Wednesday, 23 March 2011

My favourite pieces from Pick Me Up Graphic Art Fair, 2011

Greetings all! It's been a hectic couple of weeks over here, and there's lots to share. Firstly, the owl painting that I was making for my two good friends is complete! I'll be sharing that very soon, but first I need to find a scanner big enough to fit it on... I am pleased with how it turned out, and more importantly so are the soon-to-be-owners. I have also been working on an entry for the AOI and TFL River Thames Competition, which (thank god) has had the deadline extended to Tuesday 29th March. It's still a pretty tight schedule but nonetheless I'm hopeful that I can submit a good piece in time to get a pop at that £2000 first prize. Wish me luck!

With all this hard work going on, there has not been nearly enough socialising in my life lately. So me and a gang of my fellow students from Westminster Illustration (Jo Cheung, June Chanpoomidole, Emily Bakes, Chrissy Wallace, and VybeInk) teamed up with illustrators Rachel Clare Price, Emma Block and Rachel Lewis for a fun afternoon out at Pick Me Up graphic art fair. It was lovely being out in the fresh air and sunshine, despite my journey in being blighted by weekend tube works! Here is a round up of some of my favourite artists from the show.

(How could I resist so many bird-stuffed collages... even including owls, my favourite!)

(Beautiful, whimsical and dreamy with a gorgeous colour palette.)

(Colourful, bold work, with a strong folk-art vibe.)

Hope you enjoyed this post, and the sunshine! Thanks for reading, as always.


  1. Thanks for posting! Would have loved to have gone

  2. i knew you would like the birds one!

  3. Thanks Maria! Yes it was a very good show, with some interactive elements too, very talented people there. There's always next year to go ;D

    Hehe Che you know me too well! It's like the artist made it with me (and Jo) in mind...