the current collection
Elena loves literature and her work refers to narratives, poems, dreams and imaginations. Her style is exploratory, imaginative and playful, combining abstract shapes and colourful patterns with figurative elements. She likes watercolour and ink because of their beautiful luminosity.
Elena is a self-taught artist who studied architecture in Barcelona --a fact which has influenced her style very much. She started her career as an artist after having her kids and reconnecting with the wonderful world of childhood. She then decided it was never too late to take the lead of her own life and do what she loved. She opened an Etsy shop and started selling her designs on-line. She now sells at Etsy, society6, Saatchi on-line and DENY designs.
Elena lives in London with her partner, their two children and their cat.
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Carolina Búzio is a freelance illustrator and animator currently based in Berlin, working with clients from all over the world. She was born and raised in Porto, Portugal, where she studied Communication Design at the Fine-Arts University. One year was spent abroad in Budapest (at MOME), where she published her first children’s book. When it was time to get an internship (a requirement to finish her degree), she joined bitteschön.tv where she participated and animated in the feature film “The Congress”, by Ari Folman. Berlin was such a great city that she decided to stay and work as a freelancer from there (with the occasional temporary displacement to warmer climates, mainly in winter).
June Chanpoomidole is an illustrator based in Greater London. Also goes by the name of June Sees. Her illustrations portray the energy and fluidity of beautiful figures using bold brushstrokes and colourful palettes.
In addition, June provides live illustration and creative workshops for brands, businesses, and events. She’s a firm believer in rekindling the creative spirit, helping to de-stress and boost mindfulness.
June’s cultural heritage plays an integral part in her work; born in the UK, and surrounded by the Thai community, she’s inspired by the rich colours, spices, and traditions of her ancestry.
Her fascination with World Dance grew after her young retirement. As a rite of passage, June began Thai dancing as a child, ordained with the finest silk costumes, jewellery and headpieces. Along with the mythology and storytelling, she was captured by the narrative artistry of dance.
Broadening her horizon, she began to read about other World cultures, thus her World Dance Project began. Depicting different dances and folklore across the Globe took care and research to faithfully represent the culture. Dances from Europe, Historical, Asia, America, Africa and many more countries are illustrated. One of her previous commissions involved illustrating dancers live in London, you can watch her in action on her Youtube Channel.
The World Dance Project is currently on-going with more beautiful illustrations yet to come. June is available for commissions, and also open for collaboration.
Jo Cheung is an illustrator and designer based in North London and spends most of her time working from her loft studio with her two cats, Mario and Toshka.
Her work often depicts imaginary, dreamy and idyllic landscapes; scenes with animals and birds roaming freely in the wild with no human intervention. It’s the complex and often fraught relationship between the natural world and humans that is a continuing and constant theme within her work. Much of the illustrations are self-initiated which are then used as prints and other paper products in her Etsy shop. She has taken part in numerous exhibitions across London as well as showcasing some of her illustrations in publications such as MacUser Magazine.
Jo works with hand drawn and painted elements from her sketchbook, they are then scanned into the computer and finished off in Photoshop. She is always looking at different ways of making images, whether it’s using different techniques or finding unusual ways of mark making, the sense of freedom is reflected in her work.
Adam Fisher is a Welsh-born, British illustrator and artist best known for his imaginative, quirky style and engaging subjects. He has loved drawing and painting since he was able to pick up a crayon.
Adam's unique illustration work is shaped by his love of folk art and visual storytelling. He loves carving wood, writing ghost stories, collecting folklore and picking mushrooms.
He has worked with Crayola, Carrefour, Citibank, United Airlines and the BBC. He works quickly, never misses a deadline, and brushes his teeth twice daily without fail.
Inspired by fairtyales and folklore, craft and nature, Ella's work takes you through a whimsical world of delicately detailed scenes and characters.
As well as Illustration Ella's background is in Animation and Graphic Design, which she studied to a Masters Level concentrating on narrative for children and development. Ella's passion is for visual storytelling and whimsical illustration often highly detailed using traditional and digital mediums.
Ella also tutors part time for IDI on their Graphic Design and Illustration BA, runs Norwich Makers Market and curates local exhibitions.
Ellie Hipkin is a textile artist based in Brighton. She is inspired by living on the coast, the South Downs and the ever changing colours of the seasons . Ellie mainly works with painting directly onto silks and cottons, mono printing with real plants, and adding free motion machine embroidery. Through the subtle use of textile print, embroidery, embellishment and hand painted techniques, her work brings to life the natural beauty of the South coast.
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Carla loved to doodle & create intricate patterns from a young age, so when she came across Zentangle a few years ago she became addicted.
She spends hours searching for patterns in the hedgerows & beautiful gardens around where she lives in Cornwall, UK. These, along with her obsession for our feathered friends, are the inspiration for her illustrations.
She loves her job, but she finds just as much pleasure in the joy & inspiration her artwork brings to other people's lives.
Natasha Newton is a full-time artist and illustrator, who splits her time between the English counties of Suffolk and Surrey. She gains most of the ideas and inspiration for her work during regular walks along the beach, and through the heath lands, fields, and forests that surround her, as well as the landscape of the Peak District National Park.
Her paintings are created in acrylic on canvas, and in watercolour, gouache, and ink on paper, as she enjoys the versatility of water-based media. She works from dark to light, applying the paint to the canvas in thin layers, while allowing each application to remain partially visible through the subsequent layers, giving the paintings a wonderful richness and depth of tone.
Babs has been working as an artist and printmaker since graduating from Edinburgh University and lives outside a small village near Dollar, Clackmannanshire, Scotland. Much of her inspiration comes from the beautiful landscape of the Ochils and the rich variety of flora and fauna within it. Her designs are all hand carved onto linocut blocks and then printed by her, using an antique victorian relief press.
Owned by Kirsty Ryder, Painted Witch Designs began as an idea and developed into a small business creating gothic nature and Victoriana inspired artwork. Kirsty creates each piece using traditional dip pen and ink methods Through her work she hopes to continue the craft of traditional illustration through highly detailed designs that translate a dark feminine style.
Jamie Patterson is a Geordie hailing from Newcastle upon Tyne. Since childhood Jamie has maintained an active interest in natural history, this forming the core of his artistic inspiration. Although comfortable with various media including watercolour, gouache and acrylic, Jamie’s current artistic practice focuses on pen and ink illustration presented in a circle. He uses a 0.05mm nib pen to work in delicate details such as birds, deer, ferns or the bark of a tree. These elements are set against the backdrop of a full moon and starry sky, where Jamie has simply left the white of the paper “to shine through”. Jamie is greatly inspired by the etchings of the Old Masters in particular Rembrandt and Durer, and by more recent illustrators such as Aubrey Beardsley and Jan Pienkowski.
Katherine Tromans is a Freelance Illustrator and Designer based in Birmingham, UK, who creates luminous paintings and prints. Her practice is inspired by botany, geology, fairytales and the mind. Katherine enjoys the blurring of reality with the imaginary, and her work is created with subject matter she collects from her travels.
She enjoys the challenge of piecing together diverse environments, using pencil delicately, while her palette is luminous and vibrant; choosing colours you would not normally associate with the subjects she draws, to play upon the idea of an imagined, alternative reality.
Steve has always had a passion for art and design from a very young age. Nature is the greatest inspiration within his work. He loves all the different shapes, textures, creatures, sounds and bold colours within it. He tries to make illustrations that create a feeling of happiness or relaxation for the viewer. His process usually starts with some quick sketches of ideas; then he adds more detailing and other aspects in pen or paint. Once that's done he experiments with a lot of colour schemes for each piece digitally, until he finds something that feels just right. Texture is also important to him as he finds it adds that little something that brings everything together at the end.
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