Having grown up in Yorkshire, Ashworth went on to study Fine Art at Edinburgh College of Art before embarking on the development of his skill in wood carving and print at the Royal College of Art, London. His work is exceptional in marking and observation with a wonderful blend of precision and movement creating imagery that encompasses both a warm, whimsical feel as well as the centred and more serious. In conjunction with his own personal creativity, Ashworth has workshops at London Print Studio. The Edition Interview with Jonathan. Jonathan's Website
Having trained in Printed Textile Design at Edinburgh College of Art, Gail went on to develop her interest and skill in design through working with The Conran Shop before setting up her own design business in printmaking on paper and fabric. Her work is inspired by patterns and forms that she observes around her as well as cultivating ideas in her London print studio by layering colours and shapes. The designs are simple and elegant in nature with strength in line and colour combinations. The Edition is thrilled to be representing Gail's current beautiful printed work and more designs in the not so distant future. Gail's Website
Unity grew up in a creative household in Cornwall, with both parents being artists the home was filled with art, eclectic objects and books - "As a child, I told my friends that I was going to be an artist but it took me until I got to art school to realise that was what I wanted to do." - Unity studied Fine Art at Falmouth School of Art where printmaking was a huge influence on her artistic development and mark making - "It appealed to my love of pattern and process and I threw myself into learning many techniques. I truly learnt to draw through printmaking... while my painting has developed over the last few years, I've finally got my own studio. It's a little space at the end of the garden where I can really just focus on painting and escape the world. I've been playing with various mediums but like gouache and oils best at the moment. I like a flat, but textural paint and both of these suit my style and palette." - The inspiration for Unity's work comes from sketching objects in museums, to flea market finds, and the works of Elizabeth Blackadder, John Piper, Winifred Nicholson, and Mary Fedden. The Edition is thrilled to have come across the decorative beauty of Unity's work, the use of colour and pattern are skilfully balanced to create wonderful pieces to treasure and collect. Unity's website
This prolific illustrator lives and works in London. Originally hailing from Camden Town, Christopher Corr went on to train as a graphic designer in Manchester before gaining a Masters at the Royal College of Art, London. Corr has gained a wealth of awards and commissions for his beautiful imagination and observation of the world he paints. As well as illustrating books, he has created work for Ikea, Habitat, London Aids Trust, London Transport, Qantas, and Royal Mail amongst others. The Edition is really thrilled to have this wonderful opportunity to represent some of Christopher's inspired works of art. His love of travel and colour is apparent in every conceivable way, taking me, and I hope you also to another land - to a very happy place indeed. Christopher's Website
In 1991, Clare graduated in Illustration and Printmaking from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee, and went on to be a freelance illustrator in London before returning to Suffolk where she grew up. Living and working in the coastal town of Felixstowe, Clare creates meticulously as an established printmaker and illustrator for galleries as well as for commercial artwork including editorial, packaging, books and greetings cards. Her wonderful skill and eye for detail is beautifully combined to bring a striking surface pattern which is influenced by her environment and her love of British 20th century Art and Design - "I like the way the medium makes you simplify the visual language you use. So your design has to be bold and your colour palette restricted. You often have to think in a different way to find a solution." The Edition is delighted to have this opportunity to sell this exclusive original linocut by Clare. Clare's Website
Born in Lancashire in 1966, Davies spent her childhood growing up in the Derbyshire countryside before studying and eventually pursuing a career as an artist. Her paintings evoke the essence of a scene, working with line and form, subtle layers of colour and markings of a structure, a wall or perhaps a trace on the landscape. In their informality, there is great consideration and it is this tension that Davies skilfully masters. Now living in London, Davies has regular exhibitions in Norfolk and Cornwall. The Edition Interview with Anne. Anne's Website
The collective work of this talented artisan has an interesting fusion - the subtle, delicate use of colour and the fine, paper thin sculpture of silversmithing, yet there is a gritty depth of labour and feeling in each of her workings whether in silver, paint on canvas or Emmans art of hand-dyed thread that perfectly wraps around driftwood. Emmans lives and works on the Isle of Skye, Scotland and having gained a degree from the Glasgow School of Art she has gone on to pursue her undeniable ability to create. The Edition Interview with Helena. Helena's Website
Living and working in Kent, Evans began his working life as an engineer but soon went on to study Illustration at Exeter College of Art and Design, and then to Goldsmiths, London. He turned his talented hand to linocut, painting and illustration producing a wealth of beautifully strong imagery with a pleasing, earthy palette. His competent eye make objects and landscapes into handsome forms depicting a scene with texture and clarity, partnering an informality and formality perfectly. The Edition Interview with Melvyn. Melvyn's Website
Bobbye is a Dutch artist, born and raised in Amsterdam into an artistic household with a father working as a musician and a mother who trained as an art teacher - " They have always encouraged me to follow an artistic career path. I've always been drawing - it was my favourite activity as a child. I would make up my own stories and draw them out making maps and plans of imagined places" Having gained a degree in Fine Arts from The Royal Academy of Art in Antwerp, Bobbye moved to London in 2014 to become a student at The Royal Drawing School, Shoreditch where she regularly takes a residency post at Dumfries House, Ayrshire, spending time in the beautiful Scottish landscape to develop painting and drawing skills. Bobbye's continual inspiration for her wonderful pieces is the natural world - "Walking through woods and parks spark my motivation to draw and paint. I take notes, make sketches and take photographs of interesting sights - old trees, hidden houses or beautifully stretched out field and hills, sights that are unfamiliar to my Dutch reference point." The Edition is delighted to be representing Bobbye's work.
The influence of creative people inspired Polly to pursue an artistic career, studying a BA in Illustration at Norwich School of Art. The history of Norwich and its people, garden stories, canary keepers and childhood memories are all part of the creative forethought of Polly's beautiful decorative work - "I am greatly influenced by craft and the importance techniques and skills passed down through generations. I look up to fellow illustrators such as Saul Steinberg, Maria Sibylla Merian, Martin and Alice Provensen, and the love of works by William Morris, Picasso and Josef Frank - artists that influence what I want to make the most, are the people that don't box themselves into a certain technique or area and who explore their ideas through using new materials and surfaces. In my own work. In my own work, I am most satisfied when I'm immersed in my making, or when I am painting purely for fun or to explore ideas, a colour palette, or to simply get an idea down and documented, quickly onto paper." As well as being a successsful illustrator, Polly is known for her quirky, colourful ceramics - a skill she learned and has honed by herself to create wonderful pieces of illustrative history and story-telling. Her work has an inviting warmth and charm and it's an utter delight for The Edition to be representing some of Polly's stunning paintings. Polly's Website
Also known as The Boy Frost, Frost studied Illustration at Falmouth College of Art and from 2001 became a full-time artist designing commercially and developing his skill in his love of screen printing and making 3D pieces. As well as a range of commercial clients, he has had a solo exhibition at Yorkshire Sculpture Park showing his fantastic varied set of talents. He now works from his Welsh home where he creates wonderful colourful prints that are teeming with character which undeniably have adult professionalism yet are packed full pif boyish charm. The Edition Interview with Tom. Tom's Website
Born in 1970 in Nottinghamshire, George now lives in the countryside of West Yorkshire in Holmfirth where she prolifically paints pictures that incorporate her love of ceramics, pattern, flowers and landscape. They have a pleasing unstructured quality with fine, detailed parts that depict a bygone era on a treasured piece of pottery or spring flowers which are so observantly illustrated. There is a beautiful calm stillness of time within her chosen colour palette and composition. George has had many solo and mixed exhibitions across the country. The Edition Interview with Debbie. Debbie's Website
Living and working in Glasgow, the handsome Scottish landscape provides Imogen with a wealth of subject matter for her stunning interpretation of the views before her. In 2006, Imogen gained a First Class degree in Ceramics from Glasgow School of Art but returned to her love of painting, in particular gouache and watercolour on paper. Inspired by painters that were influenced by the Scottish Colourists, such as Joan Eardley and William Gillies, Imogen likes to paint in situ and then return to the studio to finish the works. Her innate artistic talent lead her to qualify as an art teacher where she currently teaches at a hospital school in Glasgow. Imogen has immense talent in her discriminative eye, brushwork and colour palette capturing the essence of place with distinguished flair and brilliance. The Edition is delighted to be representing Imogen's artwork.
Lily is currently studying an MA in Children's Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art but being artistic began at an early age when she spent time in her neighbours's studio in Ireland having drawing lessons. As her interest in the arts grew, poetry, prose and mid-century painters such as Matisse, Dora Carrington and John Minton quickly became the influence and inspiration for Lily's work - "sometimes it is difficult to decide whether something has been an influence or simply a great love; but books and poems are so visual in their orientation that I am certain that everything I have enjoyed reading has directly fed my artistic imagination." From initially working in a dense and intricate form, Lily has developed her observational skill in how she perceives what she sees before her creating these wonderful artistic expressions of drama and beauty with a pleasing palette of colours. The Edition is delighted to be exhibiting some of Lily's paintings.
Living in London, Eleonora creates beautiful illustrations that are inspired from the shapes and colours of nature, as well as Dutch renaissance paintings, vintage posters and the works of contemporary illustrators. The art of telling stories through images from fairytales and movies has always been a love of Eleonora's. Having studied graphic design at the Estonian Academy of Art, she went on to complete an MA in illustration at Camberwell College of Art where she broadened her knowledge in visual communication. The map illustrations painted exclusively for The Edition are stunning works combining Eleonora's immense skill, creative flair and eye for detail. Eleonora's Website
Having studied Fine Art at Reading University, Lawrenson went on to study an MA in Printmaking at The Royal College of Art, London and has since developed a wealth of screen printing imagery inspired by her surrounding environment in West Yorkshire. She states that she works with two styles - one with irregular shapes and one with geometric and linear. Lawrenson has a beautiful subtlety within a sound strength of form. There is pure refinement, thought and precision in her creativity - each screen print carrying weight and dynamism in its simplicity. The Edition Working Interview with Emma. Emma's Website
"I have been drawing all my life. I won first prize in a national gummed squares competition at the age of seven and I knew I loved collage from that day on and the fabulous colours that came with it. I wanted to go to art school from the age of twelve so I sent off for prospectus's only to realise I was too young - I don't think I ever considered any other career." Jacqui Mair is a wealth of creativity who trained at Bristol and The Royal College of Art, London - she has a natural ability and flair for colour and observational work inspired by her travels and her love of flea market finds, churches, paper, colour or perhaps a day drawing alone in a museum. Mair has lectured in art for over thirty years within the UK as well as the USA and France where she is currently working in Marseille. The Edition is thrilled to have some of Jacqui's work which exudes her imagined and real world.
Growing up in a creative home, Emily Maude went on to cultivate her artistic ability by studying Illustration at Brighton University where she won the John Vernon Lord Sketchbook Prize in her final year which enabled her to have her first stall at the contemporary craft fair, MADE Brighton. It was a resounding success which gave Emily the impetus to pursue her love of design as a career choice, setting up emilymaude.com - developing her wonderful aesthetic eye and undeniable drawing skills on homeware products. The inspiration for her work is born from her passion of history, the English landscape, the works of Edward Bawden and Eric Ravilious, her travels, as well as interesting artefacts found in museums and antique fairs both here and abroad. I asked Emily what wise words had stayed with her from her college days - "my foundation tutor said "Draw sparingly, and make every line matter" - he said it about life drawing but it's relevant to all drawing. The second was at Brighton where a tutor said one day "You'll get bored of drawing pretty pictures. What's it all about?" - I remember feeling quite hurt at the time but it can also be quite good to remember that everything you output needs to have a story. So that's what I focus on, the story and the line." Emily does this perfectly in her exquisite original pen illustrations she has created for The Edition. I am thrilled to be representing some of Emily's beautiful work.
Born in Surrey in 1989, Moorhouse now lives and works in St. Leonards-on-sea, East Sussex, as a freelance illustrator where she industriously imagines wonderful illustrations with natural quirk, humour and a strong narrative ability. Her seemingly simple look has the hand of great talent that captures originality and skill as a constant. With over 33K Instagram followers, a broad spectrum of commissions which have included The New York Times, and a girl who has exhibited widely, Moorhouse is one to keep your eye on. The Edition Interview with Faye. Faye's Website
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Sarah grew up in North London in a house of artistic influence, with visiting writers and artists as well as a mother who painted. She went on to study Illustration at Chelsea College of Art and initially became a cartoonist before returning to her innate skill and love of painting. "I look at a lot of art, from 20th century greats like Bonnard, Matisse etc, to Christopher Wood, Julian Trevelyan, David Jones; I love formal portraits; renaissance icons; primitives like Alfred Wallis and Bill Traylor obviously...I also like to draw from folk art and fabrics too; I can't resist fabrics..." The Edition is really thrilled that Sarah is contributing some of her charming work - so rich in movement, tone and narrative.
"I remember as a child receiving an oil painting by numbers kit every year from my Grandparents. The colour and smell of the linseed oil in little pots fascinated me." Arabella studied art in Colchester and also at Kingston Polytechnic and since working as an artist her beautiful paintings have been exhibited nationally. Today, Shand lives and works in the welsh countryside, her inspiration comes from her surroundings; the landscape, family, garden and the dog. Other artists are of great influence too - "So many artists inspire me for different reasons. Ben Nicholson, Picasso and John Piper for composition, Indian miniatures and The Charleston group for colour, Russian and Italian paintings for figures, Vuillard, Piper and Klimt for pattern and so many more...I love colour, texture, pattern and the abstractness of composition." The Edition is thrilled to be representing some of Arabella's stunning work - full of verve, interest and wonderful expression. Arabella's Website
Growing up surrounded by sea and mountains, Sanae Sugimoto was born in Tottori, Japan in 1975. Having attended art college in Kyoto, she now lives and works there as an illustrator working commercially for packaging, logos and magazines. More recently, her interest has turned to using Japanese traditional black and orange inks - delicate, fine detailed pen work create beautiful pieces that tell a story. Sanae gains her inspiration from literature and music - "I have been really into Western literature since I was a teenager. I was a daydreamer. I love to draw a combination of girls, plants and animals." Sanae's exquisite illustrations are simply adorable, full of thought and wonder. The Edition is delighted to be representing these original drawings by Sanae Sugimoto, the first exhibition on British soil and I'm sure one of many! Sanae's Website
Vanns was born in 1960 in Newark in Nottinghamshire and after many years of having a brief encounter with her passion and skill for art, it was in 2009 that she became a full-time painter and printmaker. Vanns in a short time has developed a successful career with her mixture of still life and landscape pieces that have a stunning abstract fluidity with warm tones. She works from her stone outbuilding studio in the Derbyshire Peak District and exhibits across the country. The Edition Interview with Rosemary. Rosemary's Website
Working from her home in Oxfordshire, Jane is a painter and printmaker specialising in linocut work having studied Illustration and Printmaking at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee. "My watercolour studies are a means to an end in finding my next linocut - I love the physical process of painting drawing and printing - the mixing of colours and making marks." Jane began her artistic career by designing textiles and ceramics in Portugal before being the Creative Director in Graphic Design at the BBC. Returning to her first love of printmaking, Jane creates these beautiful paintings of still life which have a wonderful array of warming tones as well as a distinct graphic style reflecting her influences such as Braque, William Scott, Patrick Heron and Mary Fedden, and also the mid-century printmakers Robert Taverner and John Piper. The Edition is delighted to be representing these stunning original works!
It was a serendipitous moment in coming across the work of Ellie. For some months I had had a knowing of an artistic style I wanted to find for The Edition and finally I had found it in the beautiful art of Ellie. Ellie lives and works in London having enjoyed painting since she was a child. "Growing up in London you're surrounded by so many art galleries it's hard not to be inspired. Both my grandparents were artists and an inspiration - my grandmother an illustrator, and my grandfather a sculptor. I've always been drawn back to making. I think there is something unbelievably rewarding in making something with your own two hands. As a child I'd make gifts at Christmas. I've always found pleasure in creating things with people in mind because you end up crafting things with a lot of love. Whilst the Christmas presents were always inventive, some were received with more excitement than others (low points included blu tac sculptures)." Ellie is about to commence at the Royal Drawing School to develop her already competent signature of work. "My work is influenced by the art of Raoul Dufy, John Piper and Duncan Grant as well as the landscape I'm in. I have a total obsession with trees - I find it almost impossible not to include trees in my painting, they just appear! The more knotted and wizened the better." The Edition is delighted to be representing Ellie's stunning paintings - a dash and a daub with inviting tones of her wonderful imagination and beyond! Ellie's website