Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Greetings and a giveaway!

Good afternoon!

I'm back! Sorry for my little stint away from the blogosphere! I cannot believe just what a whirlwind few months it has been for my little company, but I sincerely want to thank each and every one of you who has supported Pearl Grey Illustration & Design!

So first things first... GIVEAWAY ALERT!
 I'd like to invite your entries to a competition in association with Innocent drinks! It's my absolute pleasure to have been invited to attend a special evening of mind expanding creativity, and I have two tickets to give away to the same event!
 For one night only, (1st of October!) the Innocent gallery will be opening it's doors for an evening all about creativity. Hear from DJ Rob Da Bank, graphic artist Kate Moross, writer and poet John-Paul Flintoff and be treated to a set from the extraordinary Nathan 'Flutebox' Lee! Peruse walls of specially commissioned artwork (and have the chance to take some home!) and listen to some great music! I will be there too so come and say hello!
 It's on the 1st of October at the Innocent Gallery in London, so you need to be able to get there, but if you would like a chance to win one of two tickets to this sold out event please opt in by commenting here or over on my Facebook page (click the link to take you there)! I will be picking names out of a hat at random on Saturday and notifying the winners, whose names will be added to the guestlist on the door. Good luck!!

So, 'where have you been?' I hear you cry! Well, the answer is all over the place! Earlier in the year I made a trip across America where I met a whole host of fabulous characters, including this lady who I witnessed coming out of a wig shop in Los Angeles. I think she was about 60% polyester.

I do have lots more to show you from that particular sketchbook, but that would make this post terribly long so I shall save that for another day! My illustrations will also appear next month in a book about embroidery. As soon as it is published I shall show them to you, I promise. I've also been lucky enough to have been working on everything from wine bottle label artwork to designing for a toy company, but I'm not allowed to show those off yet ;)

I am also unsure as to whether I posted this up at the time, but here is a portrait commission I completed earlier in the year of a gentleman who was a British Tug-of-War team member. I love portrait commissions!

 I have just returned from a trip to Italy. I wish I had been able to get out my brushes and do some painting because the scenery is just so incredible! I never can decide which medium I prefer so perhaps I will do a few different images! I will be adding lots of new images to my website soon, and as I say, feel free to click on over to my Facebook page or follow me on Twitter if you fancy.

Righto, back to work for the day! Good luck with your competition entries everyone!


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