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Posts Tagged ‘UCA Maidstone’

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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New Designers 2013 Illustration Review: The Best Graduate Illustrators

Only a smattering of art colleges show work from illustration degrees at New Designers part two - but I made some brilliant discoveries from UCA Maidstone, Falmouth University, Cambridge School of Art and Nottingham Trent.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I’ve brought you my New Designers part one reviews, my review of New Blood and multiple blogs covering the Free Range Art and Design shows… so now it’s time to […]

Free Range Graduate Shows 2012: UCA Maidstone Graphic Media and Visual Communication Review

Infographics ruled at this graduate show, with beautiful work from Anthony Boyle, Alex Dickson, Ruby Cooke and Oistros Dimitriou.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Infographic by Alex Dickson. Has anyone else noticed the rise and rise of the infographic? These visually impactful ways of sharing potentially boring data were particularly prevalent at the UCA […]

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 […]