The Intricate Prints and Paper Cuts of Michelle Collier

Michelle Collier is an illustrator, printmaker and paper cutter inspired by folk art, stories and traditional tattooing. Her work ranges from vivid, bold prints to delicately intricate hand-cut paper art. She juggles her creative work with working part-time, honing her skills and developing her business. This week I asked her how she balances her day …

Artist Interview: Illustrated Stationary Designs by Jenna Russell-Smith

Jenna Russel-Smith is a self-employed artist illustrator and stationary designer. Painting with ink and watercolour, her style is fluid,ย lively and playful. Alongside caring for two pre-schoolers she runs a freelance business, selling on Etsy and via her website. I spoke withย Jenna to find out about her work,ย how she learnt to paint, and the challenges of …

Artist Interview: The Patterns of Elena O’Neill

Last week I had the pleasure of interviewing artist and designer Elena O'Neill. Working with watercolour to create vibrant repeat patterns and illustrations inspired by the beauty in everyday life, Elena has worked with Thortful and Moonpig, and sells her work on Etsy and Society6. After learning to sew, she began to apply her patterns to pencil cases and fabric. I caught up with her to find out about her creative process, influences and challenges.