Far across the pond in Potsdam, New York, there lives a highly-skilled illustrator with a love of shoes.
Catherine LaPointe has a BFA in Illustration, and has illustrated numerous books. She also shares her talents by painting beautiful artwork on footwear.
In Ms LaPointe’s Etsy shop, you can see the variety of her work on shoes. She will even take commissions for bespoke art, which is great for special occasions (hem hem, brides-to-be).
This style is called “A Congress of Ravens”. I love its simplicity and the perceived movement of the birds.
Monarch is Catherine’s butterfly artwork, which delicately wraps around the toes of points or round-toed flats.
If flowers are your thing, try the classic Vintage Rose, which has an almost gothic look on a black shoe.
What could be prettier for summer occasions than this lily illustration, which spills decadently on to the foot bed?
A great way to avoid those awkward “she’s wearing the same shoes as me” moments.