Artist News

Interview with Corrina Holyoake, Illustrator and Author of Animania

Corrina Holyoake is an artist and illustrator based in coastal West Sussex in the U.K. A person perusing her portfolio quickly realizes, however, that her art partakes of a much wider and diverse world. She paints mesmerizing treescapes that have elements of impressionist and colorist works and creates decorative art that at times reminds us…

Review: Animania by Corrina Holyoake

A is for AntosaurusTo little kids, the alphabet is a bit of magic, a mix of fairy dust and candy canes. We forget the great moment of exhilaration when as a young reader we first recognize a letter. Any letter. It’s that sense of magic and exhilaration, that moment of first discovery, that author and…

Book News: Illustrator Corrina Holyoake to launch Animania

One of our favorite illustrators Corrina Holyoake has been working on a wonderfully wacky alphabet book for the young and young at heart. Titled Animania, the book gathers together a mash-up of adorable, unusual (perhaps peculiar) but always fun characters to re-introduce to us the ABC’s. “If this book can raise a giggle out there,…

Artist Showcase: Elza Zijlstra ~ Artist at TrashWorks

Elza Zijlstra creates art out of discarded objects she finds on long walks along the beach. Her art, a mesh of beach trash and eclectic images from vintage magazines (art created under her logo TrashWorks), distills images that are at once original and striking. In one image titled Harry Wanted to Travel, a man in…

Quarterly Art Contest: Back to School

We are launching our quarterly Inkspokes art contest. Artists/book illustrators can submit up to five sketches/illustrations during the quarter (fall quarter is from now to November 15, with winners announced at the beginning of December). The theme for the first contest is “Back to School” and anything sort of related to that theme will be…