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Posts Tagged ‘#ameliasccc’

An interview with Eliza Fricker: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Designer Eliza Fricker works as part of a husband wife team with Baines & Fricker, and is most inspired by the nuances of everyday life.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Eliza Fricker of design duo Baines & Fricker contributes an imaginative colouring page to Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion inspired by the weird and wonderful statues of the V&A museum in London. She tells us more about her creative life in Brighton; running a business with her husband, creating wallpaper designs inspired by the everyday, and her upcoming graphic novel.

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Why did you decide to study at Chelsea and what was the best thing you took from your time there and has informed your design practice today?
My dad studied at Chelsea and it had a good reputation. It was good to travel out of my area to go there and meet different people. I liked learning actual skills such as life drawing and the lectures were great - I think these… read more

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An interview with Kaja Szechowsko: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Polish artist Kaja Szechowsko is an adventurer who experiments with many disciplines. Her colouring book page was inspired by the jewellery she creates and sells on Etsy.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Kaja Szechowsko is a Polish illustrator and jewellery designer who was inspired by her range of necklaces to create a surreal double page for Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featuring Siamese […]

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An interview with Suzie Scott: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Surface designer Suzie Scott contributes a richly detailed double page spread inspired by Henri Rousseau's jungle scenes.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Surface designer Suzie Scott was first spotted at New Designers a few years back. After a few years break she is now pursuing a burgeoning career based back in her […]

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An interview with Jo Taylor: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Artist Jo Taylor introduces us to her idyllic life in a studio near the River Severn, from where she creates beautiful drawings for adult colouring books and many other clients.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Self taught artist Jo Taylor is based in Gloucestershire near the canal, where she creates a diverse range of whimsical illustrations for multiple clients including other colouring book publishers. Her […]

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An interview with Nanna Prieler: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Austrian illustrator Nanna Prieler draws the Creative Life for my colouring book, and here explains her philosophy of doing everything with love and passion.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I discovered Nanna Prieler‘s work on instagram and invited her to submit her work for Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion. I’m so glad she took me up on the offer, contributing […]

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An interview with Antonia Parker: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Kent based artist Antonia Parker creates exciting work in a variety of mediums, including gouache and ceramics. As a new mother she's also exploring the balance between motherhood and creativity.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The lovely Antonia Parker has contributed artwork to several of my books now. This time she was inspired by the multitude of lanterns that adorn her house to create a […]

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Christmas Gift Ideas: 8 of the Best Colouring Books for Adults

It's 2015 and the shops are awash with colouring books for adults. But which one should you choose? I cut through the dross and present you with a selection of 8 very different but wonderful books.

Written by Amelia Gregory

If you go into almost any shop in the run up to Christmas you’ll find a sea of colouring books fighting for your attention. With so many books to choose […]

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3 DAYS LEFT on KICKSTARTER to get your copy of Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion

Plus announcing a special Colouring Print Sets in collaboration with East End Prints. Read on for more updates and colouring examples by featured artists in the book.

Written by Amelia Gregory

There are just a few days left to secure a copy of Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion before Christmas. My Kickstarter Campaign closes on Monday 23rd November and I’ll be producing […]

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An interview with Ana Jaks: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

I love the bold colours and vibrant subject matter of Ana Jaks, a recent graduate of Falmouth University. Her artwork for my colouring book was inspired by her summer holidays.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I found Ana Jaks at New Designers, where she was also discovered by the likes of Creative Review. She contributes a bold design for Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion inspired by […]

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8 Things You Didn’t Know About Colouring Books For Adults

Adult Colouring is becoming more and more popular as a relaxing and creative pastime, so why not join in the fun? These are the things I've learnt on my colouring journey so far.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Adult Colouring is a trend you can’t escape, so why not embrace the phenomenon with gusto this Christmas? You might be surprised by how much you and your loved ones […]

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An interview with Hazel Partridge: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Falmouth graduate Hazel Partridge creates beautiful tableaux inspired by her love of nature.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Beautiful nature themed artworks by Hazel Partridge were one of my top picks at this year’s New Designers show, so I was thrilled that she took up the offer to […]

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An interview with Harriet Plaskitt: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Harriet Plaskitt was inspired by personal experience to create an intricate double page for my colouring book featuring food.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Harriet Plaskitt contributes a fabulous tableaux featuring food for Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion, inspired by her own travails. She tells us more about this, and gaining a brilliant commission for […]

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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 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. […]

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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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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 […]