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TONI&GUY and Marchesa collaboration: Hair Meets Wardrobe

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I was lucky enough to work on a rather exciting brief recently. To celebrate the launch of a new hair care collaboration between TONI&GUY and Marchesa, I was asked by Beauty Seen PR to create 15 bespoke portraits for some of the UK’s loveliest beauty editors, including the editors of Vogue, InStyle, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Stylist, The Sunday Times and Marie Claire, to name but a few!

I tried to create each beauty editor’s ‘enchanted moment’, wearing their chosen Marchesa dress, Toni&Guy hairstyle and featuring a few of their favourite things.

External Link: TONI&GUY and Marchesa collaboration: Hair Meets Wardrobe

Donough O’Malley’s latest work for Wine Republic

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The third and final illustration I recently created for Wine Republic magazine, Argentina. This issue, the magazine’s main article is about the closed door restaurant scene in Mendoza. There are a bunch of closed door, pop up restaurants in people’s homes which are great for intimate dinner parties, and a good way for the owners to avoid paying the taxman.

External Link: Donough O’Malley’s latest work for Wine Republic

Worcester Art Museum features Travis Simpkins in Access Magazine

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A story about illustrator/portraitist Travis Simpkins, written by Doreen Manning, is included in the Summer 2014 issue of Access Magazine (Worcester Art Museum’s publication). The feature is an overview of Travis Simpkins’ career as a professional artist (with clients throughout the U.S. and Europe), his series of gallery sketches and his various contributions to and association with the Worcester Art Museum in Worcester, Massachusetts.

External Link: Worcester Art Museum features Travis Simpkins in Access Magazine

Tom Parsons for Jazz and Draw: Gene Krupa!

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Here is my contribution to Philippe Debongnie’s Jazz and Draw art blog. I chose to depict Gene Krupa, one of the greatest drummers of the Big Band era (and arguably of all time). I love old movies, music and illustration from the thirties and forties, and had a blast working on this.

External Link: Tom Parsons for Jazz and Draw: Gene Krupa!

Air Australia my New Shop and a Flower Garden

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Here is a new personal work. It’s always great fun to create a piece of work, simply for your own enjoyment. Grabbing some time to experiment with new techniques also keeps your portfolio fresh. Air Australia is a promo piece that I’m going to be using shortly for my postcards and mailers, now that I have joined Hire an illustrator (yay). I’ve also recently updated my website by adding a new Shop where you can buy prints and original artwork. I’ve added my new ink on paper work called Flower Garden to the shop. It was completed over a week and was inspired by my garden. This illustration also gave me the opportunity to try out my new carbon pen. (happy dance) please stop by and take a look.

External Link: Air Australia my New Shop and a Flower Garden

The Boy Who Fell Into A Book – Literacy Project

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The Stephen Joseph Theatre’s Outreach Department recently launched an educational literacy project to accompany a new summer musical production of Alan Ackybourn’s play “The Boy Who Fell Into a Book”. For the project I accompanied Diana from the Outreach department on a number of workshops in Brompton and Snainton primary schools, working with the children to develop characters, settings and stories based on the themes of the play. The children worked the characters, etc into performances of their own, and I created illustrations based on what they came up with.

As a starting point I made a couple of sample characters/settings based on suggestions from Diana, then it was up to the children. They came up with monsters, robots, deadly chickens, giant cucumbers, poisonous injections, psycho killers, booby traps and much, much more. This was my first time working on this kind of project and it was a great deal of fun, very inspirational and something I’d hope to do again in the future.

External Link: The Boy Who Fell Into A Book – Literacy Project