“Alongside an earlier career in engineering, Mike has had a life long interest and involvement with graphic design, painting, printmaking and illustration, including work for South Hams District Council and the environmental organisation Common Ground. From 1997 to 2013 he ran Press Gang Printmakers the print workshop based at Salcombe Art Club. Based in South Devon Mike is mainly interested in developing a personal vision, with shoreline, Dartmoor and still life as principal motifs. His time is spent mostly with wood engraving. Collaborative work with the Poets and Painters group is becoming increasingly important to his work. In 2012 he designed and published a book: Poets, Painters and Printmakers showing the groups written and visual work to date.” Source.
What interested me in this artist is their beautiful printmaking work. What particularly drew me to Mike Glanville’s print work is his collographs. What I like about them is their range of textures, and that you can get a large amount of detail into them. I also like the atmosphere and feel you can only really get from this technique of printing, its sort of murky, yet still contains beautiful details.
“Louise has been drawing ever since she first held a pencil and she is so happy to be doing it for a living now she is a grown up. Based in a small town in England, she takes inspiration from the every day things around her, such as hand painted signs, food packaging and old toys. Her work is colourful, jolly and playful as well as being unusual. She creates her designs by drawing, printing, cutting and finding collage material and textures, then compiles them using a computer. Never one to follow current design trends, her work has a folk art aesthetic and a timeless feel.”
Heal’s, Mini Boden, Flow Magazine, Anthropologie, Chronicle Books, The Independent, Anorak Magazine, Positive News, Donna Wilson, Graniph, The Skinny, Design For Today, Cicada Books, Compendium Inc., Little Otsu and Hallmark Cards. Source.
I really love the colours and textures used in this artists work. I like the simple two colour (three if you count white) pallet used and the hand drawn feel to the work. The texture looks like the illustration was possibly printed, maybe using screen print or linocut. Another thing that drew me to Louise Lockhearts work is the simplicity of line and shape used and how effective it is in creating a fun illustration.