Posts In: Advertising Illustration

Artists Interview – Reginald Swinney

Pure Illustration represent many talented illustrators and artists, and we license their artwork to publishers and manufacturers all over the world. Sometimes, in the day to day of business, it is easy to loose sight of the fact that the artwork is the price and joy of a certain artist rather than a commercial product that will help a product sell. And so we like to take the time to introduce our artists and illustrators as individuals, so that our customers can connect with their... Read more


Artist Interview – Tony Parsons

Pure Illustration represent many talented illustrators and artists, some who have worked with us for many years. It’s always interesting to get a back-story about the artist who creates a licensed piece of artwork so we’ve been chatting with our creative team members to find out more about their work. Here is a brief interview with Tony Parsons, Pure Illustration’s most successful Fine Artist. 1. How did you find yourself working in the world of art licensing? For many years I was a caricature portrait... Read more


Tony Parsons was commissioned to create the Christmas cover of the BBC Countryfile magazine

As you may already know, Pure Illustration are working hard to find our artist’s new commissions and licenses that use their work in lots of different areas of design. We’ve been pushing hard for editorial work and Diane has been contacting lots of magazines and newspapers all over the world to get their work in publications that we’ve never worked with before. We’ve done quite a bit of editorial work before but this month we’ve completed our biggest and most exciting new project to date.... Read more


Design Round-up: Cats and Dogs

Our furry friends can make great subjects in licensing. We are a nation of pet lovers and as such dogs and cats often feature on licensed products, greeting cards, gift wrap etc etc. Here is a roundup of just some of the dogs and cats featured by a small selection of Pure Artists, whether the main focus of the work or an extra detail, these pets really make the piece. Artist Camilla Charnock uses dogs and cats to add an affectionate touch to her designs.... Read more


Design Roundup: Autumn

We’re feeling ready for Autumn now, so bring on the scarves, socks and change in weather we say! Here are some autumnal inspired works by Pure artists, as well as a bit of ‘Thanksgiving’ thrown in. We know it’s a touch early (for Thanksgiving) but we just love these colour palettes and subjects generally and feel the need for something new to consider now summer is on it’s way out. Firstly, artist Lisa Knutson creates a beautiful arrangement of sprigs, berries and autumnal leaves. Perfect... Read more


Artist Interview – Emily Stalley

It’s Autumn already but the sun is shining and the birds are still singing so we’re in a good mood here at Pure Illustration. We try celebrate the talent and originality of our artists as often and as proudly as possible here at Pure. So we post an artist’s interview once in a while to highlight someone who we feel reflects the spirit of creativity that inspires all of our team and our customers on a daily basis. There is so much good artwork available... Read more


Deva Evans – Artist Interview – Pure Illustration

Pure Illustration represent many talented illustrators and artists, some who have worked with us for many years. It’s always interesting to get a back-story about the artist who creates a licensed piece of artwork so we’ve been chatting with our creative team members to find out more about their work. Here’s a recent interview with Deva Evans: 1. How did you find yourself working in the world of art licensing? I grew up in Belfast in a loving home and have fond childhood memories of... Read more


Artist Interview – Hazel Kelly

Pure Illustration represent many talented illustrators and artists, some who have worked with us for many years. It’s always interesting to get a back-story about the artist who creates a licensed piece of artwork so we’ve been chatting with our creative team members to find out more about their work. Here’s a recent interview with Hazel Kelly: How did you find yourself working in the world of art licensing? I first started painting when I took a market stall at Covent Garden selling picture frames... Read more


Artist Interview – Catherine Aguilar

Pure Illustration represent many talented illustrators and artists, some who have worked with us for many years. It’s always interesting to get a back-story about the artist who creates a licensed piece of artwork so we’ve been chatting with our creative team members to find out more about their work. Here’s a recent interview with Catherine Aguilar: How did you find yourself working in the world of art licensing? Before going freelance and joining Pure Illustration, I had worked as an in-house designer for the... Read more


Artist Interview – Justine Kimmer

Pure Illustration represent many talented illustrators and artists, some who have worked with us for many years. It’s always interesting to get a back-story about the artist who creates a licensed piece of artwork so we’ve been chatting with our creative team members to find out more about their work. Here’s a recent interview with Justine Kimmer: How did you find yourself working in the world of art licensing? I spent 6 years at Art College, starting with a foundation course.  Here I developed a... Read more