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Illustrator Interview 18: Zosia Olenska

By Gareth Coxon, September 22, 2010



1. How long have you been an illustrator/artist?
Not very long at all really, I’d say that everything has come together in the last year or so. I have always loved drawing and I specialised in sculpture when I was at school, but both my parents were artists who had to shift their career paths due to the instability of income. When I said I wanted to go to art school they teamed up with my art teacher to convince me that the only way to be an artist without poverty was to marry rich, which didn’t seem very appealing either! (more…)

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Illustrator Interview 17: Laura Anderson

By Gareth Coxon, September 12, 2010

1. How long have you been an illustrator/artist?
Well I studied for three years at University College Falmouth taking on professional projects in the meantime, so it makes sense to say three years!

2. What inspires your work?
Well, there are quite few things that inspire me, but I think people who know me will agree that I am heavily influenced by anything to do with space and the cosmos. Somehow, even to my own surprise, a star will appear somewhere in most of my work! (more…)

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Illustrator Interview 15: Clare Elsom

By Gareth Coxon, August 30, 2010


1. How long have you been an illustrator/artist?
I sincerely wish I could say I was one of those people who were born with a pencil in their hand, drawing from before they could talk… but in all honesty I’m really not!! I’m a creative person, and art has always been a huge interest and a passion of mine – but it’s definitely a career I have sought out and worked towards, rather than the inevitable path for me.

I now feel like I’ve been absorbed by the illustration industry for as long as I can remember… but realistically I have only been illustrating (more…)

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Illustrator Interview 14: Shaun Gordon

By Gareth Coxon, August 23, 2010

1. How long have you been an illustrator/artist?
I always preferred it to other subjects in school. I remember drawing Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles to an immaculate standard in the late 80’s/early 90’s. It took me so long to get their heads right and their little tails always looked like penis’s. It was always just fun to draw things. I don’t think I’m that great at drawing but I always had some odd ideas. I was around 10 and I drew a dog on my friends head in biro because I thought when he was old and bald it would still be there. I hope it is! (more…)

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Illustrator / Artist Interview 12 – Jane Rendell

By Gareth Coxon, March 24, 2010


1. How long have you been an artist/illustrator?
As soon as I was old enough to pick up a crayon! I’ve always enjoyed drawing for as long as I can remember.  I studied Fine Art for my degree at Falmouth College of Arts from 2002 to 2005.  Since graduating I’ve  continued to keep my drawing skills on the go by working on illustrations and commissions of people or their animals. (more…)

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Illustrator / Artist Interview 11 – Laura Taylor

By Gareth Coxon, March 8, 2010

1. How long have you been an illustrator/artist?
I been an illustrator for 7 years now, ever since I picked up a pen instead of a mouse during a graphic design lesson and quickly decided it was time to change courses.

2. What inspires your work?
I get inspired by the oddest places and at the oddest time. I remember once really struggling with a book I was trying to put together, I had done so much research and drawn 100’s of images but nothing was working for me. I had a break and went off for some retail theory when my beloved iPod broke. It was being stuck on a bus with a load of school children with no iPod that ended up giving me all the inspiration I need. Just a simple argument between two girls (more…)

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Illustrator / Artist Interview 10 – Pat Perry

By Gareth Coxon, January 23, 2010


1. How long have you been an illustrator/artist?

Well I’m pretty young still, but I started my career as an artist when I was 2, drawing monster trucks.I had a good experience at that age, and I think the momentum never really stopped.

2. What inspires your work?
I know everyone says this in one way or another, but definitely my environment. People around me and things I see, phrases I hear, and Michigan. Michigan is the state I grew up in, and I can’t deny my love for the place, or the prominence it has in my work. Relationships in people, and wild personalities also really interest me, and I have tried to portray these characteristics many a time. I’ve always loved camping, and am always pretty inspired by forests, fields and creatures too. (more…)

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Illustrator Interview 9 – Zach Johnsen

By Gareth Coxon, October 14, 2009

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1. How long have you been an illustrator?
Professionally?  For about 9 years now.

2. What inspires your work?
Man, all types of inspiration.  Nature.  Man’s interaction with and so called “dominance” over nature. Tabloid magazines and crappy TV programming.  Advertising, especially old ads from the 30’s – 50’s. Fantasy art and comics.. Books are a big one.. Other artists certainly (more…)

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