Posts In: Editorial Illustration

Visit Us at the Blueprint Show – New York – this May

We will be exhibiting great new work by our artists and illustrators at the Blueprint Show in New York City this May 17-19th. If you are a publisher or manufacturer who is looking for fantastic artwork for your product or publication please come and see us! #artlicensing Richard Patey Read more


Melanie Chadwick Map Illustrations

Melanie Chadwick Pure Illustration - Editorial Illustrators for hire

Melanie Chadwick is a multi talented illustrator based in Cornwall who has been represented by Pure Illustration since 2015. We’ve successfully agreed licenses for Melanie for greetings cards and other products but Melanie has many other talents and has recently been working on maps of her home county of Cornwall. If you are looking for an illustrator to create a map of your city, town or village then we would be happy to help you commission Melanie. As you will see from the work below... Read more


Map Illustration by Pure Illustration artists

Pure Illustration represent a wide variety or artists and illustrators from all creative markets. We’re steadily developing our advertising and editorial illustration portfolios and work with some very experienced creatives whose artwork appears in magazines, publications and on products. One content matter that is regularly commissioned in all of these situations is Map Illustration. Here are a few of our illustrators published works to demonstrate their ability and hopefully give you a reason to commission them through Pure Illustration. Read more


New BBC Countryfile Magazine Illustration

Pure Ilustration artist Tony Parsons has just completed a new editorial illustration for the December issue of BBC Countryfile Magazine. Tony’s artwork illustrates Adam Henson’s lifelong affection for his canine companions either as working dogs on the farm or as family pets. The artwork looks great Tony – Congratulations! Pure Illustration – the agency for artists and illustrators working in art markets worldwide Read more


Recent Commission for Tony Parsons – Pure Illustration

Although the majority of the sales at Pure Illustration are made from stock imagery we do also receive commissions for our Artists & Illustrators. One recent commission was for Tony  Parsons, a successful Pure Illustration artist, to create a ‘cape cod’ inspired scene for a greeting card which would have a triple fold format. The commission and reference material came in on a Monday and Tony had a rough ready by the next day: The customer absolutely loved the rough and approved it right away.... Read more


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


Jayne Ward – Artist Interview

Pure Illustration represent many talented illustrators and artists, some who have worked with us for many years. We love working with creative and original artists and this is certainly the case with Jayne Ward. Jayne’s work is one of a kind, inspired by pattern as well as fabrics, interiors and travel. We’ve successfully licensed Jayne’s work for greetings cards and wall decor and are always looking for new licenses that would benefit from her beautiful artwork. It’s always interesting to get a back-story about the... Read more