Here @M.Saltmarsh we interviewed Brighton based artist and illustrator Georgina Luck on her career as a freelance Illustrator and which products and techniques she uses. Hello Georgina, What was your key motivation in becoming an illustrator? I kind of fell into illustration through looking for something that had the structure of a written brief, but that allowed some creative free reign. I had no idea in the beginning that I could really make a career out of drawing. It was a little daunting leaping into freelance work from a full time job, but its the best thing I’ve ever done, [...]
All inks are created from two components: a colour and a ‘vehicle’. Which ever ink you wish to make or use, you will need these two components. The Colour: Colours in inks can come from two sources, either pigments or dyes, both have advanteges/disavantages and each can be used for many processes. A pigment is a substance which gives ink its colour. The pigment size is much smaller in inks than paints, as generally particles need to move through a fine pen nib. A Pigment-based ink will sit on a paper surface and is more water resistant than dye-based ink. These [...]
A Retrospective is a free exhibition put on by Dave Mckean in the Tunbridge Wells Museum & Art Gellery, if your into comic art we strongly suggest you go and have a look, showing from 24/01/14 - 30/03/14 Also pick up a leaflet as they have talks going on (Getting into graphic Art / Women in comics / Maus and the holocaust) A great little exhibition from a real talent of an artist.
Interview with Andy James; local artist and painter. 1. What made you become an artist? Nothing made me become an artist, it was something I think I eventually became in time. Initially, the gravitational pull towards describing lives and experiences through an artistic sensibility helped me begin my career. As I look back, it all looks rather improbable, as I wasn't even aware of anyone going to art school, let alone pursuing it as a career. 2. What aspect of art excites you? Remaining excited and hungry about starting new work after 25 years. It's always a fresh beginning. Still believing [...]
Courses & Workshops • Watercolour & Mixed Media Painting - Michelle Illing - E: [email protected] - T: 01892 527 031 - W: www.micheleilling.co.uk • Life Drawing - Eddie Armer - T: 01892 826 040 - M: 07515 485 653 - E: [email protected] • Stained Glass Courses - Stoney Parsons - M: 07932 746 378 - E: [email protected] - W: www.stoneyparsons.co.uk • After school Art Club - Sally Scott - T: 07547 384 148 - E: [email protected] - W: www.scottpaintings.co.uk • Art Class - Luisa Dominguez - T: 01797 225 484 • Art Island (under 5's and their carers art club) @ BEAN - AD: 68 St Johns Road, TN4 9PE, Contact BEAN for more information • Portrait & Life Classes - Steven Rose - M: 07765 491 492 W: www.stevenrose.co.uk • Life Drawing - Martin Wells - M: 07990 981 467 Art Tutors [...]
Ever wanted to learn how to Silkscreen or print at home? Elizabeth Harbour will be signing her new book 'Simple Printmaking' and giving a print demonstration here at M.Saltmarsh on saturday november 23rd 10.30 till 3.00 About the book ‘Creative Makers -Simple Printmaking’ – is the most enjoyable book I have ever worked on! ’Simple Printmaking’ can be used in two ways, as a handbook for key printmaking processes and techniques, or as a guide to making beautiful printed objects, ranging from fabric for cushions to personalized stationery. The key features of the book are that it uses accessible, inexpensive [...]