My most recent work has just been printed and posted, to around 150 wedding guests. It’s a bit nerve-wracking to commission yourself to do something you love, for a very special day, and then sharing the results with lots of close friends and family….fearing their comments and secretly hoping they just loved it! Fortunately the… Continue reading One heart and two swallows, a tribute to Sailor Jerry
Quick post! Just had the most productive hour in the studio, working on linocut, which ended up with this little beauty.
It has been love at first sight, me and linocut, linocut and me. I walked out of the shop with my, not so cheap, starter’s kit and started brainstorming ideas on the way home. To familiarise myself with the tools I needed something simple, so I started off with a lemon. A couple of cuts… Continue reading First steps in linocut illustration
The more I explore art whilst working in scientific publishing, the more I discover unexpected connections between science and art. At the weekend, I came across something really unusual when I visited the Arches Studios in Peckham. Walking randomly into one of the open studios, I stumbled into the fantastic cartography ceramics by Loraine Rutt.… Continue reading Cartography and Ceramics? Yes, Please.
I know many photographers, most of them very talented, but I know one photographer who is able to make me feel completely relaxed in front of her camera: Lorna Milburn. She comes from a fine art background and has a rare sensitivity for people’s moods and feelings. I simply love her work, she is able… Continue reading Portrait Photography in Action – An Interview with Lorna Milburn
At last! Blogging again. Not that I think anyone has particularly missed my posts, but I have missed writing, a lot. I’ve been going around with ideas in my head that I just wanted to put out there. Why so difficult? Fortunately, I have good excuses, and they are nice too! First, I got a ∞
Continuing my quest to find the perfect recipe for creativity, this month I’ve interviewed Peckham-based illustrator Vic Lee. He came to be an illustrator after a long journey through various jobs that had some or nothing to do with holding a pen. Now he spends most of his time making stunning visual reinterpretations of the… Continue reading Start and finish the day happy – an interview with illustrator Vic Lee
I have been wondering for years what she was thinking, but finally my Marvel Girl has spoken!
Being a self-taught illustrator, over the years I have nearly created a course of study of my own by researching interesting books that could help me develop my artistic voice. I have read books on art, painters, illustration, artistic techniques, etc; some have inspired me to develop, others have simply given me a broader perspective… Continue reading How to Keep Your Creative Juices Flowing