Tagged: watercolours
  1. 11

    Jul 2014

    David Remfry

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    David Remfry was born 1942 in Worthing, England and is currently living and working in New York City. Mr Remfry graduated from Hull College of Art in 1964, and almost 10 years later, in 1973, he held his first solo show in London. Since then, he has had over 50 solo exhibitions across Europe and America.

    Through his career Mr Remfry has gained a highly regarded reputation as a draftsman and watercolourist. Best known for his practically life-size paintings, and his urban subjects. In 1987 Mr Remfry was elected a member of the Royal Watercolour Society. The honours did not stop there, in 2001 he was awarded the M.B.E. for services to British Art, and in 2006 he was elected a Member of the Royal Academy of Arts.

    Though David Remfry is distinctly a fine artist, having never worked in a commercial capacity, in 2002 Stella McCartney approached him to produce a series of drawings for her exclusive collection of women’s clothing for ABSOLUT vodka. A rather rare move as her contemporaries were exclusively using photography of glamour models. Yet, here was Stella McCartney using Mr Remfry’s drawings for billboard advertising. Mr Remfry embarked on the project not as a fashion illustrator, but as an artist. In doing so the focus was not solely on the garments, but on the person wearing them. His drawings had more expression and incorporated a more human element that can sometimes be missed in both fashion illustration and photography. The response was decidedly positive. So much so that in 2003 the Victoria and Albert Museum exhibited the work in a show titled, David Remfry Drawings for Stella McCartney.

    Sadly I haven’t found a single website that has a large body of David Remfry’s work. But you can find his pieces on places like Pinterest. You can also check out his book, David Remfry: Dancers, it has over 80 paintings and drawings spanning over 30 years of his artistic career.

  2. 11

    Jun 2014

    David Nunn

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    Last weekend I decided to go on the Open Studio & Art Trail. Essentially it is a free event where artist and craftspeople from the local community open up their studio to the inquisitive public. It’s a great idea, and I have not heard of many events similar to this, but I do (selfishly) hope the idea spreads to other parts of London.

    Upon my sunny trails I stumbled into the house of watercolour artist, David Nunn. His work consisted of people, places, and pets that he has meet on his many travels. Mr. Nunn’s attention to detail and the control he has of watercolours is stunning. I know it’s an odd thing to appreciate, but I really like the fact that he uses gouache to bring out white hairs.

    You can find more information on Mr. Nunn on his blog and Facebook page.

  3. 28

    Feb 2014

    Fashion Fridays ~ António Soares

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    António Soares is a fashion illustrator based in Portugal, and represented by German agency Candy. Mr. Soares’ soft watercolours and graceful lines give his illustrations a whimsical feeling. It is as if his figures are a vague memory, or a dream, on the cusp of fading completely.

    Go to Mr. Soares’ tumblr to see more of his work.

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    Jan 2014

    G. Grossman

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    Firstly, we would like to wish all our fellow Loungers a Happy New Year and hope you had a cheerful festive break. We would also like to take this opportunity to remind you that we are looking for Guest Authors. If you are a knowledgeable illustration-enthusiast, write well, and want to share your passion on the Lounge for all to read, please contact us. We would love to get back to posting daily by expanding the Illustrator’s Lounge team and can not do it without your help.

    Now, with the formalities out of the way, let me introduce you to today’s feature, G. Grossman. If you are anything like me and wondering what the “G” stands for, I used all the Google-Fu I know but still could not find out for you, so sadly that will have to remain a mystery. However, though the forename is unsaid, G. Grossman has been rather vocal about their process answering a cross-section of questions. I positively appreciate the variety of time-honoured mediums Grossman uses, particular the watercolour/colour pencil combination. It is also nice to know Grossman’s skill as a traditional illustrator does not deter from taking pieces to the computer to add that little bit extra. To see more of G. Grossman’s work please check out the GG Makes Art website, and tumblr.

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    Jul 2013

    Thai My Phuong aka Tamypu

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    Today on the Lounge we have the incredible talents of Thai My Phuong. She uses all kinds of techniques including cut-outs, watercolours and inks. What holds her style together is her ability to give everything she does a soft and warm feeling, perfectly suited to children (and adults such as myself)! Do visit her Behance page for a browse.

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