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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

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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 from it can be hard to know which ones to pick, but since I’ve become a bit of an adult colouring book aficionado over the past few months I thought I would share the 8 most unique and appealing ones I’ve found. This lovely lot should keep you and your loved ones busy through the Christmas holidays and well into 2016. Which ones will you choose?

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1. Lost Ocean by Johanna Basford
This is the big one. Johanna kickstarted the whole trend in adult colouring books a few years ago with her bestselling book Secret Garden, and this year she’s back with another beautiful volume of intricate artworks inspired by underwater fantasies. The artwork is top notch, with lovely pacing of different types of image offering real scope for creative input from the colourist. Bound… read more

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Beautiful Birds Colouring Book by Emmanuelle Walker: Colouring Book Review and Artist Interview

Illustrator Emmanuelle Walker has adapted her award winning Beautiful Birds book for colourists to enjoy. I caught up with the talented bird lover.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I was aware of the gorgeous Beautiful Birds A-Z book before it was turned into a colouring book, so I was very excited to see that it had been translated […]


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 […]

UWE Illustration Degree Show – Break a Lead 2013: Review

Excellent new talent spotted at the University of West England illustration degree show at Free Range on 27th June - 1st July 2013.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I regret to say that I have been somewhat remiss in my coverage of the annual stand alone UWE Break a Lead illustration show, despite this course turning out some […]

Arts University College of Bournemouth: Feral Show 2012 Illustration Review

A very belated look at my top finds from AUCB illustration graduates in 2012, including D&AD award winner Natasha Durley.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Students from the Arts University College of Bournemouth habitually show in the last week or so of Free Range, with creative graduates from a number of disciplines (fine art, illustration […]

An interview with Illustrator Andy Rementer

Welcome to the zany world of US based illustrator Andy Rementer. A delight to converse with and a talent to be reckoned with, no wonder he's working for all sorts of interesting editorial and advertising clients!

Written by Amelia Gregory

I discovered the colourful and imaginative work of US based Andy Rementer at the Pick Me Up show last year. Since then he’s stayed in touch with me about new […]

An interview with McBess about Big Mother

French illustrator Mcbess has a unique style that has earned him widespread attention. Having worked with Nobrow for several years he has now produced Big Mother, a beautiful A3 book that showcases his work to its very best.

Written by Amelia Gregory

He’s just held an exhibition titled The Folding Knife at The Book Club and he’s produced a fabulous A3 sized monograph with Nobrow. Let’s find out more about the bendy […]

Best of D&AD New Blood Illustration Graduates 2011: part two

Lovely work from graduating ACOFI featured illustrators Katie Harnett and Abby Wright. Plus lovely illustrations from Amelia's Mag contributor Abigail Nottingham. And fab work from the likes of Jacob Stead, Liam Barrett and Faye Moorhouse.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration by Katie Harnett. The quality of work at University of the West of England really stood out – not least because ACOFI illustrator Katie Harnett has just graduated. Katie […]

Best of D&AD New Blood Illustration Graduates 2011: part one

Wonderful new illustration discoveries from a host of universities - amongst my favourites; Adam Avery, Natacha Malkin, Josh Neal and Rosalind Johnson. Dive in!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration by Adam Avery. And now time for the best illustration that I discovered at this year’s D&AD New Blood, part one. At Glasgow School of Art

Best of D&AD New Blood Graphic Design Graduates 2011

Best of the New Blood graphic design graduates at the show in July 2011. Favourites include Charles Van Der Essen, Samuel Jones and Julia Kisselmann.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration by Dawn Cooper. Shh, I know that the D&AD New Blood exhibition was held absolutely months ago… but I would rather play catch up than leave all this talent […]

Pick Me Up Contemporary Graphic Art Fair 2011: Sam Arthur of Nobrow speaks at Mokita

A conversation between Sam Arthur of Nobrow Press and Kingston University illustration lecturer Geoff Grandfield, which took place on Tuesday 22nd March 2011.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Sam Arthur of Nobrow by Yelena Bryksenkova. Since Nobrow burst onto the scene in 2008 I’ve been a massive fan of their beautifully produced books and magazines – somehow they’ve […]

Pick Me Up 2011 at Somerset House: a review

The Pick Me Up Contemporary Graphic Art Fair returns to Somerset House for another 10 day run less than a year after 2010's very successful inaugural event. Here's my pick of the crop, and thoughts about the exhibition.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Tiger Feet by Paul Blow. Yesterday 2011′s Pick Me Up once again kicked off in the Embankment Galleries at Somerset House. I went along to the opening night to check […]

Jack Teagle opens up shop

Jack Teagle has opened an online shop where you can purchase his prints and paintings. I say get in there quick.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Heroes and Villains by Jack Teagle. I *heart* this image. You may remember that I had a fabulous time at Jack Teagle’s exhibition at Nobrow earlier this year. Then I […]