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  • Interview with Cheryl Chism

    Cheryl Chism is an up and coming artist from County Tyrone in Northern Ireland who caught our attention with her beautifully detailed pen and ink drawings. We took this opportunity to chat to her to gain an insight into her inspirations and goals within the industry.

  • Interview with Phoebe Atkey

    Phoebe Atkey is a talented young artist who has amassed a very impressive following on social media and set up her own company all before the age of 20. She predominantly works with pen on Strathmore paper and we were blown away by the level of detail in every piece of her work, particularly the ones focusing on architecture and cityscapes. We took the opportunity to speak to Phoebe and find out more about her work, inspirations and goals for the future.  

    How did you first discover your passion for art?

    Like many children I always loved drawing from an early age, but it was only when I chose Art at GCSE that it became serious. I started sharing my art on Instagram at the age of 16. I received some really encouraging feedback and inspiration from other users, in particular from artists around the world. That is when I knew I wanted to pursue art as career.

    Pen and Ink Sketch by Phoebe AtkeyYou predominantly focus on sketches and drawings. Did you settle on this form of art straightaway, or did you experiment with a few different styles first?

    At school I had to experiment with different styles, tools and techniques. I really disliked paint as it is too messy and so I settled on pen and pencil

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  • Jenny Ross - Best in Show SGFA Draw 19

    Jenny Ross won Best in Show at the SGFA Draw 19 at the Menier Gallery in London this year. Such an interesting image we caught up with Jenny to find out more about the winning image and what inspires her.

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    Can you tell us about the winning image? I read on your website that you “map real and imagined spaces” which are drawn from your “own experience and dreams”. Is the winning image a representation of somewhere or a mix of the two?

    The winning image is a picture of potato crates piled up on a farm near my home in Aberdeen, Scotland. I spent a day sitting drawing them. I used layers of ink and pen to create the drawing and wanted to capture the light coming from behind them. I made the surroundings unclear to sustain interest and mystery.

    What media is it in? What media do you prefer and why is that in particular? Have you used any other media? How do you approach your art?

    I used ink and some oil

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