Monday, 16 October 2017

Sonia Alins

Sonia Alins uses collage and illustration to create many water focused images. This lady gently swimming on her back is so relaxing and after weeks of non stop work I am looking forward to a week as tranquil as this.

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Katie Vernon I

American illustrator Katie Vernon's childhood stamp collection has been reincarnated as some interesting illustrations that could inspire many different stories.

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Anna Pirolli

Sometimes I will be looking through someones portfolio and it is full of very accomplished illustrations but just one stands out. Anna Pirolli has a beautiful portfolio, but I adore this goat, its expression, its heavy bell, the adjustments and the colours.

Friday, 13 October 2017

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Sophie Page II

Sophie Page's work is rooted in a love of nature and countryside. Her drawings draw upon this love and experience and are full of gentle observations and love.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Christopher Corr I

Christopher Corr's beautiful end papers from his new book; 'The Great Race' the story of Chinese Zodiac which is published in January. I can't wait to see the rest of this book.

Monday, 9 October 2017

Yuuka Miyajima II

Here is a wall of images from Yuuka Miyajima's studio showing the scale and compulsive painting of this artist on any scraps of card or paper. I love the textures and compositions particulary when you see a whole collection together. However there is a great sadness to these works when you look through the portfolio, carried by the hue and expressions of the menagerie portrayed.

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Yuuka Miyajima I

Japanese artist illustrator and ceramicist Yuuka  Miyajima works on crumpled, torn papers, and squeezes huge characters into the picture frame.

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Miroco Machiko VII

Miroco Machiko's latest works are so 'full' they squeeze into the picture frame, a rich eye dance of colour, texture and unique beauty.

Friday, 6 October 2017

Anna Hoyle I

Anna Hoyle is an illustrator based in Melbourne Australia who makes fantastic, funny imaginary book covers in a wonderful retro style, I love them.

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Jess Racklyeft

Jess Racklyeft has been compulsively making 'fluff headed' or cloud headed characters for the past few weeks, I can see why.

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Adam Kilian

Polish artist and puppeteer Adam Kilian's (1923-2016) wonderful woodcut illustrations of 'The Wizard of Oz'. Adam studied architecture in Nottingham 1944-48, before returning to Poland to become a managing director and set designer for the Idle Dreams Theatre, a theatre established by his mother. His full and creative life encompassed illustrating many books,  graphic design and television productions, as well as being creative director of numerous theatres. Adam Kilian had a love of traditional folk art and colour and this is clear in his creative output across all the genre's in which he practiced.

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Denise Hoyle

Emma Mason of Emma Mason Prints is producing a book on Denise Hoyle, and after seeing these two examples of her collages I can't wait. Denise Hoyle was married to the printmaker Walter Hoyle (1922-2000) and has worked in ceramics, collage, drawing and painting.