Jenny Nightingale is a freelance illustrator specialising in children’s illustration for a variety of print and web based media. Jen has worked on a wide variety of projects including children’s books, educational illustration, editorial illustration, games, gift products and web illustration for clients such as Macmillan Publishers, Cambridge University Press, Penhaligon’s Friends, The National Marine Aquarium and The National Maritime Museum.
Liz Toole now lives and works in Brighton after spending the majority of her time between Shropshire and Cornwall. After graduating from an H.N.D. in ceramics at Cumbria College of Art and Design she then went into the second year of a ceramic degree at Cardiff Institute of Art and Design.
Joanna Stevens grew up in west Cornwall and from an early age was passionate about art, often going out to sketch the animals on the family farm. She went on to study Illustration in Cornwall for three years and has perfected her own unique style that captures the liveliness and movement of the picturesque Cornish harbours and fishing villages. These images are all available as greeting cards and mounted prints.
Capturing the essence and spirit of the subject is my overriding consideration and challenge when painting wildlife. Sometimes it is in illustrative details other times it will be in heavy impasto and when out sketching watercolour and ink is the preferred choice. I sketch on my tablet and even create sculptures if I feel that better represents the subject in front of me or within.
Stephen Knowles originally hails from a small town called Heathfield, East Sussex, where after finishing school he attended Eastbourne college of art and design. Seizing the opportunity to get out of the south east of England and lured by a prospectus filled with images of palm trees and beaches, he moved to Falmouth in south west Cornwall to pursue a degree in illustration at the college of arts.
Born in the heart of Cornwall contemporary artist Jon Tremaine has been inspired by Cornwall’s natural beauty and in particular the wealth of wildlife that resides in the county. His unique escapism style of Pen and Ink illustration captures the beauty of animal and plant life in the most amazing way.
Dick Twinney has loved the Westcountry’s wildlife and countryside for as long as he can remember. Originally from Devon, he has lived and worked in Cornwall for over 35 years. Although his paintings, prints, collectors plates and giftware have spread worldwide and many of the books he has illustrated are American he still thinks of himself as a local artist, passionate about Cornwall, its’ scenery and its’ wildlife.
Richard Gelsthorpe’s illustrations are produced in oils/ alkyds on board. Work has included editorial, childrens book, adult fiction and life science illustration. Clients include Devon and Cornwall Media Ltd., Daily Mail Group, E.M.C. Design, Richmond Publishing.
Mark Stacey is a freelance illustrator with over 25 years’ experience, who has been living and working in Cornwall since 1999. He specialises in historical and archaeological reconstructions and military history. His extensive portfolio of highly detailed, figurative work includes limited-edition prints, and commissions from some of the UK’s leading publishers as well as the National Trust and Natural England.
David Axtell is a painter and illustrator working mainly in oils on canvas. Featuring landscapes combined with figurative elements reflect his interest in the ever changing surroundings of Cornwall where he lives. David is a former graduate of Falmouth School of Art and Design. He is interested in the relationship between the interaction of people and the sea. From landscape studies to wide panoramas David is searchttps://artistsincornwall.com/wp-admin/admin.php?action=duplicate_post_save_as_new_post_draft&post=14685&_wpnonce=7796922a5ahing toward a gradual unspoken narrative which draws the viewer into his paintings.o
At the age of 13 Griff won a scholarship to Wakefield School of Arts & Crafts using the same handheld instruments to make marks and the same pigments ground to make paint as had been used for centuries. This was the foundation for his work in the years to come.