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14th August 2020

Meet the Artists – Andrew Davidson

Over the last forty years Andrew Davidson has successfully created an enviable body of work that displays his mastery of different mediums; wood engraving, woodcut printing, gouache painting, each one underscored by an attention given to draughtsmanship, and confident graphic compositions. Andrew’s images take into account what might be added to them later and seamlessly […]

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14th August 2020

Meet The Artists – Dawn Cooper

Dawn Cooper’s illustrations are teeming with references to the natural world, her work capturing and celebrating the small differences to be found in her chosen subjects; whether that’s ocean inhabitants, species of butterfly or the variations in shape and type of leaves. This consideration given to the smaller details is found throughout Dawn’s work, conveying […]

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10th August 2020

Nic Jones paints both poles for Quarto in “North Pole / South Pole”

Nic Jones’s first book for Quarto Publishing, North Pole/South Pole (written by Michael Bright), is available to pre-order now! A literal “flip book” the reader begins at the North Pole, learning about the climate and geography of the arctic and then flips the book over to arrive at the South Pole, where you can discover the tabular […]

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28th July 2020

Lucy Davey illustrates her tenth cover for Sophie Kinsella!

Lucy Davey has illustrated her tenth(!) cover for another Sophie Kinsella’s novels “Love Your Life”. Happy to be working once again with designer Richard Ogle from Penguin Randomhouse, Lucy has created a cover which encapsulates the two main characters struggles to stay together while being pulled apart by differing lifestyles. In keeping with the already […]

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17th July 2020

Meet the Artists – Laura Barrett

Laura Barrett creates elegantly composed illustrations made up of layered levels of silhouetted cutouts, throwing her subject matter into stark relief and confidently exposing her eye for gesture and the intricacy in her designs. Developing her style from traditional Scherenschnitte (paper cutting), Laura uses digital techniques to enhance the theatrical nature of her work; clearly divided […]

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15th July 2020

Katie Ponder reimagines Greek Myths for DK

Katie Ponder has illustrated “Greek Myths”, a new collection of the classic tales written  by Jean Menzies and published by DK. After initially pitching on the book, Katie was delighted receive the go ahead and get stuck into a substantial project; taking just 6 months to rough out the entire book and then work closely […]

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10th July 2020

Rob Ball creates a journey through time and space on the cover of Notes From Small Planets

Rob Ball has illustrated the cover to a guide to the galaxy (not that one) for Harper Voyager; Notes From Small Planets is a Lonely Planet style guide that shows readers all the best things to see and do in the worlds of science fiction and fantasy in the vein of The Lord of the Rings and […]

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3rd July 2020

Meet the Artists – Heather Gatley

Heather Gatley’s illustrations are all about emphasis; sparingly using specific lines and marks to hi light and draw the eye to an element of a composition, Heather creates images that are harmonious in their balance of colour, gesture and weight. After joining the Artworks through the Startworks programme in 2006, Heather has brought her reportage […]

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3rd July 2020

Meet the Artists – Katie Ponder

Katie Ponders work occupies the sweet spot somewhere between Constructivism and Art Nouveau. Her bold, graphic compositions contain flourishes of natural forms and highly detailed features; emphasising the very real expressions behind the abstracted figures she creates. Often using an intuitive approach, Katie finds the image and composition as she’s making it, assembling textures and […]

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24th June 2020

Lucy Davey illustrates Why It Matters for Pinter and Martin

Lucy Davey has created the cover art for the Why It Matters series of non-fiction books about different aspects of pregnancy, birth and parenting, published by Pinter and Martin. Working with Allan Sommerville from Blok Graphic Design Studio, Lucy’s illustrations had to fit in with a series style that was already established for previous titles. […]

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19th June 2020

Meet the Artists – Daniela Terrazzini

Daniela Terrazzini’s work features bold, contemporary takes on classical styles; working across a variety of mediums, from watercolour and inks to digital design and collage mixed media. Central to her illustrations though is a clear dedication to draughtsmanship and a quiet, haunting quality that emerges from Daniela’s delicate line and muted colours. Often featuring ethereal […]

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5th June 2020

Meet the Artists – Rachael Saunders

Rachael Saunders illustrations are fun, plain and simple. Every character has a knowing smile on their face no matter the situation or scene and they invite the viewer to join in the joke. Though it isn’t just Rachael’s character work that share their smiles. Her designs for packaging, posters and book covers are executed with […]

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5th June 2020

Meet the Artists – Jesús Sotés

Jesús Sotés describes his process as “basically finding a diamond in the rock.” There is an attractive quality that must be extracted, through work, accident and constant review until it can be gleamed in his final illustrations — the dream-like imagery, the gritty texture that gives colour definition, the off kilter characters — so much […]

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13th April 2020

Rachel Saunders launches a Boom! Bang! Royal Meringue! draw-along!

If you’re struggling for things to do at home that help keep the kids entertained, Rachel Saunders might have something for you! “Doodle with a Poodle” is a draw-along tutorial, where Rachel takes you through all the steps to recreate the Cat from her picture book with Sally Doran, “Boom! Bang! Royal Meringue!” Starting with […]

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10th April 2020

Meet the Artists – Laurindo Feliciano

Laurindo Feliciano’s illustrations have a specific nostalgic quality to them. They don’t look at the past with rose tinted glasses, placing times gone by on a pedestal; but they do evoke an era of unprecedented quality and master craftsmanship. Laurindo’s work combines elements of digital painting and collage, utilising his impressive collection of vintage printed ephemera […]

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7th April 2020

Laura Barrett gives some beind-the-scenes insight into her process for “The Little Mermaid”

Laura Barrett’s illustrated version of the classic Hans Christian Andersen tale “The Little Mermaid” has just been released in paperback, with words by the wonderful Geraldine McCaughrean and published by Orchard Books. To celebrate its release Laura has written a detailed behind-the-scenes about her process during this project over on Medium. In the article, Laura […]

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3rd April 2020

Mary Woodin’s 10 simple steps to drawing nature.

Mary Woodin’s follow-up to her first ten-step drawing book “Flowers” has arrived! “10 Step Drawing: Nature” aims to provide readers with clear and simple instructions on how to reproduce Mary’s beautiful pencil drawings. The challenge with working on books like these, Mary says, is being “…able to break each subject down into logical and progressive […]

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17th March 2020

Rachael Saunders illustrates the expressive adventurer, “Fidget the Wonder Dog”

  Rachael Saunders has illustrated the debut picture book by author Patricia Forde; an epic tale of love, loss, reunion and adventure on the high seas, told through the friendship of a girl and her dog, Fidget. Rachael describes how, like Fidget, she also went on an adventure with this project, striving to Along with […]

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13th March 2020

Meet the Artists – Harry Goldhawk

Rounding off this edition of Meet the Artists is Harry Goldhawk, an illustrator and motion artist whose work captures tranquil atmospheres, and the subtle movement through them. Harry joined the Artworks in October 2019, working with an impressive list of publishers (Penguin Random House, Macmillan Publishing, Michael O’Mara Books…) as well as founding the beautifully […]

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3rd January 2020

The Artworks ‘Best of Illustration’ 2019

As we enter the start of 2020, a time for exciting new projects, collaborations and Illustrations, we wanted to remember all the fantastic work created by our artists over the last year. Here is our 2019 round up of the ‘Best of Illustration’! Animal Atlas by Anne Rooney and Lonely Planet Kids. This stunning picture […]

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