Thursday, October 31, 2013

Watch Out for the Cat’s Eyes

Tiger and Snow Leopard are just two of the mesmerising paintings on show at Andrew Hutchinson's one-man annual exhibition next month. North Yorkshire artist Andrew will be exhibiting in his home town with over 30 original paintings and a wide range of limited edition prints. He says of the show “I wanted to explore the beauty and depth of the eyes of animals. Get the eyes right and the animal comes alive.”

Principally known for his paintings of British wildlife and farming subjects, you can see more of Andrew’s work for one day only at Sunnyfield House, Guisborough, North Yorkshire TS14 6BA on Saturday 9th November 2013.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Witches Trees

Inspired by a story of witchcraft and murder, Steinar Lund produces this suitably eerie illustration. The tale, set in 1737 in a town in Wiltshire, tells of the death of 130 people and the blame given to four sisters who were subsequently accused of witchcraft. Steinar's illustration and video show the 'Witches Trees', the place where each one was buried after their murder.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

New Talent Alert: James Grover

We are excited to now represent James Grover who brings his rich, intricate hand drawn patterns to the agency. James's work can currently be seen over the walls of restaurants as well as on album artworks, gifts and homeware. Take a look...

Monday, October 28, 2013

Grab a Good Book

Vicky Scott completes another illustration for Smart B*tches Trashy Books.
Used on their website, the design was created to convey the idea of relaxing and curling up with a good book. This is the second in a series of illustrations featuring the quirky looking girl and her cat which Vicky has produced for the 'intelligent, romantic novel review site'.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Lang is one of the finest*

Helen Lang works on several product and packaging concepts for the Tesco finest* range.
Commissioned by P&W London, Helen created the hand lettering for three dipping oils and rapeseed oil. She says "The brief was to make it look hand rendered as though someone had created their own infusions and written on the labels as a home cook would do." More products with Helen's work will be released soon.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Pikka Pikka

Chrissy Lau is commissioned by Pikka Pikka to develop a series of patterns for their micro fibre cleaning cloths for spectacles. 
Chrissy was asked to create whimsical and endearing designs and ones that would appeal to a younger audience. The results are five artworks, which have proved to be incredibly popular.
Simon Kuong of Pikka Pikka said of Chrissy's work "I came across Chrissy's work on the Internet and was instantly attracted to her unique style and the amount of detail in her art. Her communication is timely and her work has won us many great comments from our customers. It is often said success is not only to rely on one's talent but more importantly attitude, and Chrissy has shown she has both. I wish her every success and would highly recommend her as an artist and illustrator."

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Liam O'Farrell at the Affordable Art Fair

Michelin Building, London

From tomorrow, watercolour artist Liam O'Farrell will be exhibiting at The Affordable Art Fair in Battersea.
Obsessed with 'day to day' stuff and the architecture surrounding us, Liam's paintings effervesce with recognisable characters, places and buildings. The exhibition continues until 27th October.  More information here.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Fishy Art

Fish For Sale In Salvador
Mussels Man
Marseille Fish Market
Grand Canal Fish Market
Christopher Corr exhibits his latest 'fish themed' paintings at Kensington Place.
This show at the Notting Hill restaurant 'features fish from the seven seas', referencing his time spent in Marseille and other world travels. The joyful nature of his work in this setting will be a feast for the eyes and the belly!
The artworks are hanging from today until January 2014.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Mandala Colouring Book

Just out, this Mandala Colouring book for children is created by pattern expert Hannah Davies.
Published by Buster Books, this is the latest in a series designed by Hannah, she says "The book is full of wonderfully themed mandalas, ready to colour up and complete...this book was a fantastic commission to work on, I created a range of themed pages and lots of wonderful patterns to colour in! There is also a range of other books available in the next coming months for more complex abilities!" Buy the book.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Patterson at The Affordable Art Fair

Breaking into the 'fine art scene' and following his success at the Decorative Art Fair recently, Barry Patterson will now be exhibiting at the Affordable Art Fair in Battersea this month. Running from 24th - 27th October these stunning still life paintings are two of the four up for sale.

Monday, October 14, 2013

VW Celebrate German Unity Day

Chris Ede works with The Gang in Singapore to produce an advertisement for Volkswagen.
Celebrating the 23rd German Unity Day, Volkswagen Centre-Singapore commissioned Chris to use his skills on this graffiti style illustration. The day consisited of 'great savings and fun activities for the whole family' whilst observing the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Mark Wiggins, head of Art at The Gang - Singapore, says of the result "Chris did a beautiful illustration for us that really leapt off the page and created great cut-through in the newspaper. He's quick, upbeat and enthusiastic. He made the whole process of working-with-an-illustrator-by-telephone-over-10,000-km-away extremely pleasant. Our client, Volkswagen Singapore, is very happy."