Featured Artist: Katnipp

Featured Artist posts are tied into my uni work and are a way for me to research artists professional methods and how they promote themselves. Todays featured artist post focuses on Catherine Kay, the illustrator and businesswoman behind kawaii brand Katnipp. Catherine is based in a seaside town in the north of England, her work…

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Portsmouth Illustrated

In preparation for our exhibition we were asked to explore the city of Portsmouth, illustrating some of the landmarks or scenes we came across. As someone who leans towards figurative illustration I was initially fairly concerned that I wouldn’t be happy with what I created, and in a way I think it helped to keep…

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The Hotwalls Studios

If you’ve lived in Portsmouth for some time, chances are you remember the Hotwalls a little differently to how they stand today. Once an interesting landmark, albeit a little neglected and well loved by local rebellious teenagers, the area has been entirely transformed. The heritage site was given new life in 2014 by Portsmouth City…

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(Mis)Adventures in DIY

It’s 5 days until Christmas, it will be Lily’s first, our first in the house we decided to move into two weeks ago and our first hosting my family, a tradition that until now has been masterfully handled by my parents. The piles of boxes to unpack never seem to run out, the odd jobs…

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