One of the reasons we love doing shows, is that it gives us the opportunity to show off fantastic new artwork and designs from our lovely Advocate artists to lots of people. This year is no exception; we’ve done a big call out to all our greetings card illustrators and designers, and boy have they wowed us with all their new work! We’ve got great Christmas, female, male, birthday, and boutique ranges all mocked up and ready to show you at PGLive and Surtex this year, like this quirky Adventure Trail set from Sophia Touliatou; this sweet Bunting range from Suzanne Khushi; lovely bold floral designs from Nicola Evans, and these ultra feminine, classy Bijou styles from Lynn Horrabin.
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Hurrah! Our lovely shiny stand is all set up and ready to go for PG Live tomorrow thanks to Kate and Ed! We’re exhibiting at Stand 107 from the 14th – 15th May, with a whole bunch of great new ranges, trends, and designs to show off. Come by and say hello! We don’t bite.
Here at Advocate we love getting post, so we were pretty pumped to be sent a colourful assortment of greetings cards from Advocate lovelies Paula Doherty, Karen Brennan, Sophia Touliatou, and Lara Skinner! These greetings card artists have been busily working away to produce these fun, funky, and rather beautiful designs.
To see art work for greetings cards and other areas from Paula Doherty, Karen Brennan, Sophia Touliatou, and Lara Skinner you can click on their names, or visit their portfolios on the Advocate Art Illustration Agency website.
We’ve put together an even bolder and brighter issue than the last, with a stunning cover from newly-joined artist Jenny Wiscombe, and art from Annabel Spenceley, Jenny Wren, Katy Donaldson, Jo Parry, and Sophia Touliatou. You can also see brilliant work from our greetings cards and art licensing artists, get a closer look at the world of a freelance illustrator in our artist features, look through the latest trends, and read about our amazing new web interface ImageSearch, which will change the way you search for pictures.
Adding to our general excitement about its release, the nice folks over at ArtBuyer Magazine have just promoted our MaG in their latest news bulletin!
To find out more information about our greetings cards and art licensing artists, or to see where we’ll be at upcoming shows, visit our website.
Advocate Art would like to introduce you to Susan Frank, one of our new artists. Her beautifully executed paintings really capture the light and atmosphere a scene and are perfect for greetings cards and art licensing. Read on to find out more about Susan or see more of her work by visiting the Advocate Art website.
I was born in New York, and spent most of my childhood in the small City of Kingston, on the Hudson River near the Catskill Mountains.
I moved to Los Angeles, California at 19, to escape the cold winters. I spent eleven years in California before moving to Houston, Texas, and then to Colorado where I now reside.
I attended art classes at the University of Houston, and the Glassel School of Art in Texas, and continued taking classes at the Art Students League of Denver for two years upon arriving in Colorado. Mostly I read a lot of art technique books and practice as much as possible.
My artwork is displayed in several corporate collections in Colorado, including Cable Labs in Louisville, CO, Cisco Systems in Denver and Boulder, CO, and Great West Life Insurance in Denver.
I share a 1500 sq ft town home with my dog (John Brown), and two cats (Lily and Agatha). I enjoy city life, but I truly love life in the countryside. My current home is in a fairly rural area, surrounded by ranchers (cows from the neighboring ranch have wandered into the park in front of my home and coyotes are frequent visitors), open space trails, mountains, and just enough city life close by to make it all work well.
Spending long days creating art in my studio is my idea of pure bliss.
My favorite art book is “Composition of Outdoor Landscape” by Edgar Payne. My approach to my own artwork is to plan each design with preliminary sketches, but then let go and feel confident, once the real execution of the artwork begins; …….allow for surprises in the process, and try to keep a good sense or feeling about when to end the piece. It’s never the same adventure twice.