Such a wonderful start to the week. Our hugely talented illustrators made another great showing at American Illustration this year. Cat O’Neil, Joe Morse and Hanoch Piven have all had work selected by the American Illustration 40 judges. This prestigious accolade not only builds careers but cements their names firmly in the creative hall of fame. Congratulations to all the artists who made the selection this year.
We are genuinely thrilled to announce that Liang-Hsin Huang has joined us here at Killington Arts. Her intuitive and sensuous style has brought warmth and substance to a myriad of illustration and animation projects. Liang’s powerful yet delicate pieces have a distinct rhythm and poetry which enable them to carry complex concepts and has made them a perfect visual accompaniment to music. Do spend some time pursuing a small selection of her images on her web page, animation page, Behance or Instagram. Welcome aboard Liang!
Yet another award for the lovely Meilo So! Butterflies Belong Here has been selected as winner of the prestigious Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award. We so enjoyed working on this beautiful book as Meilo rendered the artwork in watercolour and it is always a pleasure to loose ourselves in parcels of watercolour paper and exquisite illustration. Congratulations to Meilo and the very talented Melissa Manlove on another stunning publication.
We are so excited to be able to announce that the wonderful Owen Freeman will be teaching his first Narrative Illustration class online this Summer. The class will be on Zoom and focus on developing story-driven artwork from sketch to final, developing compositions, reference etc.
The first day is June 5th 2021, seats are limited. Details and more info available at Workshop Academy
Such a wonderful opportunity to learn from a master of this art form!
Delicate yet powerful images from Jun Cen for Spectrum News yesterday. They accompanied an article on new research into the very particular social, emotional challenges faced by autistic teenagers as puberty brings the usual changes to their lives.
We are so proud to announce that ‘Butterflies Belong Here’ has been nominated to the 2021-2022 Keystone to Reading Elementary Book Award. Meilo So’s exquisite illustrations bring a delicate charm to this fascinating text. It was a real pleasure to work with Melissa Manlove on this Chronicle Books Publication.