Joe’s illustration focuses on the Johnnie Walker journey from Scotland to Mumbai, depicting scenes from India's busiest and most vibrant city. The majestic giant Bengal tiger welcomes Johnnie Walker through the gateway to India, into a bustling indian landscape. From the high rise buildings in Mumbai's metropolitan region, to India's beautiful landscapes of mountain temples and exotic wildlife with elephants, peacocks and monkeys.
Much like Mumbai, this drawing melds the traditional and the modern, combining elements of Mumbai's spiritual past and prosperous future.
Sutherland-based artist Mark Edwards has another brilliant show at the Catto Gallery in Hampstead from October 2nd - 21st October .... His wonderful paintings depict scenes of men in great coats and bowler hats in snowy, wooded landscapes. Working from a former shepherd's cottage, his "The White Wood" series has led him to being "described as a modern master of a very British form of surrealism".
The Catto Gallery in Hampstead, London, will exhibit 24 new original canvases from the series next month.
Edwards, who also illustrates books, said: "For me The White Wood is to do with silence, memory, separation and things that I still don't really understand, occasionally humorous yet sometimes disturbing.But where I once felt uncomfortable and tense, now I'm far more at home with the surreal and intangible"
Edwards studied fine art at London's Medway Art College and then Walthamstow College of Art in the 1960s. He then moved north to the rundown property on the shores of Loch Hope.
Alongside his painting, he worked as a gillie on the neighbouring Duke of Westminster estate, but stopped in 2007 and began creating art from which The White Wood series emerged.
Edwards now paints from his remote studio in a cottage in Sutherland.
Read this article on Creative Review www.creativereview.co.uk/cr-blog/2014/october/enigmatic-paintings-by-mark-edwards-on-show-at-catto-gallery
Mark Edwards is represented by www.artistpartners.com
A Dream Life of Hackney Marshes is another beautifully crafted, limited edition album designed and illustrated by Frances Castle for Clay Pipe Music. Frances' atmospheric images are a perfect foil for Gareth E. Rees' words about the landscape of the Hackney Marshes and it's mix of ancient wetland, overgrown Victorian ruins, wild flower meadows, pylons, railway sidings and reservoirs. Ree's spoken word in collaboration with Jetsam's orchestration, takes us on a journey through this troubled dreamscape.
Frances Castle is represented by Arena
Ever since Katherine Baxter was a child, she's been fascinated by looking at the world from above, whether it was a model village or from the top of the Empire State Building. Ever since leaving Bath Academy of Art, it's been her inspiration in creating pictorial maps, aerial views and architectural vistas of cities, towns, and villages all over the world, although London and New York are top of her list. She has been lucky enough to have been commissioned by a number of clients including The Times, The Radio Times and The Daily Telegraph to explore and illustrate large areas of London, and it still gives her joy to create something new....... She illustrates using traditional drawing methods, her trusty Rotring pens are a constant companions, although she does use the computer for colouring and creating digital files, her passion still lies in the actual mark making of pen on paper.
She has worked with a wide range of clients from Children’s book publishers , newspapers to Advertising agencies. She is commissioned not simply for her drawing, but her creative and narrative ability to interpret a brief beyond the basic product of cartography, this includes many things like research, planning and composition....her main aim is to create something beautiful that is informative in nature, and urges the viewer to retain it as a keepsake!
Tom Cole has blown us all away AGAIN with this series for the "James Herriot Memoirs" commissioned by Littlebrown. As you can see the series of 4 covers fit together to make one panarmaic landscape, beautiful. New to the industry Tom proves how diverse you can be whilst still keeping true to a unique style. We didn't think that Space Race could be beaten so quickly. Everyone is jealous of your bold and confident colours. Well done Tom can't wait to see what's next.
Tom Cole is represented by The Artworks
Garry Walton is the latest Meiklejohn artist to work on NewHaven's 'Twin Towns' campaign for Tennent's lager. The campaign, which has featured artwork from three Meiklejohn artists, has had a great public reaction and has picked up various awards including the Grand Prix at the 2012 Scottish Creative Awards. Gary Redford and James McFarlane have previously created artworks for the campaign, Art Buyer, Claudia Lewry said of the project “We’re so pleased with the way each one has come out and especially impressed with the illustrations – they are really lovely.”
Francisco Miranda was commissioned by the New Zealand postal service to illustrate a series of stamps to celebrate 75 years of the Royal New Zealand Air Force. Francisco's soft yet powerful style has resulted in a striking set of artworks.
Francisco Miranda is represented by New Division