Tara Deacon’s colourful illustrations convey a sense of sun-drenched warmth and the carefree delights of everyday life. We catch up with the artist to discuss creative inspiration and elevating the ordinary.
Bath-based artist Holly Warburton is an illustrator and 2D animator whose character portraits convey the emotions and hardships of everyday life. WOM speaks to the artists about her works, inspiration and creative passions.
Above a feed of bright, fantastically exaggerated and canvas-filling female bodies illustrator, the bio of New-York based illustrator Amber Vittoria displays the mission statement: “Dismantling societal tropes set upon women.” Essentially inspired by the human form, the artist’s works feature a collection of softly rounded, wobbling forms that are both vivid and whimsical, tender and empowering.
What do you think of when you think about comics? Whether it’s the illustrated fantasy worlds of Spiderman and Batman, or memories of skipping straight to the cartoon segments of newspapers as a child, the medium certainly occupies its own space in the cultural imagination. But whilst Marvel and DC may be reaping the rewards of a seemingly endless slew of Hollywood adaptations of their classic comics, this combination of text and image lends itself to so much more than superheroes and children’s stories.