iTunes UK is featuring a number of Parragon children’s picture books in the iBook Store this week, including titles by Advocate’s very own freelance illustrators Simon Mendez, Mark Marshall and Mike Byrne! To see more click here
Archive for October, 2011
Advocate’s freelance illustrator Liza Lewis has recently featured in the new Print and Pattern book with her cute and quirky designs. She has done many greeting card commissions as well as designs for gift wrap and home furnishings. Her inspiration comes from her children, dog, books, toys, music, fabric and plants. We love her gorgeous patterns and illustrations and think her place in Print and Pattern is well deserved, well done Liza!
New Advocate artist Martina Hogan has featured in Greeting’s Today Magazine with her super bright and quirky greeting cards. Her designs have been sold internationally onto greeting cards, home wares and paper products so all of us at Advocate are thrilled to welcome her on board. Martina describes her work as “full of smiles and happy thoughts – it’s great to know that there are people out there looking at my designs and thinking that they’re really cute and fun”. We agree Martina! To see more of Martina’s work on the Advocate website click here.
All of us at Advocate Illustration Agency are very excited to announce the addition of three new members to the Advocate team! After completing internships at the agency, Natasha Harding, Lauren Wood and Felicity French have all joined us. Natasha and Felicity have a background in illustration as they both studied a degree in the subject at the Arts University College at Bournemouth! Natasha is fast becoming a highly motivated and organised agent, liasing with clients, visiting fairs and talking to artists. Lauren graduated this year with a degree in Book Arts and Design from London College of Communication. She focused mainly on illustration and book-binding and is now our Project Co-ordinator. Her role involves tracking jobs, folio design, book-binding and working on the website. Felicity is the new Creative Assistant; she helps with some design, artist queries, and looks after the interns, all whilst blogging away!
Advocate Illustration agency are extremely proud to represent our fabulous new wildlife artist Kat Davies. Kat has always had a passion for nature and animals and we are so pleased that she has used her love for animals to create these realistic pastel illustrations. We can see Kat’s work looking great on greeting cards, posters and even as a children’s book illustrations. Watch this space! Check out her bio below:
As a child, Kat lived in Gibraltar and her earliest memories are of sights, sounds and smells far more exotic than those of her native country in England. Because of its close proximity to Northern Africa, the influence of that beautiful continent and its flora and fauna was inevitable.
It was only back in England, years later, that she knew art was her calling. Attracted by nature’s colour palette and an attention to fine detail, a realistic style seemed natural. Before long, a career in wildlife art was born, with a passion for conservation and love of animals at the heart of every painting.
Exhibitions include the National Exhibition of Wildlife Art, Animal Art Adventure at Nantwich Museum, Marwell International Wildlife Art Society exhibition and several successful solo exhibitions, all raising funds for conservation causes. Kat is a Daler-Rowney featured artist and wildlife artist for DMC Creative World. www.katdavies.com.
At Brand Licensing Europe advertising agencies, promotional marketing executives and sales promotion agencies flood the decks to find well-known brands and characters for their promotional campaigns.
“From washing powder to spectacles and health clubs to cereals, TV and book characters are being used by switched-on sales promotion executives to stimulate consumer demand and boost product sales”
Our fantastic illustration agency, Advocate-Art has a stand at Brand Licensing this year, and as you can see from the photos there have been some very prestigious visitors so far! It is a fab place for illustration agencies like Advocate to exhibit artist work, meet new clients and widen our presence in the art world.
Brand Licensing Europe 2011 runs from the 18-20th October at the Grand Hall, Olympia in London, and to find out more click here.
Advocate’s Alison Edgson has sent us some lovely photos from the Edinburgh Book Festival 2011. It looks like she had a fantastic time showing off her fab children’s book illustrations! Here is some more from Alison:
“Last weekend I went to Edinburgh Book Festival where I did an event in the RBS Imagination Lab with a fantastic big group of little girls (and one boy) accompanied by lots of mums (and about one dad!). We had story time, drawing and an ambitious craft session where the children all made fabulous furry mice, adding their own personal touches which never cease to amaze me! It was based on a book that I did the illustrations for – ‘A Little Fairy Magic‘ by Julia Hubery.”
Click here to go to Alison’s blog!