Other than being women the main thing members of our group have in common is that we all make and sell our own work be it prints, t-shirts, artist’s books or other multiples. We got together in order to showcase our work to a wider audience. This has been the catalyst for our first collaborative project, a limited edition book based on the theme Misfits. We will combine our work to launch an exhibition of the same name in the UK during 2009.
Below features a short bio of each artist and a link to our websites which sport a huge range of visual treats!
Anke Weckmann is an illustrator living in London where she spends her days drawing, drinking tea and listening to audio books. She likes spring, elderflower cordial, little birds, cats and making all kinds of pretty things.
Sarah Ray is an illustrator based in Birmingham UK but originally from the dark depths of Herefordshire (fondly known as the Shire). She completed a degree in Illustration in the lovely city of Cambridge and since has been working freelance, drawing for clients such as Orange, The Artgroup and Friends of the Earth. As well as doing commissioned work, she also likes to exhibit and sell handmade things. She likes tea and dancing (not necessarily at the same time) and she likes to smile a lot because it’s nice to.
Gemma Correll is based in the ‘fine city’ of Norwich, UK, where she has stayed since completing her BA (hons) degree in Graphic Design, specialising in Illustration, in 2006. She works as a crafts person and freelance illustrator for clients including Virgin holidays and Primary Teachers magazine. She also likes making her own zines and other goodies such as handpainted mugs and shrink plastic jewellery, which she sells in various retail outlets online and in ‘real life’. Gemma’s inspirations include body builders, Butlins holiday camps and small, furry animals.
A long time ago Karoline Rerrie worked for Matthew Herbert and illustrated most of his Doctor Rockit album covers with various paraphernalia including rockets, coffins and flamenco dancers. This helped develop her style, in particular the use of quirky characters, hand drawn lettering and humour. Karoline now uses these elements in the artist’s books she illustrates and self publishes. She prefers to work by hand and sees her illustration as a craft which lead her to start making images and books using a Japanese Print Gocco as well as screen printing.
Yee Ting graduated from University College Falmouth in 2006 with first class honours and has been working freelance since. She has taken part in various group exhibitions throughout the U.K. Her work is produced digitally using a combination of Photoshop, Illustrator and hand drawn components. Her style is influenced by graphic design, icons, patterns, typography and printmaking techniques. Clients include the Guardian, Tigerprint and Runner’s World magazine.
Currentstate is the work of artist and illustrator Jane Anderson. In an ideal world her hand would be glued to a pencil or pen. Jane has showcased her work across the UK, including exhibitions in Selfridges and the V&A. Her work has been featured in publications such as Ten4, Computer Arts, Frieze, Fused, Blink and Chroma Magazine.
Ruth Green is a printmaker based in Birmingham. She makes screenprints, linocuts and etchings. Her work is inspired by design from the 60’s and 70’s and by the British countryside. Ruth also has work published as posters and greetings cards. She has worked for Ikea, Woodmansterne and The Art Group. She regularly exhibits at galleries and art fairs throughout the UK.
Kate Hindley is a freelance illustrator currently working in Worcestershire. She graduated from Falmouth University in 2008 and since then has developed a whimsical style inspired by all things woodland and folksy. Her work combines pencil doodling with a bit of digital tinkering.
Michelle Turton is a freelance contemporary illustrator based in the sunny Midlands working with both hand rendered and computer based illustrations. Michelle graduated from Falmouth College of Arts in 2005 and has since worked on a variety of projects from editorial illustration to logo and website design. Michelle is one half of the inkygoodness duo and her weapon of choice would have to be the pencil.
Mary Kilvert graduated with an illustration degree from Kingston University in 2004. Her illustrations are characterized by fluid line, decorative patterns and a whimsical style. She creates her images using fine line pens, watercolour, collage and digital colour. Mary works for clients in advertising, publishing and editorial. She is inspired by patterns, animals and folk tales. She works from her studio in London which she also shares with her black cat and is represented by Lindgren and Smith in the United States.