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!


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


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



BBC’s Antique Roadshow Detectives Visit Artist Partners

Earlier in the year the team from BBC’s Antique Roadshow Detectives visited our office to film part of an episode at Artist Partners HQ. The story centres around Shirley Thompson, an AP artist represented in the 60's - 70's  whose beautiful  illustrations were found in a skip many decades ago, preserved and cherished before finding their way back to her family all these years afterwards.

Shirley’s fashion illustrations are exquisite and the artwork rescued in this story were for a Burberry catalogue in the 60s.

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A lovely story and an interesting watch! You can catch the episode here and scroll to 16mins 27 seconds


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Artist Partners

Pimm’s bottle artwork by Paul Thurlby

With the launch of a special edition of Pimm’s this summer, Mother London asked Paul Thurlby to create artwork for the new bottle.

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The flavour in question was Strawberry (with a hint of mint), which along with the British countryside, Paul used as his inspiration for his illustrations. Twenty signed prints were also created for the campaign, which will be given away to promote the launch.

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Paul Thurlby is represented by Handsome Frank

Paul Young’s Exhibition of Works Spanning 30 Years

Paul Young showing works from the past thirty years of his career, with other friends from college.

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It was 30 years ago Paul Young and his classmates from Wrexham art college David Walker & Andrew Tudor had their final college exhibition at Clwyd Theatr, North Wales.

The three of them have revisited in the same space all these years later with an exhibition which showcases all of Paul’s incredible work from  his career as an illustrator spanning from his earlier airbrush artwork through till present digital work.

Details of the exhibition can be found here

Paul Young is represented by Artist Partners

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Emily Carew Woodard in Wonderland

Emily Carew Woodard works on the 'Wonderland' project and paints thirteen Alice in Wonderland scenes. The project which celebrates the 150th anniversary of the publication of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland also aims to raise money for Lenny Trusler Children's Foundation.

Thirteen composers have been asked to write short musical pieces, each inspired by a different section of the book, and during performances, Emily’s artwork will be projected within the venue. The illustrations are also featured on the Classic FM website this week, take a look for information on performance dates.

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Emily Carew Woodard is represented by Illustration Ltd

Just Published: Cave of Doom by Jonny Duddle

Ahoy there, me hearties! This month sees the return of Jim Lad and the Pirates Next Door in the publication of the much awaited, The Jolley Rogers and the Cave of Doom, (Templar) written and lavishly illustrated by Jonny Duddle.

While the Jolley-Rogers are enjoying a day at the beach, little sister Nugget toddles into a cave. When she doesn't come out again, Mum goes in to find her. And, when Mum doesn't return, Dad follows. Jim Lad is suspicious and sends Bones the dog to Dull-on-Sea to find Matilda before he too ventures in to the cave. Jim Lad soon discovers a magical haul of treasure inside the cave has bewitched his family. Will the cave's spooky inhabitant, a sinister sea witch, keep them prisoner forever, or can Matilda and Bones come to the Jolley-Rogers' rescue?



Jonny Duddle is represented by Arena Illustration

Nila Aye’s fabulous cover artwork for True Face

 Nila Aye illustrated this striking cover for ‘True Face’, which was published earlier this month.

Nila created this bold artwork for this fabulous book by Siobhan Curham, which shows young women how to resist the pressure from the 'perfection police' and take off the masks you wear to proudly reveal your true self to the world.


 Nila Aye is represented by New Division

Yehrin Tong and Sam Chivers commissioned by Expo 2020 Dubai

Sam Chivers and Yehrin Tong were 2 of the 21 artists commissioned to create stunning artwork featured in the Expo 2020 Dubai.

Sam's work explored Lifecycle Design and Yehrin's work investigated Financial Fluidity.

Expo 2020 is about the great things that happen when people collaborate.

To highlight this and explore Expo 2020 Dubai’s subthemes of Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability, we invited artists from the Middle East and across the globe to create 21 illustrations that represent key topics within these three areas.

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The illustrations are showcased on 21 bespoke installations located in public spaces around the UAE. Each structure is accompanied by its own interactive touch screen where you can explore the topics and meet the artists.

The breadth of topics demonstrates Expo 2020 Dubai’s wide focus on issues that are relevant to everyone.

Sam Chivers and Yehrin Tong are represented by Debut Art

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