“I’m a plant lover illustrator living in Crystal Palace. I love to draw the world around me, with a special focus on representing amazing and diverse women with positive and motivational messages. All my illustrations are printed locally, in London on a high-quality artist paper that I source specifically.”
“Through on the canvas I’m examining the beautiful brutality of fight and the strength of human resilience. Each piece is created on canvas, using boxing gloves.
I’m interested in exploring how the canvas reacts to each punch, employing emotion and impulse to create abstract pieces of work, layer upon layer.
My love of boxing comes from being a very proud son, whose father was an amateur boxer. He boxed out of West Ham and spent most of his young adult years fighting on the canvas.
10% of all profits are donated to PARKINSON'S UK.”
Draw my Town allows for you to be drawn as cartoons in to your local town. Be it you with the cat, the 4 kids, or a gift for someone else, it feels truly wonderful owning a piece of art that no one else in the world has!
All pieces are hand drawn and include many local references including large and small businesses, local celebrities & countless historical nods to keep you learning.
Kelly Ireland is an artist and illustrator based in London.
Benjamin Medd-Phillps’ practice is rooted in painting, printmaking and drawing. As an expat living abroad his work often exudes nomadic qualities, executed through rhythmic gestures and expressionistic colours. There is never a predetermined plan when he starts a new work in the studio, but rather embraces the unknown outcomes. His work oscillates between figuration and abstraction.
Hi, I'm Sean, a professional freelance photographer based in Purley (London | Surrey). I like to work in a documentary style, taking natural unforced photographs. All work includes a free client consultation, secure on-line galleries, professional image enhancement and a quick turnaround.
Daniela graduated from University of Westminster with an Upper Second Degree in Photography in 2006 and has ever since strengthened her skill set to offer a rounded service in the creative industry.
Although her preferred medium has been Photography for the last 15 years, Daniela also shows a track record in Painting and a long list of Exhibitions showing her Art in London and abroad.
This has informed her way of seeing and her sense of creating images with impact, always with a hint of her passion for Paintings communicating a story and content a little beyond the surface of the images itself.
Teamed with her experience as Development Worker, Duty & Operational Management and a career in Life Coaching, Daniela is now dedicating her time to return to her Passion of photographing people. Her interpersonal skills teamed with a wealth of experience makes her the Photographer to deliver the Photos you need, tailor-made to your requirements, needs and budget, wishing to produce and create.
The Drawn Together Art Collective unites two female artists, who found friendship and a shared creative vision in a South London studio. Influenced by a love of nature and their surroundings, the duo combined, enabling them to embark on various projects, including gallery displays, market stalls and collaborations. Although working closely together, the individual members manage to retain personal identities of artistic style and expression, allowing their art to be accessible to all.
His influences and inspiration include the beautiful Parisian Society portraits of Kees Van Dongen; the darker Berlin street portraiture of Christian Schad and Rudolf Schlicter; Alfred Cheney Johnston’s photographs of The Ziegfeld Follies and silent era film stars; and the “Hot Girls” and cabaret artistes of post-war Weimar Berlin.
Portrait commissions of Stars, silent or otherwise also undertaken, please contact via email for further details.
Lydia’s current paintings explore themes from nature and of human existence. Raw emotions, meditations, life dilemmas and personal stories are caught in the city landscapes of vivid abstract worlds. Recurring symbols include drip-dreams, ladders, crosses, explosions and mandalas. She revels in the use of bright contrasting colours, taking a familiar theme and startling the viewer into seeing something in a completely new way. She paints quickly and freely to achieve an immediacy in her work.
For her larger paintings, she is interested in the abstraction of pure, neat primary colours and superimposing them over muted natural colours. She presents scenes in a series of grids, the horizontal and the vertical, comparing it to the digital pixelation forced on to everything that is broken down with the digital eye. Part of a series, her studies of her West Norwood Garden depict this unique outlook, in a similar style to her other recent studies of nature and the city. She has used the style for a large figurative portrait of Frida Kahlo. Influences from Mondrian, Klee and Klimt are highly apparent.
Andy Urwin uses a traditional japanese firing process to create these beautiful tactile ceramic houses.Read More
Artist Leah Reeves combines her love of mosaic and Mexican art and culture to create the world of Juan is Dead. Her ever growing family of colourful characters paint the afterlife as one hell of a party, they enjoy everything from their living life, but without guilt, hangovers, constraints or worry.
Leah explains that she always loved portraying skulls and skeletons in her art and after visiting Mexico during the Dia De Los Muertos any doubts surrounding her artistic theme were erased. She felt moved and somehow grounded by the natural way death and grief are embedded in the Mexican culture, compared to the very isolating way it is treated here, and since then she hasn’t looked back.
She uses the graphic and bold style of mosaic to create contemporary one-off pieces of art and illustrations for a range of crafty products.
I am an artist -originally from Yorkshire, but I have been living in London for most of my life.
I am the Head of Art and Design at a school for children with special needs, in South London. I have one son and two cats.
I first visited Ethiopia in the summer of 2015 , which had a massive influence on the way that I work and my outlook on the world.
I was very inspired by the power and beauty of the tribeswomen that I met. I was overwhelmed by their strength and confidence in spite of the adverse conditions in which they live.
When I returned to the UK I began to work on a series of drawings of the tribeswomen and their surroundings. I used charcoal and newsprint because I wanted to use the kind of simple materials that would be available to me if I lived in a tribal village.
I wanted to capture the resourcefulness and creativity of the tribeswomen- which is shown in the clothes that they wear and the way they carry themselves.
Some aspects of the women's lives and culture are very difficult for a westerner to comprehend- particularly the way their bodies bear scars from the heavy loads they have to carry, the hard physical work they do every day and the marks inflicted upon them during ceremonial acts.
Witnessing this, being a part of their lives for just a short time, has made me feel even more grateful for the opportunities that I have; to live the way that I do.
I returned to Ethiopia in the summer of 2016 and again at the start of 2017; on these visits I collected more photographs, studies and inspiration and began to add a little more colour to my work.
I regularly show my work in exhibitions and I also host workshops, please follow my website or subscribe to my newsletter to keep updated!
Cecilia Washburn is a London based Textile Designer & Illustrator. Cecilia studied Fashion Design at Ravensbourne University and specialised in printed textiles.
To buy Cecilia Washburn Designs stationary and A4 Prints please CLICK HERE to visit the ETSY shop.
Cecilia is also often at markets in South London including Oval & Herne Hill. Follow CeciliaWashburnDesigns on Instagram to keep up to date on markets.
Please contact Ceciliawashburn@gmail.com for Freelance Textile Design enquiries. Cecilia is available for commissions & freelance design work.
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Gerri Keniger is a versatile local artist, producing a variety of works from paintings, illustrations and prints to digital works and design.
She is a regular here at the centre and can also be seen in various craft fairs and exhibitions throughout south London.
Stackahumanoid produces exquisite pen and watercolour illustrations, mainly of automobiles.
Available as original artwork or limited prints.
Original limited edition prints from Crystal Palace, London and beyond, by Sinead.
Red Faces Prints is well known locally, having been in markets and exhibited in Crystal Palace, Forest Hill, West Norwood, Greenwich, South Norwood and beyond!
Theresa and Griff Davies worked for over 10 years at the Livesey Museum for Children, designing and building interactive exhibitions which were recognised internationally for their innovation and imagination.
Following the closure of the museum, Davies and Daughters now undertake commissions from the museum and heritage sector, examples of which can be seen on the interactive work pages.
We also produce original art and craft work for sale in the Art/Craft work section.
Griff Davies work currently on show comprises different pieces of wood cut and assembled to form landscapes.
I am a freelance illustrator and screen printer living and working in the wilds of South London.
I am open to any and all illustrative projects.
Should you require some drawing, please get in touch.
PS. I support the Just A Card Campaign. You should too!
I live and work in the London Borough of Croydon and most of my paintings focus on the everyday people and scenes around me. I love painting crowds and groups of people going about their everyday lives. Drawing and painting has always been a way for me to explore the world around me and to come to a better understanding of myself and my community.