… and then they came for the children

 

… and then they came for the children is an eight meter wall drawing which Stewart Easton made for a solo show which was part of a residency he had at St Mary's Art Centre, Virginia City, Nevada, USA.

After a successful residency at the Art Centre in Nevada during July 2013, Stewart was invited back for a longer stint covering July and August 2014.

During the residency Stewart was required to teach a five day workshop on illustration, narrative and embroidery. The workshop was designed to demonstrate the processes he uses as an embroiderer and illustrator. Along with this, he was also asked to host a solo exhibition of new work. Stewart had stitched ten 23 x 23cm embroideries, and whilst on the residency he stitched a further nine, along with nine pen and ink drawings.

Stewart also had a large wall which he kept free of work as he wanted to create a wall drawing. Stewart had recently created a large six meter wall drawing for the English Folk Dance and Song Society at Cecil Sharp House in Camden, London and he intends to create a new drawing on the wall which would tie in the embroideries and drawings.

The wall drawing was applied directly onto the wall using Posca pens and paint. Stewart hadn't roughed out a plan for the wall as he wanted the freedom of one element feeding into the next. Drawing on walls is a new direction for him and allows him to transfer the stories, history and folklore of location directly into that location.

Below is a short statement based upon the exhibition '...and then they came for the children

 '... and then they came for the children” Easton has withdrawn all forms of digital media in producing the work, and has married the innocent wonder of childhood with the free-form traditional processes of hand drawing and hand stitch creating works which on the surface appear 'twee' yet are underpinned with a sinister edge and circumstance. 

Stewart's enchanting work can be seen and commissioned, and his agent Artist Partners look forward to many more interesting installations and exhibitions of this most versatile and creative artist working in mediums such as embroidery and painting techniques.  

Stewart Easton is represented by Artist Partners

...and then they came for the children

Finders Keepers

Jessica Singh draws some eye-catching treats for the upcoming Finders Keepers events.

The Finders Keepers are independent design & art markets founded in Sydney, Australia who support new and emerging independent design. Jessica has created stunning posters and web banners for the markets which take place in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney later this year. Take a look at their website and facebook page to find out more and see Jessica's work in use.

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Meadows and Woodland

Darwin Holiday Parks commission James Grover to put his art on the walls of their Piran Meadows site near Newquay.

Meadows and woodland were the inspiration for James, he also included some references to the sea too with Newquay's position on the Cornwall coast. James says "It was completely drawn in acrylic pens, with the background colour done in emulsion."

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The Flying Bath

Awaited with anticipation is the new children's picture book written by Julia Donaldson, sumptuously illustrated by David Roberts and published by Macmillan Children's Books. 
This is the third book on which the dream team has worked together,  and it's looking like another resounding success. 
David, who has worked for many well known authors such as Philip Ardagh, Daren King, Jacqueline Wilson, Tom Baker and Chris Priestly also has an exhibition taking place later this month, which will show and display his recent artworks. The exhibition will be at Manor House Art Gallery and Museum in Ilkley

David Roberts is represented by Artist Partners

The Flying Bath

Nick Chaffe For Lonely Planet

Nick Chaffe was delighted to be asked to illustrate this years incarnation of Lonely Planet's iconic summer notebook. Nick, a keen traveler himself, was chosen for the project for his fresh unique style, he decorated the journal with travel inspired quotes in his trademark typographic style.

Nick Chaffe is represented by Meilklejohn

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Tado’s first book published by Scholastic.

It's been several years in the making, but we're very proud to announce that Tado's first picture book 'Monster Trucks: The Big Race' was published on July 3rd and is now available in all good bookshops.

Written by Jon Hinton and published by Scholastic Children's Books, The Big Race is the first in a new series of fast-paced, big-wheeled racing romps that follow Bolt, Chunk, Roxy, Fizz, Newton and Masher as they rev off on exciting adventures in a crazy world full of fun, laughter and a few spills along the way.

Tado is represented by Debut Art

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