Sophie Downer (Instagram) is an illustrator specialising in character creation. I really liked her fan art illustration of Eleven from Stranger Things which communicates the mysterious atmosphere of the story well.
Christie Wills’ (Instagram) work is very much centred around wildlife, and she creates illustrations with soft, sketchy lines and calm, muted colours. I met Christie last year at the Plymouth Arts Weekender and really liked her papercut and watercolour art.
Lily Byron-Martin (Instagram) is an illustrator creating sketchy-style portraits and animations. She also does branding and design for business. Her work for Drift Records is really eye-catching and cool.
Lauren Ogbourne (Instagram) specialises in designing patterns, logos and other artwork for events and small businesses. She has created some really cute and charming designs, like this bear enjoying beer for a craft beer label, and uses different styles throughout her work depending on the project.
Briony Trott specialises in watercolour and children’s marketing. Her artwork for her picture book uses flashes of strong, bright colours and lots of curvy, wavy lines which gives her characters lots of life.
I like how Hannah uses only a small range of colours in The Magic of the Gallery to draw attention to the artists and their work.
Anna Bowen (Instagram) creates humourous illustrations with simple linework. Her caricatures of people on social media in her zine Social Media-ing are hilarious and I really wanted to get a copy, but unfortunately they weren’t available at the Show’s pop up shop! I was gutted about this because Social Media-ing is one of the most enjoyable zines I’ve read this year. You can read Anna’s very funny comic Counting Bits here (adult themes warning!).
Lizzie Day (Instagram) specialises in detailed papercut artwork, individually hand cut. Her piece at the exhibition was based on Greek mythology and showed each of The Twelve Labours of Heracles as if it were on a piece of Ancient Greek pottery.
More to follow!