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Posts Tagged ‘Devon’

An interview with illustrator Faye West, as featured in Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration

Faye West is a wonderful fashion illustrator who has been contributing to Amelia's Magazine for several years. Since she was featured in ACOFI lots of exciting things have happened, and 2012 looks set to be an even better year for this talented gal.

Written by Amelia Gregory

(Commision which came about from Amelia's Mag feature) by faye west
Commission which came about from Amelia's Magazine feature, by Faye West.

Faye West's whimsical watercolours first came to my attention nearly four years ago when she had just graduated from university. Since then a lot has changed, but her unique take on fashion illustration remains the same - beautiful, timeless and finally gaining the recognition it deserves. Since appearing in Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration 2011 has been a busy year for Faye and 2012 looks set to be even more so, with a big move to London imminent. Time to check in with one of Amelia's Magazine's most prolific and delightful contributors…

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Jerwood Drawing Prize 2011: Exhibition Review

More fantastic drawing at this years Jerwood Drawing Prize exhibition. Favourites include the work of winners Gary Lawrence and Kristian Fletcher, plus Iain Andrews, Lottie Jackson-Eeles, Louisa Fairclough and Fran Richardson.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Homage to Anonymous by Gary Lawrence (detail). This year the Jerwood Drawing Prize grows more influential than ever. During his speech at the opening of the exhibition last night art […]

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EAT course 2011: Earth Activism Training at Landmatters in Devon, UK

This year the EAT course returns to Landmatters in Devon, co-hosted once more by the wonderful Starhawk and Andy Goldring of the Permaculture Association. But you have to apply fast to get involved! It will be held between August 20th and September 4th 2011 and applications close soon.

Written by Amelia Gregory

EAT participants 2009 at Landmatters in Devon. All photography by Amelia Gregory. Way back in the misty days of summer 2009 I was lucky enough to be chosen to participate […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Presentation Review: Lu Flux (reprise)

Some thoughts about the fabulous Lu Flux presentation, held in a Greek Street chapel on Monday 20th September 2010 and featuring a surprise appearance from my friend Rob Logan...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Lu Flux by David Merta. The Lu Flux presentation was one that suffered slightly from inexperience. On arrival at an upmarket Soho members’ club on Greek Street we were ushered […]

Festival Review: Aeon 2010

Devon's beautiful festival, Aeon, enjoyed its fifth year over the Bank Holiday weekend…

Written by Faye West

Sports Day, illustrated by Faye West After a hurried fish ‘n’ chip supper by the Quay near where I work on Friday evening, I enjoyed my hours’ journey to Shobrook […]

Festival Preview: Aeon Festival 2010

We love small festivals! Illustrator Faye West tracks down wonderfully honest founder Niki Portus to find out what makes this popular Devon festival so special.

Written by Faye West

Illustration by Faye West. This will be my third year at Aeon, and for me it’s been a wonderful, stress-free experience, no queues, suffocating crowds or over-priced disgusting burgers. It […]

Mildred the Surfing Sheep works her charm for Finisterre.

Meet Mildred. She's a sheep. And she surfs. All this to promote the environmentally friendly brand Finisterre. I decided to find out a bit more, so I spoke to Stuart, who's based down in Cornwall.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Mildred the Surfing Sheep by Bex Glover. Hi Stuart, could you give us a brief potted history of Finisterre. When did you start the brand and what kind of clothing […]