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Posts Tagged ‘Roald Dahl’

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

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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 paintings and good quality watercolours.

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What would be the story of your tattooed lady?
I think she’s a tattooist herself, but a bit of a psychic too. She can see her clients’ true natures and tattoos them with symbols of their characters, good or bad. She’s covered herself with images that represent who she is (I got very caught up in the meanings of tattoos while I was developing this piece, and even added in a couple that would mean something to me if I ever had the guts to get one). She would probably be very sought after, but would also get into trouble with those who… read more

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Camberwell College of Arts: Well Said Illustration Degree Show 2013 Review

This year Camberwell illustration graduates held their Well Said show in The Rag Factory, just off East London's Brick Lane. Here's what I found.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Nigh on a month ago the latest batch of talented graduates from the Camberwell College of Arts illustration degree course put on their standalone show at The Rag Factory, a […]

Camberwell College of Arts: Mixed Special Illustration Graduate Show 2012 Review

As the new crop of creative design graduates gear up for their shows I take a look back at some of the best from Camberwell visual arts degree in 2012. Plus a round up of what the best are doing now.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Painting by Charlotte Mei. This year’s graduate shows are nearly upon us so what better way to kick off the new season than with a reminder of some of the […]

New Designers 2012: Nottingham Trent University and Cambridge College of Art Illustration Graduate Shows Review

Great work from these colleges, where I happened to pick up on two illustrators who had won this year's Penguin Design Award: Tim Parker and Alex Walker.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Orobas by Tim Parker. Following on from my review of the best graduate illustrators at University College Falmouth and Plymouth College of Art here’s what I discovered at the New […]

Kotki Dwa introduce the video for new single Poison, created with Plastic Horse

Working in conjunction with animators Plastic Horse, Kotki Dwa have created a fabulous video to accompany new single Poison... featuring canaries, clowns, the rings of Saturn and more.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Poison is typically and beautifully Kotki Dwa – a jaunty, melodic bounce fest of a song based upon the theme of Poison…. I asked singer Alex Ostrowski about the clever […]

Nathalie Djurberg a World of Glass by Andy Peake

Exhibition Review: A World of Glass – Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg at Camden Arts Centre

Nathalie Djurberg’s first solo exhibition in the UK is a must-see installation combining glassy objects, surreal ‘claymation’ films and an exquisite soundtrack by Hans Berg.

Written by Caitlin Sinclair

Photography by Andy Keate. The Nathalie Djurberg exhibition at the Camden Arts Centre greets you with a rainbow-like ceiling installation, before plunging you into an altogether darker space. In the […]

Camberwell College of Arts: Ovo Show Illustration Graduate Show 2011 Review – Downstairs 1

Some more fab illustrations at the Ovo Show - including work by Alice Stanley, Rosie Eveleigh, Karin Söderquist, Sam Taylor, Tom Dorkin and Iriini Kalliomaki.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration by Alice Stanley. Now, dosage finally, it’s time for my second round of blog posts featuring the best of Ovo Show from Camberwell College of Arts illustration graduates (read […]

Pick Me Up Contemporary Graphic Art Fair 2011: Mokita Symposium

A panel of seven men sat down to answer the questions: Is commerce the only real context for illustration? Illustrator as Author, new paradigm or death of the discipline? and Do we need a theory of illustration? But what I wanted to know was: where were all the women in this discussion?

Written by Amelia Gregory

amos_plastic_workshop_london-portrait James Jarvis spoke at Mokita, approved where he was asked to address the role of illustration in commerce. The insights below have been put together from comments he made […]