The Merchant Princess: the official shop of Artist Alexis Bannerman!
Welcome to our online art gallery and studio! The Art is created by Irish Visual Artist Alexis Bannerman, and the Artisan food is made in Clonakilty by French Chef Chloe!
Alexis‘ art has a wide range of themes, Including seascapes,landscapes and animals that are local to her studio in Kinsale, Co. Cork. She specialised in Portraiture and life drawing in Crawford College of Fine Art, Cork, and has a Masters in Art History from University College Cork.
Using hand drawing and watercolours, she also likes to place Mr Tayto within the context of western art history. It makes for a contemporary form of Irish Pop Art! Mr Tayto is a beloved, well known character in Ireland associated with the Tayto Crisp Brand. He also seamlessly fits in with every major masterpiece of western art history!
’The Merchant Princess’ brand references the Women Merchants, Artist’s and Pirate Queen’s who are known throughout Cork’s ancient history. As an artist based in Kinsale and Cork, Ireland, Alexis is inspired by this rarely known but fascinating heritage of independent women, and she dedicated her brand name to it.
Find more of Alexis’ work on instagram @alexis_bannerman or @the_merchant _princess