Works of Art

Born in Nottingham in 1973, Samantha Neal now lives in rural Worcestershire with her boyfriend. Her continued curiosity in design has led her to run her own graphic design business: Alilia.

Samantha designs distinctive collections of art. Once handmade for friends and family only, she is delighted to have launched a collection on notonthehighstreet.com, with pieces on display in a select group of galleries and now five brand new and exclusive designs to Heal’s London, launching August 2011.

Samantha has created an elegant 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, allows the butterflies to almost float, creating subtle shadows across the piece.

Inspired by Samantha’s love of interiors and craft, her leap into the art world marks a period of transition in her successful career in the design industry and represents 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 and birds. Pieces can be designed to match a specific interior scheme and personalized as a gift to mark a special occasion.

Take a look at some of Samantha’s favorite pieces, below.

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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.

Height 34cm, width 25cm, depth 3cm £89.00
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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.

Height 70cm, width 70cm, depth 5.5cm £485.00
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HEDGEROW IN LEAF GREEN

Fresh, new and exclusive to Heal’s.
Silhouetted leaf shapes cut from a linen textured, mushroom coloured card, layered onto a variety of neutral paper stocks from textured green to pearlescent bronze, signed in pencil by Samantha in the bottom right-hand corner and framed in a clear acrylic box frame.

Height 23cm, width 60cm, depth 5.5cm £400.00
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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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IN A FLUTTER, LONDON

Simply capital! Talked about, coveted and only in Heal’s
Silhouetted shapes of butterflies, dragonflies and flowers cut from a reproduction of the 1951 Stanford’s Map of Central London, signed in pencil by Samantha in the bottom right-hand corner and framed in a white edged acrylic box frame.

Height 70cm, width 70cm, depth 3cm £600.00
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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 clear acrylic box frame.

Height 50cm, width 50cm, depth 5.5cm £465.00
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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.

Height 70cm, width 70cm, depth 4cm £389.00
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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.

Height 34cm, width 25cm, depth 3cm £85.00
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TO RUSSIA WITH LOVE

When Samantha got 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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