Sharon Pinsker's work and her own very unique style is highly praised, and is described as being beautiful with a clean line and a spontaneous and effective fashion flair, which is both atmospheric and ethereal, and evokes ultimate style and aspiration.
Birmingham illustrator, Joshua Billingham creates twisted characters that pay homage to the New York subway art of the early 80s.
He intensifies his creations by layering unusual combinations of textures and drawing influence from the cartoons of his childhood .
Josh, aka Gent 48, also likes to people-watch. He often makes caricatures of the folk he meets on his travels. After all, real life can be pretty warped too.
The Ruth Borchard Collection is the UK’s only public collection of self-portraits by British and Irish artists, with 150 works and growing. The Original Collection was the life-long project of Ruth Borchard, who built up a collection of 100 self-portraits by the most distinguished twentieth-century artists in Britain. The Prize offers a unique opportunity for new and established artists alike to compete for a £10,000 prize, and the chance for their work to be purchased for the Ruth Borchard Next Generation Collection. Emily Tull's portrait, which has been shortlisted, is from a series of hand-embroidered works of art.Here's what she says about the work:
"In this series beauty and fragility are enhanced. Hand stitching takes the place of drawing, abstracting the subject, breaking down the features to a more vulnerable state. The thread 'melting' into the fabric representing delicate 'skin'."You can see her portrait "Fragility #2" exhibit along with other entries for the prize at Piano Nobile Kings Place,London until the October 9th
They broke the mould when they made this issue’s cover star Jimmy Edgar.
Larry Rostant's portrait of Jimmy Edgar is psychedelic, freaky, funky — and that’s not just his music. With a life well lived that’s reflected in the extraordinary scope of his albums and DJ sets, he’s not afraid to be different — and celebrates that difference.
A celebration of creativity, freedom and diversity is something that dance music should be about, but is something all too often lost in the chase for filthy lucre. Jimmy’s a star like they used to make, someone with something to say, and it seems that now more of us are listening than ever.
Whilst keeping in line with the same visual language as recent works, Sam produced an experimental series in portraiture that captures the broad achievements of these well known scientists.
After graduating in 2011 Sam has constantly pushed fresh subject matter into his work and for this series wanted to combine both style and substance as opposed to leaning solely on style. Sam’s commissioned work is predominantly non portrait so wanted to strengthen the portfolio and appeal to a wider range of clients.
One of Phosphor Art’s latest illustrators was noticed by Mark Reddy and Sarah Pascoe at BBH recently. Alexander illustrated portraits of some of the BBH team in his signature style for a special awards dinner.
Each team member’s personality shines through in the quirky illustrations which reflect their nicknames through props and clothing. Everybody was very happy with the result – so much so that BBH commissioned two more portraits even after the event had happened.