The SAA are very pleased to be supporting the World Illustration Awards by sponsoring The SAA Agents Award for New Talent.

The Art of the Scarf

Fashion brand Talbots join forces with Jessica Durrant and Karen Mabon to create two unique scarves to raise support in the fight against breast cancer.

Talbots commissioned three internationally renowned female artists including our very own Jessica Durrant anbd Karen Mabon to interpret the courage, strength and determination of women. The result is their 3rd annual limited-edition collection of one-of-a-kind scarves which are available to purchase HERE

Jessica and Karen both shared with Talbots the inspiration behind their scarves:

Jessica, "I wanted to create a light, ethereal work of art, and I use flowers and butterflies in my artwork as symbols of endless change and a quiet strength."

Karen, "As females we are strongest when we lift each other up. I wanted the scarf to celebrate the importance of building networks and helping other women"

Jessica and Karen are represented by IllustrationX

Startworks 2020 open call to all new graduates!

The Artworks is incredibly excited to announce an open call for new graduates to apply for our Startworks mentoring programme!

Since the agency was founded, Startworks has been helping new graduates bridge the gap between leaving university and kickstarting their career as an illustrator. We continue to successfully represent many artists who have joined the agency through Startworks; helping to expand portfolios, build client relationships and navigate the creative industry.

If you have graduated as part of the class of 2020 from an illustration, design or arts degree and think you’re ready to leap into the world of professional illustration, then we want to hear from you!

Please send a short introduction, no more than 5 low-res jpegs and a link to your online portfolio, to submissions@theartworksinc.com . To reiterate, this is only open to those who have graduated in 2020. Please be aware that due to the overwhelming amount of applications, we can only respond to those who have been successful, but we thank everyone for taking the time to get in touch.

Best of luck! We look forward to hearing from the graduates of 2020!

 

Christopher Nielsen for Pixar

Phosphor's Christopher Nielsen was commissioned to create some images for Pixar’s Instagram feed with characters from The Incredibles, Monsters Inc., Wall-E, Up, Coco and Finding Nemo having fun in the sun with the theme “Any weather is better with you”.

Chris enjoyed the challenge of illustrating existing (and rather famous!) characters, as opposed to designing characters for picture books himself, as he is more used to doing.

Find more of Christopher Nielsen's work in his Phosphor portfolio.

Lynn Hatzius’ Bee-autiftul Window Display

Phosphor's Lynn Hatzius was pleased to see her designs installed (in the form of large vinyls) at the Bee Urban Evolution Lab in Sweden recently.

This was Lynn's first large scale installation and she now hopes to see her work scaled up on a more regular basis.Bee Urban offers interactive and living environmental services in an urban environment in the form of hives & gardens for biological diversity.

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