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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


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


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


Artist Interview – Alison Vickery – Pure Illustration

Alison Vickery Pure Illustration art Licensing Illustration Editorial Agency Agent

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 short interview with Alison Vickery: How did you find yourself working in the world of art licensing? After art college I worked full time as a packaging designer, design manager and then national... 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


Artist Interview – Fiona Miles

Fiona Miles 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. 1 How did you find yourself working in the world of art licensing? My priority in recent years has been my children, and I have made sure I have always been on hand for them... Read more


Artist Interview – Charlotte Hardy

the team at Pure Illustration are always extremely proud to represent talent and experienced artists & illustrators and we often develop long lasting relationships with the creative people we work with. Charlotte Hardy is one of our most popular contributors and has been with Pure Illustration for the last 10 years. We love working with Charlotte and her success in selling her original artwork to collectors all over the UK certainly helps Pure Illustration gain a good following of publishers and manufacturers who also like... Read more


Design Round Up – Wedding

Pure Illustration have a wide range of beautiful illustrations on offer for Wedding licensing. Now wedding season is here, it is the perfect time to show a little taster of some of our artists work. Emily Stalley creates charming, delicate pieces that really provide some romance. The work of Charlotte Hardy always provides such a personal touch, truly beautiful work. Artists Lisa Knutson and Kate Colvin provide gorgeous touches in their designs. Both these artists also create accompanying patterns to offer a wide range of... Read more