Susy Pilgrim Waters
Susy has drawn since she could hold a pencil. Always fascinated by layers of colour, lines and emotions. Susy is happiest engrossed in her work. She grew up in England drawing on her rich heritage and family history in the arts. Her great grandfather William Curtis Green was a well known British architect who built the Dorchester hotel in London. SPW finds it hard to discipline herself to one thing. She studied printed textiles gaining a non-precious approach to materials and scale that she has drawn on ever since. While her children where small she made very practical funky hats and scarves making a small business with her sister Ali in Boston and the UK. The proceeds enabled her to study illustration with Lilla Rogers who became her illustration agent. She found that illustration fed her love of design and telling stories. Currently SPW is working with artisans in Nepal to hand weave and print pashminas. PilgrimWaters was founded in 2012 and was originally based on Susy's established illustration and design business. Over the next few years she has extended the business to sell to wholesale stockists as well as growing an online retail presence. Susy continues her commercial illustration on a wide range of projects.
She has recently been engaged with Caffe Nero to create in-store signage in and around Boston.