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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


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 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


Pure Illustration – Houses

Houses and the ‘Home’ provide an excellent subject for licensing. Houses are a personal favourite subject of mine and obviously make for great ‘New Home’ designs but also winter house scenes make for lovely Christmas designs too. I know a little out of season during this heatwave but it’s always nice to see what some of the Pure artists have to offer. Artists Justine Kimmer, Carol Jonas and Fiona Miles have some truly stunning winter house scenes to offer for Christmas. Camilla Charnock provides a true... 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