Artist Showcase

Artist Showcase: Rosemarie Gillen ~ Children’s Illustrator and Book Designer

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Illustrator and book designer Rosemarie Gillen visits Inkspokes today, bringing with her sparkly, imaginative pieces from her portfolio of children’s illustrations. With a mix of approachable characters, creative compositions and that dash of fun, Rosemarie Gillen creates illustrations that appeal to young readers. There’s color, action, and characters with expressions that evoke every bit of incredulity, wonder,…

Artist Showcase: Kellie Nicely ~ Children’s Illustrator and Artist

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Artist Kellie Nicely visits Inkspokes today, bringing with her an illustration for Chinese New Year, pieces from her Travel illustration series and other artwork from her children’s illustration portfolio. Kellie Nicely creates these beautifully brilliant illustration series that she has been showcasing on social media. The series have a common theme, like her travel series or 100 days…

Artist Showcase: Charlene Chua ~ Illustrator of Akilak’s Adventure

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Illustrator Charlene Chua visits Inkspokes today, bringing with her illustrations that capture moments of adventure and wonder: a red balloon in Chinatown, a bird’s eye view of a walk in autumn, a little girl embarking on a journey in the far north. Award winning illustrator Charlene Chua recently illustrated the children’s book, Akilak’s Adventure, a…

Artist Showcase: Rowena Aitken ~ Children’s Book Illustrator

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Children’s book illustrator Rowena Aitken visits Inkspokes today, bringing with her some quirky animals: a unicorn, a cat, a red squirrel, some chickens. A graduate of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Rowena Aitken is a children’s book illustrator with a penchant for drawing fun and quirky characters and animals. Are you looking…

Artist Showcase: Corrina Holyoake ~ Artist and Illustrator

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Artist and illustrator Corrina Holyoake visits Inkspokes today, sharing with us her art, her artistic journey and her inspiring vision of maintaining creativity in what we do. Corrina Holyoake has appeared in the pages of Inkspokes previously, as an Artist in Residence and also when we interviewed her about her fun and quirky alphabet book, Animania. Her work inspires with…

Artist Showcase: Lana Lê of WoolyPear ~ Designer and Illustrator

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Graphic designer and illustrator Lana Lê visits Inkspokes today, giving us a glimpse of a graphic novel memoir that she is working on and an invitation to doodle. Lana Lê is an illustrator and graphic designer. She designs and illustrates books for such publishers as Hearst, Stewart Tabori and Chang, Random House and Quirk Packaging.…

Artist Showcase: Deborah Partington ~ Illustrator

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Illustrator Deborah Partington visits us today, bringing along her sense of whimsy, lightness and fun.    There is a lightness and a brightness to Deborah Partington’s illustrations, not just in the colors but in the demeanor and actions of her characters. A dragon who wittingly or unwittingly scorches its tail elicits in us a bit of…

Artist Showcase: Gretchen Deahl ~ Professional Illustrator

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Evoking a blend of whimsy and wisdom, illustrator Gretchen Deahl visits us today, bringing with her some of her monsters, big and small, and other illustrations that reveal the range of her artistry.    We first came upon Gretchen Deahl’s art via her monsters. These monsters, big and small, tall and stout, each with its own personality (grumpy,…

Artist Showcase: Jim Nelson ~ Freelance Artist & Designer

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Breathing life into fantastic things, freelance artist and designer Jim Nelson visits us today, sharing with us part of his portfolio: giants, dragons and robots. We first came across Jim Nelson’s art when we saw his spreads of the giant Inukpak standing in the vastness of the Arctic tundra in Neil Christopher’s beautiful book titled…

Artist Showcase: Elza Zijlstra ~ Artist at TrashWorks

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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…

Artist Showcase: Alex Crump ~ Illustrator

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Illustrator Alex Crump visits Inkspokes today, bringing along with him some furry storybook friends. Alex Crump is a freelance illustrator who draws charming characters, some of which one might imagine meeting in nursery rhymes. The artwork is light, expressive – not overly adorned – and the characters have that look about them that suggests friendship…

Artist Showcase: Kristen Solecki ~ Artist and Illustrator

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Artist and Illustrator Kristen Solecki visits us today, surprising us as to what bold lines, ordinary shapes and an occasional splash of color can reveal. Kristen Solecki shares with us drawings of trees and buildings (and cats and bottles), marked with lines and angles that give us an interesting, fresh look at these common-place items.…

Artist Showcase: Tamara Domuzin ~ Children’s Illustrator

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Illustrator Tamara Domuzin visits Inkspokes today, sharing with us wonderfully cute, lively characters that seem ready to melt our hearts. There is something very whimsical and fun about owls hanging out on a tree limb above a string of winter stockings. They (both the stockings and the owls) have a three-dimensional feel, the look of…

Artist Showcase: Patrick S. Brooks ~ Author and Illustrator

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Author and Illustrator P.S. Brooks visits Inkspokes today and shares some of his children’s book illustrations and his upcoming young adult novel, Deathcat Sally. When I look at Patrick S. Brooks’ illustrations, I am amazed not only by the characters he captures but the world in which they inhabit, wonderfully textured worlds, often in pastels,…