Drawing Stories @ The Forum
Drawing Stories exhibition in the Forum Space. Four illustrators, brought together by the art of telling a tale.
KITTY GUTHRIE OAKLEY
The Forum Southend-on-Sea is pleased to host an exhibition by four illustrators, whose work, equally comfortable in a gallery setting as when nestling within a page of scintillating text, explores the world of visual storytelling and characterisation. A visitor to the exhibition will likely note each artist’s work at great variance with the next, in method, manner and style, but unifying all is a dedication to the tale; to those visual clues of narrative and biography.
Amy Adele earned an MA in Illustration: Authorial Practice at Falmouth University in 2011. Since then Amy has pursued her career as a children’s illustrator and has recently finished illustrating her first children’s picture book with Karben publishers to be published in March 2015. Amy works traditionally in watercolour and gouache and finds inspiration in observing nature and taking long muddy walks.
Daniel Barry earned an MA in Children’s Book Illustration at Anglia Ruskin University. Formerly a student of fashion design and fine art; Daniel has twice been selected to exhibit portraits at the National Portrait Gallery and enjoyed exhibition credits locally and nationally. His illustration work is produced in a traditional layering technique using acrylic on paper.
Kitty Guthrie Oakley is a local illustrator whose personal work explores the inner worlds of imaginary characters. Often combining humour with childhood memories, Kitty’s work includes painting, printmaking and book arts. Before gaining the MA in Children’s Book Illustration at Anglia Ruskin University, Kitty graduated in illustration from the University of Brighton. She is a member of Hive Artist Studios in Chelmsford, and a visiting lecturer in illustration at Cambridge School of Art.
Pam Smy graduated from Cambridge School of Art with a BA in Illustration and an MA in Children’s Book Illustration. Her work has appeared in the anthology Magical Tales Of Ireland, as well as numerous other compendiums and educational texts.