Works of Art

Born in Nottingham in 1973, Samantha Smith (was Neal) now lives in rural Worcestershire with her husband, Mark and chocolate lab Ari. Her continued curiosity in design led her to run her own graphic design business: Alilia, after years working for entrepreneurial clients in London and large UK brands at design power house, Linney Design.

As well as her commercial design business, Samantha creates distinctive collections of art. Once handmade for friends and family only, she launched a collection on notonthehighstreet.com, with pieces on display in a select group of galleries and after being discovered by Heal’s Creative Director, developed several exclusive designs for Heal’s London.

Samantha has created an elegant and original series of unique works of art. Her original collection, called ‘In a Flutter’, is beautifully precision cut and hand arranged. Silhouetted shapes are cut from crisp card and arranged to appear three-dimensional. Minimal framing, such as her signature acrylic box frames, allow the shapes to almost float, creating subtle shadows across the piece.

Inspired by Samantha’s love of interiors and craft, her leap into the art world marked a period of transition in her successful career in the design industry and represented a new level of achievement for the graphic designer and art director.

Each piece is made to order with great care and attention to detail and themes range from Samantha’s original butterfly configuration through to botanical arrangements, love hearts trees and birds.

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IN A FLUTTER (SMALL)

A beautiful, affordable, piece of art. Drop those hints now!

Silhouetted shapes of butterflies and flowers cut from crisp, 270gsm smooth white card, signed in pencil by Samantha in the bottom right-hand corner and framed in a pure white box frame.

Other colour ways available – please email for details.

Height 34cm, width 25cm, depth 3cm | From £95
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IN A FLUTTER (LARGE)

Where it all started, Samantha’s original piece.
Silhouetted shapes of butterflies, dragonflies and flowers cut from 270gsm crisp white card, signed in pencil by Samantha in the bottom right-hand corner and framed in a pure white box frame.

Other colour ways available – please email for details.

Height 70cm, width 70cm, depth 5.5cm | From £395.00
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HEDGEROW IN LEAF GREEN

Fresh, new and exclusive to Heal’s.
Silhouetted leaf shapes cut from fresh grey card, layered onto a bright white paper with a pop of lime green, signed in pencil by Samantha in the bottom right-hand corner and framed in a smooth white box frame.

Other colour ways available – please email for details.

Height 23cm, width 60cm, depth 5.5cm | £135.00
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ORLA KIELY EXPERIMENTAL PIECE

Exploring the possiblilites.
Silhouetted shapes inspired by Orla Kiely’s famous stem pattern cut from an off-white linen textured card and layered onto a multi-coloured print, finished with matching mount card and framed in a simple white box frame.

Height 50cm, width 50cm, depth 4cm NOT FOR RESALE
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BUTTERFLY WINGS IN EARL GREY

Geometric, gorgeous and gloriously glam.
Silhouetted shapes of butterfly wings cut from an off-white linen textured card and layered onto a palette of cool gorgeousness. Signed in pencil by Samantha in the bottom right-hand corner and framed in a smooth white box frame.

Other colour ways available – please email for details.

Height 50cm, width 50cm, depth 5.5cm | £225.00
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BOTANICAL

Emma’s (Samantha’s illustries business partner) favourite.
Silhouetted petal shapes that create abstract flowers cut from crisp, 270gsm smooth white card and signed in pencil by Samantha in the bottom right-hand corner and framed in a pure white box frame.

Other colour ways available – please email for details.

Height 70cm, width 70cm, depth 4cm | £395.00
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LOVE HEART

Keeping love where it should be, all around.
Silhouetted heart shapes cut from 270gsm crisp white card, layered onto a vibrant ruby red, fuchsia pink or charcoal grey, signed in pencil by Samantha in the bottom right-hand corner and framed in a pure white box frame.

Other colour ways available – please email for details.

Height 34cm, width 25cm, depth 3cm | £95.00
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TO RUSSIA WITH LOVE

When Samantha received a brief to develop one of her 3D laser cut designs for a 5 star hotel in Russia she jumped at the opportunity. Her brief came from large London interior agency, Jestico+Whiles whom asked for a few concepts to adorn the range of hotel bedrooms.

One of the designs developed was ‘Symmetree’ inspired by a very interesting fact; “Russia has more forests than any other country on the planet” says Samantha. “The design needed to be contemporary and calming because it’s location and the tree design worked very well with the interior scheme”

Samantha loved this design so much she recently developed a smaller version for her own newly refurbished living room.

To order, email samantha@alilia.co.uk
500 x 500mm complete with white wooden frame in a choice of colours. Price: £320

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