses 100% recycled puzzle board, vegetable inks and FSC paper. The beautifully illustrated pieces are designed to fit perfectly together; in fact, Gibsons use the thickest puzzle board on the market. Everyone loves a Gibsons jigsaw, even Her Majesty the Queen has been spotted with one.
An artwork poster is included inside the box for you to reference whilst you piece together your lovely jigsaw puzzle.
About the Artist Claire McElfatrick
Claire McElfatrick Born in Oxford in 1977, Claire grew up in Buckinghamshire, where she spent her childhood days doodling and painting surrounded by glorious countryside. She was never without her sketchbook and pencils and always dreamed of becoming an artist.
Claire studied Fashion and Textile Design at DeMontfort University Leicester and soon after graduating, landed her dream job as a greetings card designer for a leading UK publisher. After a successful 12-year career, she now happily freelances from her home studio in rural Northamptonshire, where she lives with her husband, two daughters and tabby cat, Huey.
She loves pottering around vintage shops and keeps a close eye on trends. When she’s not designing, or running after her little monkeys, she loves to bake and indulge in her passion for films. Her artwork is a mix of hand drawn illustration, collage and Mac based techniques.
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Jigsaw puzzles are a great way to unwind. They demand attention which makes doing them, both absorbing and meditative at the same time. When concentrating on creative pursuits like art, craft or indeed jigsaw puzzles, you subconsciously tune out other distracting thoughts. In essence, your mind goes blank. Furthermore this quieting of the mind is highly therapeutic and forms the basis of meditation practice in eastern religions and philosophies. In Zen Buddhism, every action can become a source of meditation. From simply walking to making things, to doing jigsaws. The art of Zen is to dedicate your mind and thoughts only to the action that you are doing now.
- High quality 500 piece circular jigsaw puzzle
- 49cm diameter
- box dimensions: 20.5 x 20.5 x 5cm
- Artwork poster included inside
- Made from thick, durable puzzle board that is 100% recycled