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

Leonie Bos- Snape Maltings

"Last summer Leonie was commissioned by Silk Pearce to undertake an artist residency at Snape Maltings. The first step was an initial visit to the venue to get inspiration which Leonie would call upon to produce a series of artworks for various events at the venue.
These images are the first instalment of her efforts which are currently being used to promote Aldeburgh Festival in June. Check out the Snape Maltings website for further details and of course to see Leonie's work in all its glory. More to come!"

The SAA Associate Prize for New Talent in Illustration at New Designers 2018, Part 2 July 4 – 7

The Society of Artists Agents (SAA) is delighted to be working in partnership with New Designers 2018.

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The World Illustration Awards 2017

The Association of Illustrators, in partnership with the Directory of Illustration in USA, are delighted to presented the 2017 World Illustration Awards. With eight categories across Advertising, publishing, editorial and site specific work the World Illustration Awards continues to be a landmark award for illustrators and commissioners.

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SAA Associate Prize for New Talent in Illustration at New Designers 2017

We are very pleased to announce that the winner of this year’s SAA Associate Prize for New Talent in Illustration at New Designers 2017 is Sophie Melissa from Falmouth University.

The award is given to a graduate in Illustration who is judged to have created the most fresh and inspiring work at New Designers. The prize is a career-making six months trial representation by one of the SAA’s member agents to be revealed soon, so watch this space.

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Artist Interview – Anna Koska

 

Specialising in fruit, vegetables and the natural world, Anna has illustrated over 100 books and worked with chefs, writers and publishers from around the globe.

Over her 25 year career Anna has honed her skills in watercolour, pen & ink, oils and most recently, egg tempera. Her methods may vary but the joy of her artwork is constant; each piece she creates is a celebration of the fruit, vegetable or animal she has captured with her inimitable flare.

 

Anna achieves all of this against a backdrop of rural living, all recorded in her daily instagram post, which her 5,000 plus followers have come to adore. Her illustration work is inextricably linked with her way of life, Anna meets the ups and downs of a self sufficient lifestyle with a smile, embracing each challenge as it comes. An attitude she has also applied to her illustration career.

Constantly evolving, honing her craft and listening to the market, Anna's determination has secured her place as one of the UK's leading natural history illustrators. We spoke with Anna about the beauty of working traditionally, her seemingly idyllic lifestyle and the joy she gets from her work.

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What Do Illustration Agents Do?

Illustration Ltd.’s Harry Lyon-Smith estimates that there are over 1000 illustration commissions each week in the United Kingdom.

With so many illustrators working on so many projects and any given time, it is clear that there is a big demand for representation out there. Illustration agents, like any agent, are the linchpin in the relationship between artists and the commissioning clients.

That might not explain what the agency does, and why freelancers need them but like any agency, there are certain tasks the agents will do to make it far easier for the freelancer excel in their career. As Caroline Thomson of Arena Illustration agency put it, “An agent is your support, quality control, sounding board and mentor.”

What do Illustration Agents do?

So, here are five practical every-day tasks that we can help you with...

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