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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

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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 trip to the Austrian mountains.

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You’ve been very busy since I first discovered your work at the graduate shows last year, what have you been up to?
Ahh a crazy mix of stuff I never even imagined I would be doing; lots of fun freelance work - I did flyers and online ad material for a comedy group… read more

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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 […]

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An interview with Feronia Parker-Thomas: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Feronia Parker-Thomas talks favourite authors, why she loves teaching, her picture book plans and her love for bears...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Feronia Parker-Thomas is yet another graduate of Camberwell College of Arts. She is now qualified as a teacher herself, signed to The Bright Agency and has just produced the illustrations […]

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An interview with Hannah Rollings: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

The mega talented Hannah Rollings talks about her PhD thesis, her new art book for Michael O'Mara, and the inspiration behind her piece for my upcoming colouring book.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Hannah Rollings recently published An Artist Once Said with Michael O’Mara books, a beautiful interactive art book. Her piece for Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion follows on from this idea, taking […]

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An interview with Sachiko Oguri: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Sachiko Oguri's powerful artworks caught my eye at the recent Middlesex University graduate show. For my colouring book she has produced a wonderfully surreal couple of pages inspired by a Japanese folk tale.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Sachiko Oguri has contributed a surreal and colourful artork for Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion. Here she talks about studying in the UK, her love of the half-tone technique and her […]

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An interview with Johan Lindström: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

I discovered the distinctive art of Swedish illustrator Johan Lindström on instagram and am very happy he took me up on the offer to participate in my open brief. Here he explains more about why he loves illustration, why he tries to draw mens' emotions, and what being a father means to him. Love love!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Swedish illustrator Johan Lindström is a multi-talented father of three who trained in animation but also draws, knits and sews. For Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion he was inspired by varied […]

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An interview with Ignacia Ruiz: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Ignacia Ruiz was born in Santiago de Chile and is inspired by awesome topography, live sketching and greenhouses.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Ignacia Ruiz was born near the Andes but has chosen London as her home. Since graduation from her degree she’s had a packed schedule, featuring in numerous exhibitions but happily […]

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An interview with Percie Edgeler: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Introducing Percie Edgeler, the second Camberwell College of Arts graduate to be included in my colouring book.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Percie Edgeler is another recent graduate of Camberwell College of Arts, (see also Tiffany Baxter) whose work caught my eye at the graduate shows. She contributes an unusual and wonderful […]

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An interview with Alex McGinn: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Meet recent graduate Alex McGinn, discovered at this summer's New Designers show and now featured in my colouring book.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustrator Alex McGinn was one of a slew of graduates discovered at this summer’s New Designers show. Her distinctive artwork features a strong palette of autumnal colours, which lend themselves […]

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An interview with Eleanor Percival: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Discover the delicately beautiful paintings of illustrator Eleanor Percival, lover of watercolours, fiction, Indian miniatures, food and so much more.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The delicate artwork of Eleanor Percival translates beautifully into her colouring book image of a heavily tattooed lady plucking a pear. Here she talks about her love of fiction, Renaissance […]

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An interview with Tiffany Baxter: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Recent Camberwell College of Arts graduate Tiffany Baxter has contributed to Amelia's Magazine online, and now she has been selected to appear in my colouring book too.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Recently graduated illustrator Tiffany Baxter contributes a whirling dervish of an image inspired by the Saint Vitus Dance of the medieval period, full of fanciful characters in colourful clothing. Why […]

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A preview of the National Trust Brutal Utopias Tour at the Southbank Centre

Those lucky enough to be booked on to a Brutal Utopias tour at the Queen Elizabeth Hall and Hayward Gallery will get to see behind scenes before everything shuts down for two years…

Written by Amelia Gregory

It’s no great secret that I’m a big fan of Brutalist architecture, so I pulled out all the stops to join a preview of the Brutal Utopias tour hosted by […]

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An interview with Scott Nellis of Manic Minotaur: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Meet illustrator Scott Nellis from Brighton, who makes wonderfully vibrant colourful artwork that is just perfect for my colouring book.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Introducing Scott Nellis of Manic Minotaur, who has created a wonderfully vibrant piece of artwork for Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion. Scott originally favoured a simple black line before discovering the […]

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An interview with Ewelina Skowronska: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Meet Polish illustrator Ewelina Skowronska, recently graduated from the MA course at Camberwell College of Arts. An inspiring story of return to study after a first career in advertising.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Ewelina Skowronska is a Polish born illustrator now relocated in London, where she creates abstracted work inspired by how we interact with the landscape. Her colouring book piece as inspired […]

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An interview with Claire Powell: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Meet the multi talented graphic designer, illustrator and award winning animator Claire Powell.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Artist Claire Powell describes how coming late to illustration has been no bad thing, why dance inspired her colouring book artwork, how to make an award winning animation in your […]

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An interview with Ashley Le Quere: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Illustrator Ashley Le Quere has created some beautiful artwork for my upcoming colouring book. Read on for a sneak peek.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Ashley Le Quere creates colourful artwork with a twist, often accompanied by her beautiful typography, learnt from a master calligraphist in Australia. Here she shares her lovely ‘peeping cat’ colouring […]