Jessica Kirkpatrick: Textile designer

Jess Kirkpatrick is a textile designer in love with the process of painting and illustration, as well as the "hands on" appeal of embroidering, weaving, and knitting. Her work combines elements of a painterly aesthetic into the textural world of textile. Jess's Instagram profile is a delight of print-making, pattern design, and stylistic illustration, as well … Continue reading Jessica Kirkpatrick: Textile designer

Artist Rachel Card: UK Wildlife and Science Illustrator

Rachel Card is an artist based in Devon, England, who explores the beauty and complexities of the natural world, underlining environmental themes. "I specialise in both traditional pencil and ink drawings, with many of my personal works incorporating pen and ink pointillism, an intricate process involving the layering of hundreds and thousands of small dots … Continue reading Artist Rachel Card: UK Wildlife and Science Illustrator

Painting personality

One of the things that I most enjoy about painting animals is trying to make the subject look like a real creature with a life of its own. Here, I'm not just referring to the visual elements of painting that might make something look realistic (like shape, colour, tone, texture, etc.) but to actually capturing … Continue reading Painting personality

Moody art

Everybody gets moody; and everybody has deadlines. Sometimes, it's the deadlines that make us moody - and sometimes it's just... grrr, everything! (You know the feeling!) Being productive when you're in a bad mood can feel really difficult, but pushing through the frustration and managing to finish the task at hand does often help. When … Continue reading Moody art

Sketchbook Sundays

If you are at least somewhat familiar with my work, I'm sure you will have noticed that I don't shy away from vivid colours. In fact, it's difficult for me to resist throwing my favourite colours into the mix when I'm making art! So it naturally follows that I spend more time practising with colour … Continue reading Sketchbook Sundays