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Spurll, Barbara

Born in the UK and raised in Winnipeg, Barbara started life drawing classes at age 16. Several years later she moved to Toronto to pursue her career in art. After studying fine art at The New School of Art and The Artists’ Workshop and illustration at George Brown College, Barbara launched her own free lance business. Her client list has included The Toronto Star, The Financial Post, Outdoor Canada Magazine, Dogs in Canada Magazine, Macleans, Chatelaine, The National Wildlife Federation, Owl and Chickadee Magazines, KidsCan Press, Scholastic Inc., McDonalds, Purina, Time Inc., Oxford University Press, Sears Canada, Storck, Nabisco and many others. Barbara has a number of award winning children’s picture books to her credit including Rhinos for Lunch and Elephants for Supper!, The Flying Tortoise and Emma’s Eggs. Her continuing pursuit of new horizons has led Barbara to establish a new alla prima style for her portrait work.

Hofflund, Sylvia

In Sylvia's years of experience as a freelance illustrator she has cultivated a style that clients call upon to convey a sense of beauty and place. When an art director is looking for painterly representation, her style is very effective. All projects start with pencil drawings and finish with an original watercolor painting.

Tharp, Pepper

Pepper Tharp | illustrator + Creative Director Hello, My work, aptly coined 'sophisticated fun' and 'nuevo french' is refined, elegant, informed with a touch of wit. Whether through the eyes of a sanguine shaggy dog or a willowy fashion-femme on a Mediterranean holiday I have a beguiling ability to capture life's minutia to tell stories that captivate. I am adept in understanding my client's goals and deliver work that ensures their brand is well-placed and memorable in the ever evolving and competitive global market. I have delivered many successful projects and campaigns for notable clients such as, American Express, Artful Living Magazine, Harper Collins, St. Martin’s Press, Ritz Carlton Weddings, Macy’s, Nestle, Sur la Table, Target, Vera Wang, William Sonoma,The Container Store and most recently 70 illustrations for Carson Kressley's new book (to be published this year). I have also discovered a fun niche in creating visuals for of social media and web design. With a true collaborative spirit, I love being part of a dream-team, but I'm equally comfortable acting as lead creative director or simply...working solo.I adhere closely to G.A.G. Handbook for pricing and ethical standards in my business acumen. With a drive to explore, I invite my clients to join me in every step of creative process so that they are fully informed and have input along the way. My work zone is a full capacity Mac Studio fueled by Nespresso and Adobe Creative Suites in a garden-view studio in my 1883 historic cottage in Linden Hills. Yet, in a moment's notice I can jump into your studio if in-house help is needed! I look forward to learning about your next project! Truly, Pepper Tharp www.peppertharp.com

Mahoney, David

David Mahoney is a British freelance illustrator based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Since 2010 David has worked with a wide range of Fortune 500 companies and now works under the alias 'Headless Horse'.

His latest client list includes: The Guardian, 20th Century Fox, OPI, Kiehl’s, GQ, Fortune, Maxim, Easyjet, Tesco, Men’s Health, The Economist, NBA, MLB, Institutional Investor, Disney Pixar and Adobe.

David believes keeping tradition alive is important in an increasingly digital age. He specialises in the merging of traditional mediums and digital applications resulted in his signature style coined "tradigital". This method of creating his illustration allows his work to be animated, a style often used in digital editorial magazines.

In 2014, David opened his first solo exhibition at the Coningsby Gallery, London titled ‘Black + White’: a series of animated portraits of twenty leading individuals created in squid ink and watercolour.

In 2013, David was awarded the 99U Scholarship by the Samsung Accelerator and 99U for his illustrative work. David has had his work displayed in numerous publications and has spoken at events in both the USA and UK. David is a Community Professional for Adobe.

At the present, the artist is currently exhibiting his work in LA and New York with the Hero Complex Gallery for his client 20th Century Fox, celebrating the latest American Horror Story and Disney Pixar’s Toy Story.

Manley, Matt

Currently based in Marshall, Michigan, Matt Manley has been working as a freelance illustrator for over twenty years. His illustration is primarily figurative and symbolic with surrealist leanings, and past client work includes editorial, corporate, medical, book, and higher education. Though in the end his work is technically digital collage, the process integrates both traditional and digital media. Collage elements are original oil paintings and drawings, with occasional scanned found objects and photos added to the mix, all united in Photoshop.

Viltovskaia, Elena

Based in Toronto, illustrator Elena Viltovskaia brings a light, expressive and elegant touch to the world of fashion illustration. Working by hand, her flowing line work, textures and patterns are made using techniques she’s developed herself, which lend a unique and personal feel to her clients’ projects. Backed up by many years of experience, Elena works with some of the biggest names in fashion.

Alongside her illustration career, Elena is a designer and an art director. She’s easy to work with and her priority is always to achieve the right look and feel for the project she’s working on, ensuring clients are happy and that the imagery is effective. Originally from Belarus, Elena studied design in her home country for three years, then emigrated to Canada where she received a degree in Communication Design from the prestigious Ontario College of Art and Design.

APPROACH
Elena loves working with water-based media such as ink, watercolors and acrylics. She has honed her craft over many years, developing a special technique to produce gorgeous paint spray patterns alongside her effortless drawing style. Photoshop is also part of her process, and she delivers work digitally.

STYLES
For spontaneous, colorful and elegant fashion and beauty illustration – where the hand of the artist is evident in every brushstroke – Elena is the artist to turn to.

CLIENT LIST
Elena has worked for clients including Mari Claire, Vogue, Elle, Walt Disney Corporation, Garnier and The Walrus.

Asher, Katharine

Using a dynamic combination of color and the ‘inspired mark’, Katharine Asher’s fluid brushwork and creative flare help secure commissions from clients around the globe, in a wide range of sectors. While she specializes in fashion and beauty, Katherine enjoys tackling a wide variety of briefs, applying her expertise, energy and elegance of line.

As well as her illustration work, Kathy creates conceptual art, exploring process works and installations. Pigment, viscosity and movement are key factors in her art, and occasionally glimmers of her personal work transfer into her illustrations. She has studied graphics, illustration and fine art, and some of her influences include Paul Jenkins, Keith Tyson, Cornelia Parker, Anish Kapoor, René Gruau and Kathe Kollwitz.

APPROACH
Kathy has a spontaneous and playful approach to a brief, choosing the medium that best suits the job in hand. “One of the joys of working in this way is focusing in the moment, using a triptych of experience, knowledge and happenstance,” she says.

STYLE
Kathy’s work is often light and minimal, relying on strong lines, deftly applied and mark-making techniques. She uses watercolor and ink, using color to highlight and accentuate her figurative work rather than to dazzle.

CLIENT LIST
Some of Katharine’s clients include Swarvoski, Bulgari, Louis Vuitton, Harrods, Calvin Klein, GQ, Ministry of Sound, Royal Mail, Marks & Spencer, Max Factor and Cartier.

Tallon, Ben

Loud, lively, frenetic and expressive, Ben Tallon’s artwork captures the many moods of modern life thanks to his instinctive drawing style and ample splashes of ink, brush marks and scribbles. His ability to organize chaotic creativity and turn it into a captivating image is exactly what his clients want.

Growing up in Keighley, West Yorkshire, Ben loved Leeds United, wrestling and video games as a child. They still give him inspiration today, and sometimes feature in his work, alongside pop icons and TV stars. Now located in London, Ben is passionate about creativity and is the author of Champagne and Wax Crayons, as well as the host of the podcast Arrest All Mimics. He has a BTEC in Graphic Design from Keighley College, and a BA in Illustration from the University of Central Lancashire.

APPROACH
Pens, inks, brushes, found materials and textures, acrylics, spray paint, pastels, wax and colored pencils – Ben is very much a mixed media creative. He’ll use worn out old brushes that have a little more depth and character than new ones, and favors the unexpected or happy accident. Photoshop is used to layer everything together and finalize the composition.

STYLE
Ben’s style is loose and organic, full of marks and gaps because he likes to engage viewers by leaving something to the imagination.

AWARDS
2015 – Dot London Small Business Awards – Creative Agency of the Year

CLIENT LIST
Ben has been commissioned by clients including The Guardian, EasyJet, Adidas, World Wrestling Entertainment, Comic Relief, Channel 4, The Wall Street Journal, UNICEF and more.

Tallon Type

Often, custom lettering is just what a project needs to make it completely unique while at the same time hitting the perfect note with its intended audience. And when a project like that comes along, Ben Tallon’s bespoke hand lettering service Tallon Type should come at the top of your list. Here’s an artist who can tailor the text not just to the campaign but to each individual communication with in it at a level of detail that script typefaces just can’t match.

From tight handwritten styles through to headlines in broad brushstrokes, Ben will fine-tune the lettering to the job at hand. He’s spent years evolving a range of character styles, working closely with art directors to gain a comprehensive understanding of kerning, weight, messaging hierarchies, composition and overlays to make custom lettering as effective as possible.

APPROACH
When Ben receives a brief he often collaborates closely with his client in choosing the media and execution that will give the project maximum impact. Inks, paints, spray paint, pencils, pens and found materials – the selection depends on the surface, idea, photography and time constraints.

STYLES
Ben creates hand lettering in a variety of styles, and will find a look to perfectly suit the mood and tone of the brief. For one project pen work in a clear hand will convey the right level of subtlety, while others need enormous, bright spray-painted caps. Ben can deliver either, and anything in between.

CLIENT LIST
Tallon Type clients include The Premier League, World Wrestling Entertainment, Arsenal Football Club, The Guardian, Bloomsbury, Women’s Health, Dr Martens and Comic Relief.

Schimler-Safford, Amy

Whimsical, decorative, and painterly illustration and design style. Clients include Target, American Greetings, Hallmark, Unicef, Crate and Barrel, Land of Nod, Fruit of the Loom, Baby Gap, Simon and Schuster, Scholastic, Oxford University Press to name a few. I have sold and licensed artwork to the children's publishing and gift markets as well as for stationery, advertising, editorial, packaging and home products.

Rob Weideman

Conceptual editorial illustration leaning toward darker subjects.

Justin DeGarmo

Selected clients:
Billboard Magazine • EA Mobile • Chase Design Group • Listen Magazine • Naked Eye Magazine • Nickelodeon • Northeastern University Magazine • Philadelphia Weekly • The Phoenix New Times • The Progressive • Random House • Riverfront Times • Seattle Weekly • The Stranger

Featured in:
American Illustration (website ) • CMYK Magazine • Illustration West • ISM Quarterly • Ringling School of Art & Design catalogue

Stewart-Croker, Jess

Recent illustration graduate Jess Stewart-Croker, is well on her way to carving out a path for herself. Primarily working with traditional media, such as watercolour, gouache and pen and ink, Jess creates painterly and colourful imagery. She has already grabbed a number of impressive assignments for several companies, including several private commissions. Jess can also quite frequently be found with sketchbook in hand making her way through a museum looking for inspiration in the historical references around her. Jess’s goal in her work has always been to capture the beauty and detail of an object in a traditional and intricate manner, and it’s immediately visible in her imagery from travel to product illustrations. What an impressive start to her career! View more of Jess’ work at Folioplanet and her own website.

Forbes, Bart

Forbes has done theme paintings for a variety of PGA and Seniors' tournaments, and is known for his many posters and prints. He has also designed over 20 commemorative postage stamps for the U.S. Postal Service, including the 1988 Olympic Stamps, Lou Gehrig and Jesse Owens stamps and the "America the Beautiful" series. His work has appeared in countless magazines, including Sports Illustrated and TIME. Corporate clients include Exxon, Pepsi-Cola, ABC-TV, Eastman Kodak, General Electric, Lockheed Martin, American Airlines and the NFL.

Williams, Dan

I am a graduate of the Royal College of Art and am currently living in London renovating a large old Victorian house and building a magnificent studio. My time is divided between illustration, painting on location and lecturing. For me all 3 disciplines feed each other, keeping me on my toes and keen to explore new uses for my work. Travel is a very important ingredient in all of this and a strong element within much of my work. The last few years I have been traveling in South Eastern Asia, Northern Africa and Europe. I love the insight, excitement and energy of geography and people

payne, brian

painterly, collagey, graphicly, conceptually, alternatively, flashy -need a flash animation too? contact me at that URL above.

Keen, Trevor

Trevor is an illustrator and animator with over twenty years of experience producing top-notch humourous and energetic artwork for editorial, advertising, and digital media clients.

Burch, Allan

Portrait illustration in charcoal and acrylic.

Bonilla, Raymond

Raymond Bonilla graduated from the State University in New York at Fredonia in 2005 with a degree in New Media and Illustration. He continued his studies at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco where he completed his Masters of Fine Art in 2009. He was awarded Best in Show in the Great Lakes Emerging Artist Competition, was a finalist in the Artists Magazine Annual Art Competition,and has been awarded Gold Meals in advertising from both Society of Illustrators of New York and Los Angeles. He currently lives in Buffalo, New York where he spends his time painting and teaching part-time at the State University of New York at Fredonia.

the Mudgefactory

My work is contemporary and edgy, done with collage, painting, photography and digital manipulation.

Tyler Darden Illustration

Realism, painterly, pen and ink, portrait, caricature,

Salomon, Rachel

Colorful. flowing linework and illustrations for editorial, advertising, CD, book projects. Clients include: Blue Note Records, Wall Street Journal, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, Penguin Books, HarperCollins, The Atlantic Monthly, Land's End, Spin, MS, New York, The American Prospect, Legal Affairs, and more.

Luczak, Laurie

Conceptual illustration used for editorial, childrens book, advertsing, book covers, design and corporate media. Laurie offers two different styles working in painterly and digital media. Her work has appeared in Communication Arts, Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, Society of Ilustrators LA, & Print. Clients include The New York Times, The US Post Office, AMEX,The Wall St Journal, Continental, AARP, Seventeen and more.

Favreau Studio

Best-selling author, award-winning illustrator, and creative entrepreneur! My studio is located in Alaska, where I live with my Scotsmen, daughters, and Giant Malamute.

Lunden, Einar

Einar Lunden is an experienced illustrator and cartoonist who works both for children and the general market. He does all types of illustrations, cartoons, comics, character designs, concepts, logo designs for books, magazines, online, and more. He has been extensively published in books, magazines, newspapers, online, corporate, etc. Works well on deadline. Please visit his website for sample work.

Steele, Robert Gantt

Robert Gantt Steele loves illustrating the relationship between natural and man made subjects. His paintings of architecture, for example, are made richer by his inclusion of painterly human and natural forms. The human subjects he paints, on the other hand, inhabit a convincingly detailed back ground. Robert enjoys the research needed to accurately capture the detail as well as the mood and atmosphere of his subjects. Recent projects include a commission by Smithsonian Magazine to illustrate the human character and the atmosphere of a particular small town in France. Robert studies music and is a performer in local San Francisco productions. This helped him create illustrations used for the promotion of Broadway shows such as “Showboat.” He completes several book covers and children’s books as well as many other com- missions each year. Constant studies and sketchbooks fill his free time. Robert was originally trained as an architect in North Carolina and at Berkeley. He completed further study in art in Austria as a Fulbright scholar and then in New York and San Francisco. He recently designed and constructed a new home for his family near San Francisco and is very active in the preservation of historic art and architecture. He loves his work. He and his wife Alice have two children. robertgsteele.com

Biers, Nanette

Nanette Biers Illustration. Painterly oil images of people, environments and water. As seen in CA and Society of Illustrators.

Revell, Cindy

Whimsical, fun illustration with lots of rich color, pattern and decorative borders. Children's books, editorial, advertising, corporate and greeeting cards.

Paraskevas, Michael

Michael Paraskevas, a well known illustrator among magazine art directors, has had his work featured in such prestigious publications as Sports Illustrated, Time, Town & Country and Esquire and has earned numerous awards from industry professionals. Michael has exhibited at Giraffics Gallery in East Hampton (6 one-man shows) and recently showed at the prestigious Southampton Gallery owned by Peter Marcelle. Along with his mother Betty, he published many children’s books over the past 12 years. Their work includes the much loved Tangerine Bear, which was produced as a Christmas Special for ABC in 2000. Other popular works by the pair include Junior Kroll, A Very Kroll Christmas, Shamlanders, The Ferocious Beast, Cecil Bunions, and Chocolate at the Four Seasons. The mother-and-son team’s most well-known project, called Maggie and the Ferocious Beast, was developed for Nick Jr. and is still running on Noggin. It won the prized Gemini Award for best animated show of 2001 in Canada. Paraskevas was educated at School of Visual Arts in New York where he also received his Master’s Degree in Visual Journalism. He divides his time between his home in SouthHampton and LA.

Chrisopher, Tom

Tom Christoper expressive still life acrylic paintings of tools and New York City.

Mjolsness, Jane

Illustrations for packaging, editorial, books and book covers, fashion, greeting cards. Illustrating complex emotional issues, womens issues, relationships and food in a stylized, simplistic, elegant manner with great attention to composition, color and line quality. Clients: Allergan USA, CF Napa (Tapeña Wines), What to Expect When You’re Expecting Foundation, Duncan Baird Publishers (London), Boston Market, Olive Garden, Marshall Field’s, Target, Visa Gold, American Airlines, Northwest Airlines, US Government, Hershey’s, Mall of America, The Washington Post, Faber&Faber, Hazelden, Pillsbury, AT&T, GlaxoSmithKline, EuroRSCG, Beringer Wines, Gerber Baby Products, FCB, BBDO, 3M, American Express, and many others. KEYWORDS: Women, emotions, healthcare, decorative, stylized, conceptual, packaging, line, line with color

Napier, Martha

When Martha Napier took the leap and became a full-time freelance illustrator in 2013, the world of fashion design lost a wonderful creator, but the world of illustration gained an excellent artist. Martha’s vivid watercolours and loose, almost naïve style, have given a lighthearted lift to all kinds of interesting projects in fashion, advertising, editorial and more. She also does live painting for clients, and was named a top illustrator to watch on Instragram by InStyle magazine.

Martha was born in the Midwest, grew up in Germany, and today splits her time between Chicago and New York. She loves fashion – that much is clear – and her most admired designers include Miuccia Prada, Marni, and Phoebe Philo. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Henri Matisse and Cy Twombly are three artists that inspire her.

Beyond art and fashion, she’s had a fascinating life. She’s travelled to the North Pole, and to the Galapagos Islands. “The only place I’ve seen a cactus, a flamingo and a penguin in the same location,” she says.

Martha has a BA in Studio Art from Wake Forest University, and was a Presidential Scholar at the same college in Fine Art. She discovered her love of fashion illustration at the Parsons School of Design, where she studied for a post grad degree in Fashion Design.

Watercolours are Martha’s main media, but she also uses markers, pencils and acrylics. She scans the work into Photoshop and uses the application to clean it up and colour correct it before delivering it to her clients.

Martha is very much a gestural painter, with a very fine skill in getting paints to flow from her brush and soak beautifully into the paper, and to mix with one another. Seen up close, it’s a gorgeous effect. Her work is vibrant and vivid as you can see, and full of joy and whimsy.

Berg, Margaret

WATERCOLOR, PEN & INK. Client List: Papyrus, American Greetings, International Greetings, Tervis, Georgia Pacific / Dixie Paperware, Creativore, The Tombras Group, Penguin Books, Women's Heath Magazine, Rachael Ray magazine etc.

Sheff Illustration, Concept Art & Design

Realistic and painterly figures. Humorous and humorless illustration. Delivered digitally via the web.

Westbrook, Eric

Eric's paintings are known for strong light and shadow, as well as for rich color and strong draftsmanship. The illustrative work is conceptual, textural and often surreal. Eric also does beautiful people and animal portraits.

Stanton, Philip

Virtual gallery of the Barcelona based American artist / illustrator Philip Stanton. Colorful cubist-pop paintings, illustrations,sculptures, and murals. Link to 1300 sites in Spain and Europe. Visit our exhibition at opensewer.com.

Collignon, Veronica

“I see life in colour,” declares fashion illustrator Veronica Collignon, and looking at her portfolio full of light, colourful imagery, it’s hard to argue. But she takes her obsession with colour even further in her everyday life. For instance, she has a collection of nail polish bottles that she’s never used. “I always end up buying them because I am drawn by the colours! I even remember names and numbers by a form of colour-coding in my mind,” she says.

That quirky sense of fun carries over into her artwork, but it’s underlined by great talent, professionalism and a fantastic technique. Growing up in Mexico, from a young age she was inspired by drawing and creativity, and her favourite illustrators include David Downton, Garance Doré and Izak Zenou. She worked alongside the latter for two years.

She later moved from her home city of Guadalajara to Paris, and then to Madrid, to study. Eventually, she ended up in New York where she now has a range of clients in fashion, retail, advertising, cosmetics and more.

New York’s cosmopolitan mix is the perfect thing to inspire her. She loves to people watch, and enjoys exploring other cultures, with Moroccan and Japanese at the top of her list at the moment.

Veronica studied on the Fashion Studies programme at the Istituto Europeo di Design in Madrid, and later gained certificates in Fashion and Fine Art from Parsons The New School.

Projects begin with Veronica learning about her client and the audience they want to reach. Research is key, before she plays with different looks and ideas, and then settles on the best composition. After the sketching comes her favourite part – adding the colour.

Whimsical, colourful and fun are words commonly used to describe Veronica’s style. Her work has the feel of classic fashion illustration about it, with striking graphical forms, a gestural style, and lovely brushwork and inking.

Oakley, Jacqui

Distinctiveness of human subject, with a modern graphic sensibility. Clients: Sony, New York, Spin Magazine.....Awards: American Illustration 21,22, Society of Illustrators L.A. 41, Applied Arts

Korsak, Mark

Specializing in celebrity, music industry, portrait, advertising, editorial and poster assignments Mark Korsak uses watercolor and color pencil to create both color and black and white works.

Revels, Robert

Robert Revels graduated from Academy of Art University with a BFA in Illustration. Robert has worked in the illustration and graphics industry since 1994. Mr. Revels has worked on a variety of projects ranging from children's stories to large concert backdrops for artists such as Carlos Santana and U2.

Vitale, Stefano

Stefano Vitale is an internationally acclaimed illustrator and artist. While studying for a degree in Economics at the University of Southern California, he often traveled to Mexico and the Southwest. There he found inspiration in the simplicity of the popular local folk art. This influenced him so much that when he completed his economics degree Vitale continued at The Arts Center in Pasadena, California for a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Vitale’s oil paintings on wood have earned him international awards and a retrospective of his life’s work in his hometown of Padua, Italy. Vitale is best known for his beautiful folk-style which has earned him numerous awards and a reputation as one of the most sought after children’s book illustrators. After living in the USA for many years, he moved to Venice with his wife Pamela Berry and their two children. www.stefanovitale.com

Pyle, Chuck

Chuck Pyle tells stories with a paintbrush, whether warmhearted Rockwellian scenes, or hardhearted Noir detective stories, he brings a cinematic sense to the scene and setting.

HAVOC Media Design

The collection of animals were done for Penguin Books Astrology series "Sydney Omarr" The ship drawings were created for the maritime industry. They were drawn on-location during Fleet Week in New york Harbor.

Ascencios, Natalie

Natalie Ascencios is an award winning Illustrator whose work has appeared on books, advertisements and magazines. Natalie regularly gives talks and workshops throughout the US and abroad, and currently lives in New York where she teaches drawing at the School of Visual Arts. Her work is in numerous private collections and theater groups such as: Sean Penn, Oprah Winfrey, CBS Studios, Jewish Repertory Theater, Jim Sheridan, Kevin Smith, Algonquin Hotel. On permanent display at the Algonquin Hotel in NYC is “A Vicious Circle”. The first painting also commissioned by the Algonquin Hotel,“1920’s Round Table”, is in Virginia at the Martha Washington Hotel.
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