Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Exhibitor Spotlight: Natalie Dowbekin

Natalie has always had a fixation with the hybridising of nature, combining organic, botanical, animalistic and human forms through a labyrinthian language. Being able to almost disguise content through detail and collage enables her to create layer and depth within her illustrations, which captivates and seduces an audience with curiosity.

To view more of Natalie's work, visit her website.

Friday, 25 April 2014

Exhibitor Spotlight: Matthew Sewell

Matthew is an illustrator based in Cumbria. The themes within his work are mainly places, animals and objects. Ink and water colour with fine liner are his preferred materials of choice. They allow him to create expressive but also intricate pieces of work. He also likes to use digital processes. Matthew's work usually takes the form of self publishing such as artist books and zines, where the format and look of his work is paramount to his working methods. He is inspired by street scenes, fonts, mark making, fashion illustration, culture, contrasts and inanimate objects.

To see more of Matthew's work, visit his blog.

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Exhibitor Spotlight: Matty Pickard

Matty takes an analytical approach to his work, trying to understand how things work and are put together in the world around us. He tends to rely heavily on his line work in a bold graphic style and enjoys using different means of perspective to find depth and detail in his images. He tends to use digital work to build and colour his work although he is not scared to get his hands dirty and use more raw materials such as acrylics, water colours, chalk, charcoal and pastels when best suited.

To see more of Matty's work visit his Behance.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Exhibitor Spotlight: Kirsten Coville

Kirsten Coville is an illustrator based in Liverpool. She works primarily in Pen and black ink creating intricate line art. Her main passion is character creation and comics, reveling in the labour intensive detailing in her sequential image making. She enjoys creating surreal and melancholic moods in apocalyptic scenes for her characters to develop in. She takes inspiration from the horror genre, comics and her own fucked up imagination.

To see more of Kirsten's work visit her Facebook page. She has also just been confirmed for the Macclesfield Print Fair on September 20th, along with fellow illustrators Sophie Heywood and Jade Laura!

Screenprinting Progress

Here is a sneak peek of some progress of our limited edition screen prints. This is one of the finished pieces by Matty Pickard! Each print will be sold at the exhibition in June, as a limited run of 13.

Art Sale Photos

Some photos from our art sale last week. It was good to have each of our exhibitors donate work and for them to experience what setting up and selling for a print fair will be like!

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Exhibitor Spotlight: Jade Laura

Jade Laura is an illustrator from Merseyside, her main method of working is with detailed paper cutting which she then translates into picture books, zines and printed goods.

She takes pleasure from the physicality and the labour of the making process behind the paper cut images. Her work is mainly based around character design and she is strongly inspired by animals, portraiture and real life situations. 

To see more of Jade's work, visit her Facebook page.

Art Fair

We have an art sale, 9am-4pm tomorrow at the UCLAN Student union!
We will have a whole host of products from all out exhibitors on sale, including this supersition themed postcard pack. 

Come on down and help us fund this show! We are getting there!

Monday, 7 April 2014

Exhibitor Spotlight: Hayley Annabel

Specializing in children's book illustration, Hayley Annabel creates characters using fine liners, markers, watercolours and Photoshop. She also produces intricate patterns and decoration for various merchandise and textiles. Hayley's interests in teaching and asian culture inspire her designs and themes.

To see more of Hayley's work, visit her Facebook page.

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Supersitions: Part Two

"Walking Under Ladders" by Jade Laura

"New Shoes on a Table" by Matthew Sewell

"One For Sorrow" by Sophie Heywood

"Horseshoe" by Dale Burrows

"Four Leaf Clover" by Emilly Simons

"Broken Mirror" by Kirsten Coville

"Lucky Seven" by Shawn Sharpe

"Spilling Salt" by Sophie Duckworth

That's all of our superstitions! So please with the results and appreciate all the feedback and support we've had so far.

Also we have a new online poster with the details for our event. Remember to RSVP here.

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Exhibitor Spotlight: Emilly Simons

Emilly Simons is an illustrator who uses a number of techniques to create her work. Although she tends to use paper cut or working 3d instead of drawing. Her work is educational and interactive at the same time. She is inspired by creating work for a younger target market.

Visit Emilly's Facebook page here.