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Artist Envy: Emily Beauchamp

Emily is currently studying Illustration at Falmouth University. I was shown her work by a friend who thought I would like it due to her interest with nature, collage and mark making. I have huge admiration for young illustrators whose distinct style and way of working could be that of someone who is well established in what they do. This is why the work of Emily caught my attention, because she has such a talent for combining different elements to creative exciting and emotional narratives. I already see a lot of the stuff she is producing being translated onto cards, and prints , etc. I definitely think she will go far! 

She uses media in a very emotive way. I believe this piece has been created using gauche, a medium I'm not familiar with but the use of layering and colour in this piece is particularly strong. I'm prone to liking a good mustard yellow and combined with the repetitive use of line contrasts with the organic shapes and use of green. 

Her work has such a strong use of line and repetition and this is something I want to translate into my own practice to give mark making a more representational feel. At the moment my work is very focussed on narrative and texture. I feel inspire by Emily's work to push this even further by using print and collage to create more of my own imagery.

I could rave about her work for ages! She also has Instagram where she posts about work and inspirations~


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