Christopher Nielsen Surfs His Way into Mini International

Australian illustrator Christopher Nielsen worked on a series of surfing images with Winkreative. The bold illustrations accompany an article about Munich River Surfer Carsten Kurmis in Mini International – a free magazine for Mini drivers and admirers around the world.

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Read the full article here: http://bit.ly/CNmini

Christopher Nielsen is represented by Phosphor Art

Surf 3 by Christopher Nielsen

Chris Garbutt: It’s a Groovy World, Alfredo! – Debut Picturebook

 

Chris Garbutt's long-awaited debut picture book, It's a Groovy World, Alfredo! written by Sean Taylor, is published by Walker on 4th June.

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Poor Alfredo is a frog who just can't dance. No matter how hard his best friend Marty (a smooth talking fly) tries to teach him all the fancy dance moves - all he ever does is Jump! Jump! Jump! It's just not cool!  Or… is it?

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Chris' use of rich colours with subtle washes, combined with his simple yet expressive characters gives this heart-warming story a really unique feel. Here's a preview of his gorgeous illustrations.

Chris Garbutt is represented by Arena Illustration

Garry Walton – Channel Shore

Garry Walton was delighted to be asked to illustrate the cover of  ‘Channel Shore’ by Tom Fort. Garry worked with the design team at Simon and Schuster to create the cover art for Tom’s previous title ‘The A303 - Highway To The Sun’ and was thrilled to be asked to illustrate this next book in the series.

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‘Channel Shore’ takes the reader on a fascinating, discursive journey from east to west, to find out what the English Channel means to us and what is so special about the English seaside. We love Garry’s cover illustration - it conjours up memories of lazy summer days at the beach!

Garry Walton is represented by Meiklejohn

Sam Falconer – Scientist series

Whilst keeping in line with the same visual language as recent works, Sam produced an experimental series in portraiture that captures the broad achievements of these well known scientists.

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After graduating in 2011 Sam has constantly pushed fresh subject matter into his work and for this series wanted to combine both style and substance as opposed to leaning solely on style. Sam’s commissioned work is predominantly non portrait so wanted to strengthen the portfolio and appeal to a wider range of clients.

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Sam Falconer is represented by Debut Art

Paddle Against the Flow

Miss Led draws two stunning portraits for Huck Magazine's 'Paddle Against the Flow'.

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This is the first book published by the culture magazine; a book marketed as the 'bible of creative advice'. Miss Led's portraits of Alex Gibney and Kalle Lasn grace the inside pages - she says "I really enjoyed working in macro detailing on these illustrations".

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Miss Led is represented by Illustration Ltd

Storytime Sunday with Little Tiger Press & Waitrose!

Following on from a SOLD OUT Storytime Sunday with Sue Hendra last month, we were so pleased to gain the same fantastic feedback this time around at our April event with Ada Grey

With a 10am start,  Ada Grey was raring to read her illustrated Hippobottymus (Little Tiger Press) to the crowd of eagerly awaiting children. Monkey impressions, Crocodile snaps, bubble dances galore – the group of avid fans were up on their feet joining in the jungle fun. After the reading, the families were invited to design their own hippos and colour in sheets of their favourite characters alongside the creative guidance of Ada (her bubble machine!) and Little Tiger Editor, Ellie Farmer!

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Throughout the morning, the kids were making full use of the giant chalk board wall – doodling alongside both Ada & Laura – and enjoying the array of pastries & refreshments the Doodle Bar had supplied. Donations for Great Ormond Street Hospital were taken from start to finish – the Waitrose Easter baskets were a hit and kids were lining up for a signed copy of Ada’s book!

Ada Grey is represented by Bright Group 

Dave Hopkins’ Drawings take a trip to the Palace

Dave Hopkins drew a number of portraits to be printed on deck chairs for Historic Royal Palaces to celebrate Hampton Court Palace’s 500th Anniversary, taking place this year.1bradleywiggins

The portraits include Bradley Wiggins, Grand Duchess Xenia, Captain Robert Falcon Scott, Lady Baden Powell and Paddington Bear – all of whom have been linked to the Palace in the past.

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Dave Hopkins is represented by Phosphor Art

Alex T. Smith: Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion – Just Published

Alex T. Smith's fantastic new picture book, Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion is published this month by Scholastic Children's Books. Alex artfully brings a new, cheeky little twist to the classic Little Red Riding Hood tale, setting his charming story in Africa with gorgeous hot colours and introducing a greedy lion to replace the cunning wolf. Our plucky heroine, Little Red, is a fearless little girl who won't let a lion get between her and curing her Auntie Rosie from a mysterious rash!

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This 'riotous romp of a story' was Fiona Noble's 'Editor's Choice for the Month' in The Bookseller (20th February, 2015). She goes on to say:

“Little Red is not a girl to be messed with…. The spreads of her travelling to her auntie’s house are a particular joy: dashing, creeping and wiggling (with her trusty goat sidekick) past a glorious menagerie of giraffes, crocodiles, monkeys and more. There are quirky details to spot and savour, all decorated in a vivid palette of red and gold. Smith’s sense of mischief is everywhere, with moments of pure, joyful silliness…. As the parent of a six-year-old I have a strict standard of merit for picture books: does it still delight on the 10th re-reading? A resounding yes!”

Alex T. Smith is represented by Arena Illustration

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Surrey Libraries Children’s Book Award 2015!

Congratulations to Hannah George and Jennifer Grey on winning The
Surrey Libraries Children's Book Award 2015!

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We were delighted to hear that  'Chicken Mission - Danger In The Deep
Dark Woods'  published by Faber Children’s scooped the prize. Hannah
loves illustrating these action packed adventures about Amy
Cluckbucket - The Kung Foo Chicken, with a few of the characters being
based on her own pet hens!

Hannah George is represented by Meiklejohn

 

 

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