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Posts Tagged ‘Carly Watts’

Easter Art: Bunnies and Hares and Eggs and Chocolate and Spring Vibes in the Air at last!

Happy Easter all! May you have a relaxing weekend with friends and family and copious chocolate.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Eostre by Sara Netherway
Eostre by Sara Netherway.

I love this time of year: juicy green buds on the trees, flowers unfurling, finally a small sign of warmer weather. And familiar Easter traditions such as bunnies, decorated eggs and eating far too much chocolate. My latest open brief asked for submissions on the theme of Easter and what it means to you...

Sara Netherway (above)
For the Easter open call I've been inspired the goddess of the dawn Eostre. I've drawn her as a hare, who is taking care of the new spring life in the form of a baby. The image is drawn in pen and scanned with hand drawn textures, then brought together in photoshop with digital colour added. 

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Carly Watts: Egg Hunt
Easter is one of my favourite times of year, I love giving and receiving pretty chocolate eggs (or bunnies) and eating hot cross buns. When I was younger I used to adore having an easter egg hunt in the garden, so I decided to base my… read more

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Mother’s Art: Celebrating Women Everywhere for Mothering Sunday

A round up of art produced in response to an open brief to submit work inspired by women.

Written by Amelia Gregory

A week ago I posted an open brief to produce artwork inspired by women for Mothering Sunday (celebrated in the UK this weekend). Here are the wonderful results: thanks so […]

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Introducing True Romance: Print Designs chosen for an exhibition curated by East End Prints

Helen of East End Prints has chosen 9 designs created in response to my open brief to feature in the True Romance exhibition, open 6th-17th February.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I am really pleased to share the designs that have been chosen by East End Prints to appear as part of the True Romance exhibition opening today at 70 Paul […]

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That Which We Do Not Understand: Limited Edition Artists’ Book and Fine Art Prints Available to Buy Online NOW!

My spectacular gold foiled 10th anniversary book is now available to buy online at my Big Cartel store, alongside the remaining copies of the beautiful gold leaf prints.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I am very pleased to announce that you can now buy my 10th anniversary limited edition artists’ book online at my brand new Big Cartel shop. Grab your copy of […]

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Meet Carly Watts: Featured Artist from That Which We Do Not Understand

Carly Watts is a self taught illustrator based in Sheffield. Her whimsical contribution to my 10th anniversary limited edition book is called The Golden Rabbit and is based on an ancient folk tale.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Carly Watts is a Sheffield based illustrator who is inspired by all things cute and whimsical. Her work starts life as a simple sketch before being digitally coloured using a […]

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Palm Ghosts: an interview with Joseph Lekkas

When his previous band came to an end, singer songwriter Joseph Lekkas went through a period of intense depression, emerging to write a beautiful collection of songs as Palm Ghosts.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Palm Ghosts – Canaries In The Mine, by Carly Watts. Pennsylvania’s Joseph Lekkas makes ‘sun-damaged American music’ in his new guise as Palm Ghosts. His first self-titled album as Palm […]

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Red Lines: an interview with Danish musician Hannah Schneider

Hannah Schneider grew up surrounded by classical music, an influence which shines through the pop melodies on her third album, the first to be released in the UK. If you love the likes of Robyn you'll love Red Lines.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Hannah Schneider by Essi Kimpimaki. Danish born Hannah Schneider comes from an illustrious musical heritage: her grandfather was famed violinist Alexander Schneider, a member of the celebrated Budapest String Quartet […]