In the depths of winter 2016 Sarah Maycock and Tom were invited to the Natural History Museum to discuss a new and exciting (top-secret) project. Ushered through a side door they gathered round a grand table in one of the many rooms of the museum that are closed off to the general public. Benji from Weidemann Lampe showed us some complex looking floor-plans, which were the initial thinkings of the 'Whales: Beneath the Surface' exhibition that opened it's door in July 2017.
Inspired by Somerset House exhibition Perfume: A Sensory Journey Through Contemporary Scent, gpstudio, has dedicated their Arch Window exhibition space to the ‘art of fragrance’. This exhibition will be on display until early September 2017
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.
Sarah Dennis worked with Carlton Books to produce the fantastic Papercut Woodland, a guide to making your own papercuts. Starting with basic paper cutting techniques and building to more delicate pieces, Sarah produced twenty original designs on a woodland theme, which have created a truly stunning book.
The very talented artist Esther Cox - represented by Artist Partners is a new and very talented illustrator and designer and she was utterly delighted to be awarded the perfect illustrative commissions, which was to produce two London Transport Posters for Transport For London and the images were to depict London's Riverside.