Jo Cheung

Jo Cheung

Name: Jo Cheung
Location: London
Website: www.jocheung.com

How about a brief introduction?

I’m a freelance illustrator currently living in London. At the moment I’m a tutor (it’s my part time job) and during my free time I do my illustrations as well as making new stuff for my shop.

Oh and I like my coffee in the morning.

Who/what inspires you?
Nina Chakrabarti, Sarah Beetson, Deanne Cheuk, Stina Persson and the list of illustrators goes on.

What message would you like to send out about your work?
Nostalgia, decorative/ aesthetic approach, playful, DIY, fun, not taking things too seriously and I love cute animals!

What is your biggest accomplishment to date?
Continuing to make images and not given up since graduating (which was last year.)

Share a secret with us!
Coffee addict.

Carla Sonheim

Carla Sonheim

Name: Carla Sonheim
Location: Seattle, WA
Website: www.carlasonheim.com

How about a brief introduction?

Gosh, this is always so hard! Perhaps a haiku is in order:

Guess I’m an artist
since I spend my time drawing,
painting and fretting.

Who/what inspires you?

Children’s art!!! I also love Outsider Art, contemporary illustration, and the work of Picasso, Klee, and Modigliani.

What message would you like to send out about your work?

I draw animals and people. My characters are mostly happy with their lives, but with brief moments of confusion, perplexity, or grumpiness… hey!!!

I am happiest when I’ve been able to record those brief “clouds of emotion” crossing all of our faces on any given day.

What is your biggest accomplishment to date?

I wrote a book! (It’s due out July 1st: “Drawing Lab for Mixed Media Artists: 52 Creative Exercises to Make Drawing Fun”)

Share a secret with us!

I’m not good at keeping secrets. The only secret I have right now I can’t tell because I’m bound to secrecy!

Samantha Battersby // Matou en peluche

Matou en peluche

Name: Samantha Battersby
Location: Sydney, Australia
Websites: www.matouenpeluche.typepad.com | www.matouenpeluche.com | www.matouenpeluche.etsy.com

How about a brief introduction?
I am a history loving, cat fancier who loves art, ideas and all things stylish and imaginative! I have worked as a freelance cartoonist and illustrator for Australian magazines and papers and have had my paintings and drawings exhibited in and around galleries in Sydney. I’ve performed several times at The Performance Space theatre (Sydney) in one man (me!) shows incorporating my projected drawings and my boyfriend’s sound scapes. I’ve also sold my cards and posters at markets: most recently at the Powerhouse’s Young Blood markets in Sydney.

Who/what inspires you?
A lot of things inspire me: walking around art galleries, trekking through national forests, watching a favourite movie, chatting with my best friend. Inspiration can strike at any time and from any direction!

What message would you like to send out about your work?
I am very interested in beauty and prettiness and humour. One or more of these three concepts are never far from my mind when I’m drawing.

What is your biggest accomplishment to date?
I am very fond of the collection of drawings I have up on Etsy and eternally thrilled that other people like them too!

Share a secret with us! If I possessed one secret power it would most definitely be the ability to fly!

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