I was very lucky to spend a week on the Children’s Picture Book illustration Summer School held at Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University. We learnt how to develop picture books, character development and the importance of words and pictures working together. It finished with a conference on the many ways of reinventing yourself as an artist/ illustrator from the view of the agent, publisher and the artist.
I would highly recommend this course to anyone who aspires to be published in the children’s picture book market. There were students from all over the world who attended this well renowned course. Some of the brill tutors on the course have started their own business, which can be viewed at http://orangebeakstudio.com Read more
Fabulous news, I will be creating an art book for Argent College in Birmingham, a Ruskin Mill College. Funding has recently been approved from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The project involves illustrating a sensory book based on the inspiring life of Kathleen Dayus. More information about Kathleen can be found at: http://historywm.com/films/kathleen-dayus-birmingham-and-black-country-lives/
Create your own very special book of nature, I will encourage you to draw and collage through exploration of the magic of everyday waste materials. The workshop will cover elements of how to write a book, using words and pictures. The workshop is designed for parents and children (children need to be accompanied).
Suitable for ages 6+. Booking essential.
Friday 27 October, 10am to 12pm and 1pm to 3pm
Tickets are £4.00.
To book tickets, please visit: https://e-services.worcestershire.gov.uk/LibraryEvents/EventDetails.aspx?id=390<img
I have completed just under fifty tiles and murals for the new children’s unit at the New Cross Hospital. I’m looking forward to seeing the artwork displayed at the launch in November. This is one of the dolphin tile designs.
Our first site visit to the new children’s unit at the Royal Wolverhampton Hospital. All dressed up in builders caps, fluorescent overalls, steel capped wellies, gloves and glasses! We had a tour to visualise where the art panels and ceiling tiles will be displayed.
I have a busy Summer working on 39 pieces of artwork for the new children’s unit at Wolverhampton NHS Trust.
Sarah’s first collection features four whimsical under the sea prints in fresh, bright shades of tangerine, rose, aqua and green.
Redfish School, Seahorses, Turtles and Orange Jelly Fish are available as Art Prints, Premium Giclee Prints and Stretched Canvas Prints. They range in sizes from 12″ x 12″ to 33″ x 33″ and can also be framed. They can be purchased online from the following websites.
Val Andrews, author and creator of ‘Art for Happiness’ blog and magazine has written a number of exciting articles about the creative process. It includes interviews with a number of professional artists – visual artists, writers, musicians – who have shared their experience of creativity.
I am one of the artists that Val has interviewed, the feature is called Illustrating a point. Please visit her blog for further information: https://artforhappiness.wordpress.com/2014/11/18/illustrating-a-point
The magazine will be distributed across a number of outlets in Warwickshire, Gloucestershire and Birmingham. A digital version will also be available on her blog.
I am a member of the Association of Illustrators and have put some new illustrations on their online portfolio. For further information, please visit: