Recently I was delighted to be asked to contribute a piece of work to this year’s Le Immagini della fantasia exhibition. The Exhibition was conceived in 1982 by illustrator Štěpán Zavřel and has since gone on to become an international event that has celebrated hundreds of illustrator’s work. My work will be part of a collection by Edinburgh College of Art, which aims to celebrate Scotland by illustrating the 12 months. Vivian French wrote the beautiful words for each month.
My month was May, which was perfect as I spent may Mays on the Isle of Skye with my sister when I was a child. The image is my homage to the beautiful coral beach and it’s very nosy inhabitants!! I will add details of the exhibition and when you can see the students work as and when I know.
I have been thinking about doing a wildlife map of Scotland for a few years now. As a child I loved illustrated animal maps – so it has always been on my list of fantasy projects! I recently got my push to finish it when the Red Door Gallery offered to launch it at an event they are hosting at the Scottish Museum on 28th February. The map does not feature all of Scotland’s wildlife (that would be a bit difficult!), however there are 36 wonderful animals to spot. The print will be A2 size (594 x 420 mm) and available to buy in the Finch and Robin store and the Red Door Gallery from the 29th.
Posted in Finch and Robin, illustration, Scotland
Tags: barn owl, deer, fos, Highland cow, minke whale, scotland map, scottish animals, wildcat, wildlife map
This week I finished my grant work and the doodle-a-day project came to an end. I decided to take a few days off from ‘serious’ work and created a cut-out and make cow. These are only a few of the many mock-ups I made (I may have gone a bit cow mad). Anyway, the final mock-up is at the top. I am hoping to finish off the packaging today and get them sent off to print!
The packs will be sold through Finch and Robin.
It has been a better week all round, I even went out for a rare date with the hubby to see Star Trek (brilliant). As is the way with freelancing, it was a random week. I started off creating a cut-out-and-make highland cow and ended screen printing envelopes.