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Mark Boardman – Royal Botanical Gardens Kew

We’re absolutely thrilled to share this beautiful series of illustrations created by Mark Boardman to accompany the new Travel The World At Kew Exhibition, which is open now in their global garden. Following three months of closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Kew Gardens has reopened and is showcasing its uniquely diverse landscape by presenting an exhibition of words and images linked specifically to areas within their gardens, reconnecting visitors with nature and satisfying their frustrated wanderlust.

 

Tasked with bringing the specially commissioned poetry and prose to life, Mark’s illustrations were inspired by the Royal Botanic Garden's selection of worldwide plants and trees, transporting visitors on a journey to each country. 

 

 

Talking about his contribution to the exhibition, Mark has described his pleasure at working on this inspiring project, “I felt so fortunate to have this commission to focus on during lock down. Not only did it allow me to immerse myself in researching the many botanic wonders at Kew, it gave me the opportunity to feel like I was escaping on my own global adventure.” To see more of Mark’s work, click here.

Karolina Pawelczyk – The CURVY magazine

Karolina Pawelczyk was asked to contribute to the fabulous German Editorial, The CURVY magazine. The article features power dressing and plus size celebrities; Michelle Obama, Hayley Hasselhoff and Melissa McCarthy. Karolina's illustration accompanies these real power women talking about their style.

Karolina Pawelczyk is represented by Lipstick of London

Doug John Miller / Laurence King

Doug John Miller was commissioned by Laurence King to create the artwork for ‘The World of Sherlock Holmes’, a complex and storied jigsaw puzzle which captures the world of the famous detective.

The plan for the puzzle was authored by Nicholas Utechin, the official historian of the Sherlock Holmes Society of London. Following his brief, Doug created a bustling cityscape featuring Sherlock Holmes’ mysteries, locations, characters and clues.

Doug’s artwork displays his particular eye for architectural detail and talent for composing intricately detailed scenes which draw the viewer in with the multiple strands of stories being told.

Doug John Miller is represented by Début Art

Jamie Edler

Our  hugely talented contemporary artist/illustrator Jamie Edler has been working on new and dynamic  images, and he has now  concentrated his thoughts on some stylish classic covers.

 

Here is his wonderful image for the cover  inspired by the classic Animal Farm, written by George Orwell and first published in 1945.

 

For more of Jamie’s phenomenal work please check out the website at Artist Partners - Jamie Edler - Artist Partners

Paul Sizer

Artist Partners are delighted to welcome the hugely talented illustrator/designer/art educator Paul Sizer from the US  AP’s  books, with a wealth of experience designing in the music sector, CD and Album design, Graphic Novels and  Comics,Publishing and Poster Art. We want to introduce his great talents to the UK and European market -

For more of Paul’s fabulous images please check out the website: Paul Sizer - Artist Partners

Set off for outer space with Joe Lillington’s Rocket Boy

Prepare for the adventure of a lifetime as we launch Rocket Boy on his inaugural mission to Mars. Rocket Boy written by Little Tiger Press editor Katie Jennings and illustrated by Joe Lillington forms part of the incredibly successful Stripes illustrated colour fiction series.

There are action-packed illustrations on every spread! This brilliant 96 page-turner encapsulates the wonder and limitless nature of a child's imagination as space enthusiast Callum sets about making his very own Rocket from recycled materials in order to embark on an implausible mission to Mars.

Interesting space facts are cleverly woven into the story to make this educational as well as a fun-filled pacy read for young readers. Joe has created a series of brilliantly accessible and engaging illustrations, packed with detail for readers to explore using a sophisticated pallet and inventive use of page space to keep them gripped. We think Rocket Boy will have 'leap-off-the-shelf' appeal to a wide range of budding young astronauts and newly emerging independent readers. A book which would make a welcome addition to schools and libraries too!

Rocket Boy publishes on the 6th August - Grab a copy HERE and perhaps start making your own intergalactic space rocket!

 Joe is represented by Arena Illustration, for more information about working with Joe please email info@arenaillustration.com

Little Badman illustrated by Aleksei Bitscoff

Hold on to your hats, Little Badman is BACK. We are really excited to present Little Badman and the Time-
travelling Teacher
 of Doom written by Humzar Arshad and Henry White and illustrated by Aleksei Bitskoff. Following on from Little Badman and the Invasion of the Killer Aunties this new book has already rightfully gathered some impressive advanced reviews...

"Wildly over the top and satisfying" The Observer New Review Children's Book of the Month

Humzar has been having a few problems keeping out of trouble with his wayward pals so his Dad is taking charge and sending him to a special school in Pakistan. As you can guess things go wildly out of control and as always chaos unfurls in this hilarious new adventure.

Aleksei is represented by Arena Illustration for more information about working with Aleksei please email info@arenaillustration.com

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