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Posts Tagged ‘Camberwell College of Art’

An interview with Margo McDaid: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Margo McDaid is a Kent based Irish born artist who specialises in highly patterned and stylised portraits that make the perfect colouring page.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Artist Margo McDaid captured my heart with her gorgeous sailors on instagram and has produced a wonderful double page spread for Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featuring her highly decorative portraits of men and women. Here she talks about her move to the coastal town of Ramsgate, and how motherhood as fostered a renewed energy for creating pictures.

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Where did you study and what happened after graduation? 
I studied at Camberwell College of Art. I exhibited at the New Designers show in Islington and was approached by a company called Babylon Design. I was incredibly naive about the business side of design but so pleased to have been approached by a really well known design company. My designs were produced and sold in The Conran Shop in London and in Paris. When I saw the product I… read more

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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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Rock Paper Scissors: Camberwell College of Arts Illustration Graduate Show 2015

The Rock Paper Scissors graduate show was held at Hoxton Arches in mid July 2015. Check out the best here.

Written by Amelia Gregory

My final review of the graduate illustrations shows is for Rock Paper Scissors, the stand alone show of Camberwell College of Art students held at Hoxton Arches last week. Lovely […]

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Meet Lindsay Lombard: Featured Artist from That Which We Do Not Understand

The healing power of crystals influenced artist Lindsay Lombard: find her work in my 10th anniversary book and also as a beautiful fine art print with gold leaf highlights.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Lindsay Lombard uses graphite pencils to create delicate illustrations; she then scans her drawings and applies coloured digital elements. Crystals was inspired by the power of crystals. ‘I wanted to develop […]

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Meet Karin Soderquist: Featured Artist from That Which We Do Not Understand

Swedish illustrator Karin Soderquist studied in London before returning to Stockholm. She contributes the fabulous and enigmatic The Magician's Assistant to my 10th anniversary artists' book. Find out more here...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Karin Soderquist studied at Camberwell College of Art and first captured my attention at her 2011 graduate show. She is currently based in Stockholm, Sweden, has contributed to numerous exhibitions […]

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Camberwell College of Art MA Illustration 2014 Final Show Review

A round up of work shown by graduates of the MA Illustration programme in Camberwell College of Art on Peckham Road.

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

Illustration by Jady Ong Earlier in July I headed to Camberwell College of Art on Peckham Road to take a look at the MA Illustration Final Show. I admired and […]

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Sister Like You by Bellykids at Lik + Neon

Fans of contemporary illustration will love this new book from cult indie publishers Belly Kids, featuring fierce women rulers. Now on show at Lik + Neon.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Sister Like You front cover by Ellie Andrews. Sister Like You is the new book from cult indie publishers Belly Kids, featuring illustrations and stories about some of the fiercest […]

New Designers 2013 Product Design Review: The Best Product Designers and More

This last review of the 2013 New Designers shows contains a variety of exciting graduate designer discoveries. Read on...

Written by Amelia Gregory

To round off my coverage of New Designers I’m going to introduce my random top selections from the product design colleges, as well as some stray surface design and some […]

New Designers 2012 Craft, Ceramic, Glass and Designer Maker Graduates: part two

Curious creatures, ceramic toys and an oversized scary devil banker are amongst some of my finds at this year's show.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Following on from my first look at the best designer makers at this year’s New Designers, here, in no particular order, are more interesting creations that I found. At Bath […]

New Designers 2012 Craft, Ceramic, Glass and Designer Maker Graduates: part one

A round up of some of the best designer makers from Hereford College of Arts, Nottingham Trent University, Central Saint Martins and more.

Written by Amelia Gregory

At Hereford College of Arts the standard of craft design was high as always, with some beautifully original designs. Sophie Walker‘s woodcarved sculptures opened to reveal small stash spaces. Collapsed […]