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An interview with Augusta Akerman: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Augusta Akerman has had a varied creative career so far but has now settled on illustration as her main focus, with beautiful results.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Augusta Akerman 'a section of my first litho print'
Augusta Akerman is yes, you got it, yet another Camberwell College of Arts graduate. She contributes a painterly image to my colouring book inspired by a love of 50s modernism. Find her in Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion, available now on Kickstarter.

Augusta Akerman 'Couples and Technology'
I love the way you draw figures, which artists have inspired you? I think they look very Henry Moore-esue
Yes you are very right! I have always been very inspired by that particular period around 1950's modernism, Festival of Britain era, having been brought up on artists like Moore, Hepworth, Ravilious and Bawden. These were the artists my parents loved, so we were always going to galleries to see this kind of work. Every summer we go to Cornwall and… read more

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An interview with Laura Schofield: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Laura Schofield makes vibrant textured artworks inspired by a love of nature. Here she talks about life as a graduate, and plans for the future.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Laura Schofield has contributed a wonderfully vibrant artwork inspired by a love of pattern and texture. The Arts University Bournemouth graduate talks about her love of microcellular biology, how to […]

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An interview with Nanae Kawahara: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Meet Nanae Kawahara, she's a Japanese illustrator who creates fantastical scenes influenced by a love of Kawaii and the Gothic.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Nanae Kawahara is yet another talented Camberwell College of Arts graduate who has produced art for my colouring book. Her imaginative underwater scene features mermaids and all the creatures of […]

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An interview with Caitlin Gardiner: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Caitlin Gardiner tells us about life after the Uni of Lincoln and upcoming exhibition Wild Wood with Cygnet INK.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Caitlin Gardiner has made a fabulous image for Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion that works the whole way across a double page. She tells us more about life as a graduate […]

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An interview with Sadhna Prasad: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Mumbai based artist Sadhna is yet another Camberwell graduate who is featured in my unique colouring book, funding NOW on Kickstarter.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Indian artist Sadhna Prasad contributes a vibrant page to Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion, inspired by her interest in parallel worlds. Here she shares her colour rich take on life, weaving […]

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An interview with María Andrea Miranda Serna: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Hailing from Bogotá, Colombia, María Andrea Miranda Serna has just graduated from Pontifica Universidad Javeriana with a degree in visual arts. I am so pleased to have her on board!

Written by Amelia Gregory

María Andrea Miranda Serna is a Colombian illustrator and artist inspired by the minutae of our personal environments. Her delightful artworks are chock full of intricate detail from contemporary life […]

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Colour with Claire: an interview with colouring expert Claire Eadie

Claire Eadie discovered adult colouring as a way to deal with stress and and has since set up a brilliant online resource to help all novice and advanced colourists.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Lost Ocean by Johanna Basford. Midlands based Claire Eadie discovered colouring as an antidote to stress and has built a fantastic dedicated website, Colour with Claire, to help enthusiastic colourists […]

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The Kickstarter campaign for Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion launches today!

Announcing the launch of my unique collaborative colouring book for adults featuring 40 artists. A perfect Christmas gift!

Written by Amelia Gregory

I am super excited to announce that the Kickstarter campaign for Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion launches today! Make sure you grab an EARLY BIRD BARGAIN… Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion is a unique collaborative […]

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An interview with Lydia Coventry: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Plymouth University graduate Lydia Coventry has created a bird lover's paradise for the pages of my upcoming colouring book.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Lydia Coventry contributes a super fun bird-filled image for Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion. She tells us more about life as a designer at Macmillan Children’s books, and the colourful influence […]

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An interview with Lorna Scobie: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

My second catch up with Lorna Scobie previews the lovely double page she has produced for my upcoming colouring book.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The super talented Lorna Scobie published her own colouring book Jungle Paradise yesterday (read more here), so I am very happy she was also able to create an animal themed […]

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Jungle Paradise by Lorna Scobie: Colouring Book Review and Artist Interview

We catch up with the super talented Lorna Scobie, creator of the brand new Jungle Paradise colouring book, published by Hardie Grant Books today! It's a colouring escape into the wild...

Written by Amelia Gregory

The marvellous Lorna Scobie publishes her first colouring book today, but I am lucky enough to own an advance copy so I’ve had bit of time to get acquainted with […]

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An interview with Jenny Tang: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

A recent graphic arts graduate, Jenny Tang has created a fabulous image featuring a page full of hungry dogs - featured in my upcoming colouring book.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Jenny Tang contributes a vibrant image to Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion, featuring loads of excitable dogs chasing some sausages, I love it! Jenny is a recent graduate of Bucks New […]

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An interview with Suzanne Carpenter: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Suzanne Carpenter is a prolific illustrator and designer who goes under the name of Illustrator Eye. I caught up with the Cardiff based creative to find out how she goes about juggling her busy life.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Suzanne Carpenter is a hugely busy illustrator and designer who I have admired on instagram for some time, so I am so glad she found time to submit work for […]

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An interview with Steph Moulden: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Steph Moulden shares her illustration journey, from Hereford College of Arts via Bristol and back home again, where she is forging a career in illustration and hand lettering.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Steph Moulden has created a surreal space scene inspired by her own life activities for Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion. The Hereford College of Arts graduate shares her journey from graduation […]

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An interview with Libby Parra: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Libby Parra has created an intricate landscape inspired by the mountain scenery of the Tirol for my upcoming colouring book. Read on to hear more...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Libby Parra was a stand out find at the 2014 New Designers show, and I love her contribution to Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion, a psychedelic landscape inspired by her recent […]

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An interview with Súa Agapé: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Súa Agapé is a Guatemalan artist with a distinctive cosmic style. She was inspired to follow an artistic life by her creative parents and now applies her fantastical designs to many different products and surfaces - .

Written by Amelia Gregory

Súa Agapé is another fantastic instagram find for Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion, creating cosmic illustrations inspired by a love of cacti and imaginary worlds. Read on to find out more […]

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An interview with Becky Dinnage: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Pattern lover Becky Dinnage shares an inspiring story of how she manages to create beautiful work under the banner Ludicrous Prints, despite a debilitating eye condition.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Becky Dinnage of Ludicrous Prints is a remarkably talented illustrator and surface designer, infusing her fantastical designs with incredible detail despite her imperfect eyesight. Here she shares her story and […]

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An interview with Josh Patterson: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Josh Patterson is one of the outstanding graduate illustrators that I discovered at New Designers this summer. I am so pleased he will be featured in my upcoming colouring book.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Birmingham City University graduate Josh Patterson creates intense fantastical images in a distinctive colour palette that immediately caught my eye at New Designers this year. His artwork for Amelia’s Colourful […]

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An interview with Simone Ludeman: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Westminster University graduate Simone Ludeman talks about her love of sea creatures and her plans for a new design business, launching soon.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Simone Ludeman talks about her enigmatic underwater artwork for Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion and her plans to launch Ochre Design, offering graphic design and illustration services. What have you been […]

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An interview with Jack Bailey: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Lincoln University graduate Jack Bailey creates busy landscapes full of intriguing characters in motion.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Jack Bailey was one of the fantastic new illustrators I discovered at this year’s New Designers graduate show who answered my callout to take part in the colouring book open […]