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.
The summer season is underway at Goodwood Racecourse and Garry Walton has once again created a stunning set of artworks for their marketing materials. Working in the pastiche style that has become synonymous with the world's most beautiful racecourse, Garry has produced several illustrations for various online and print campaigns.
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.
Gary Redford was commissioned by HeyHuman to create this fabulous artwork for Glyndebourne. Gary's vibrant illustration was designed to promote the Summer Festival 2017 and reflect Glyndebourne's modern approach to opera. Gary's artwork has been used across outdoor, press and online campaigns.
Garry Parsons has teamed up with the wonderful Peter Bently once again for ‘The Tooth Fairy's Royal Visit'. Published by Hachette Children’s Books, this hilarious sequel to the ‘Tooth Fairy’s Christmas’ is jam packed with Garry’s wonderful artworks, which are brimming with humour. Listed as one of the 20 best selling illustrators of 2016, this year promises to be another great success for Garry.
Natalia Zarateigui was commissioned by Ardicia Editions to create this striking cover for 'The Divinations of Kala Persad' written by Headon Hill. This Spanish translation of a Victorian tale, tells the unlikely story of a snake charmer and an English Knight turned detective. Natalia's cover captures the intrigue of the story in her beautiful graphic style.
Hennie Haworth worked with the design team at Sphere to create the cover for ‘Paper Hearts and Summer Kisses’ written by best-selling author Carole Matthews. Hennie’s whimsical cover features pretty floral embellishments, alongside beautiful hand crafted lettering and has received a great reaction from the public and industry alike.