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25th September 2020

Meet the Arists – Lucia Gaggiotti

Lucia Gagiotti’s beautiful illustrations use vintage references and iconography to make incredible contemporary graphic art, calling out to classic children’s books, folk art and mid-century design. Her cartoonish figures are rendered with a practiced naïveté and immaculately presented with worn in textures; her images feel like they have a life well-lived. Splitting her time between […]

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25th September 2020

Meet the Artists – Chris Wormell

Chris Wormell’s illustrations are full of engrossing scenes, accentuated by dramatic use light and shadow that are both immersive and atmospheric. Throughout his career, whether using linocut, wood engravings or digital tools, Chris has illustrated countless memorable campaigns, book covers and editorial pieces that share his exquisite eye for detail, bold use of shadow and […]

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22nd September 2020

The Artworks Pocket Portfolio’s are here!

Our pocket portfolios are a fun, convenient way of getting a glimpse into the work of the artists we represent, not to mention easy to keep on hand in case you need to quickly find the right artist for whatever project you have in mind. Whether you want to quietly leaf through the pages at […]

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17th September 2020

Startworks 2020 open call to all new graduates!

The Artworks is incredibly excited to announce an open call for new graduates to apply for our Startworks mentoring programme! Since the agency was founded, Startworks has been helping new graduates bridge the gap between leaving university and kickstarting their career as an illustrator. We continue to successfully represent many artists who have joined the […]

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16th September 2020

Mary Woodin has created a standout cover for “The Homesteader’s guide to growing herbs”.

Mary Woodin has been commissioned to illustrate the cover and internal spots for a book on how to grow and use herbs; The Homesteader’s guide to growing herbs. Wanting to create a cover that would stand out from the crowd of existing herb books on the market, Mary created detailed colour roughs that could be judged […]

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11th September 2020

Meet the Artists – Sneaky Raccoon

Sneaky Raccoon is the artist alias of Anna Mullin, a graphic illustrator and designer. Enthralled by the natural world and a love of colour, Anna’s illustrations often feature animals or character creations. She enjoys producing visually reductive artwork, with each project being individually tailored to the client or desired audience. Working in both design and illustration […]

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8th September 2020

Lucy Rose illustrates the cover for The Foundling for Bonnier Zaffre.

Lucy Rose has illustrated the cover for The Foundling, the second novel by Stacey Hall, published by Bonnier Zaffre Publishing. The cover perfectly encapsulates the heart-breaking story of a woman who has to leave her baby at the Foundling Hospital, promising herself that she will come back and reclaim her daughter as soon as possible. Lucy […]

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4th September 2020

Dalia Adillon balances optimism and sombreness in her illustrations for Samaritans Purse

Dalia Adillon has illustrated a story for Samaritans Purse; about a family in Azerbaijan. Keeping the colour palette muted was at the front of Dalia’s mind while working on this project, not wanting to disrespect the gravity of the story. After some research into the setting of Azerbaijan, she went through sketches and client feedback […]

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1st September 2020

Heather Gatley illustrates some cool “coolers” for LCBO

Heather Gatley has illustrated an in-store mural design for Canadian Liquor retailer LCBO, following on from a previous mural for their craft beer station, this time it’s all about “coolers”; cocktail mixers to keep cool in the warm weather. Keeping the same style as the original mural but updated with vibrant, summery colours, Heather took […]

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28th August 2020

The Artworks is animating!

Over our thirty year history, The Artworks has been pairing clients with illustrators and artists, achieving fantastic results across the fields of advertising, design, editorial and publishing. We are proud to announce that we are ready to expand into another important commercial field; Animation! Many of illustrators have the skills to bring their work to […]

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25th August 2020

Hannah Bailey illustrates a sushi feast for the eyes in The Ned.

Hannah Bailey was asked to illustrate a recipe from The Ned’s Asia pacific inspired restaurant; Kaia, to feature in the hotel’s in-house magazine. Illustrating the sushi secrets of Kerry Chan, head chef of Kaia, meant that Hannah had to quickly familiarise herself with the world of rolling rice. Fortunately, The Ned’s instagram is constantly updated […]

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18th August 2020

Sarah McMenemy’s Storks deliver on HIPP organic’s packaging

Sarah McMenemy has lent her textured illustrative touch to HIPP organic, a milk formula for newborn babies. Featuring a small scene of a stork family in the country, Sarah’s loose textured brushstrokes and softness work well to reflect the organic formula. The client was keen to feature the storks, alluding to both the stork who brings […]

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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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13th August 2020

Daniel Long recreates a wave of protest for the cover The Fabian Review

Daniel Long was commissioned by The Fabian Review to create the cover and lead illustration for their summer 2020 issue, highlighting specific issues raised by recent protests around the world regarding the coronavirus pandemic and Black Lives Matter. Using real life reference imagery, Daniel focused on trying to create the right feel and environment in […]

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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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5th August 2020

Holly Maguire illustrates a garment worker for non-profit, Remember Who Made Them

Holly Maguire has contributed an illustration to Remember Who Made Them, a non-profit campaign created in solidarity with garment workers in the global south who are often exploited and poorly paid by fast fashion brands. After responding to a request put out by one of the founders looking for illustrators passionate about this issue, Holly immediately signed […]

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31st July 2020

Meet the Artists – Lizzie King

Lizzie King is an illustrator, sculptor, window dresser and most importantly, exceptionally creative. Her designs display an effortless cool, with bright colours, tropical motifs and a little bit of 90’s nostalgia, combining to create an immersive body of work thats cartoonish as well as cohesive. The wobbly lines and colourful characters present in Lizzie’s illustrations […]

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31st July 2020

Meet the Artists – Matthew Cook

There are probably few who have seen the sights that Matthew Cook has seen, even fewer who have documented them through drawing. But there is only one person who has rendered them in exquisite detail, capturing the character, the excitement and the mundanity with perfect draughtsmanship. That person, as you can probably guess, is Matthew […]

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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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