Rivermead Gallery: Just Imagine Illustrators Group

19 March - 27 April 2018, 08:00 - 18:00
Chelmsford campus

six squares, top left image a man face, bearded, middle top two illustrated people with feathers in their hair, top right showing a face with curly hair decorated with shapes, bottom left illustration of a cat with green background, middle bottom a face on a pink background, right bottom an illustrated dinosaur sitting on grass

This free exhibition features a variety of work and includes both original artwork and high-quality Giclee prints.

The Just Imagine Illustrators Group are a group of freelance illustrators who meet regularly in Chelmsford to share and discuss their work and ideas, including both published and self-initiated projects. They have been gathering since meeting in 2010 at the Just Imagine book shop.

During each meeting, the illustrators critique each other’s work, share new ideas and also set a new illustration brief to work on. They meet regularly, and new people are always welcome to come along. Please contact Diana Mayo for further information.

For more information and to purchase work and prints, please contact the artists who are listed below.

Diana Mayo

Diana has created many children's books for publishers including recently Yawning Yoga for Little Pickle Press. She also teaches in schools, and on BTEC and degree courses. Her work combines acrylic paint, pencil, collage as well as digital elements.

Richard Holland

Richard is a published children’s book illustrator and works with collage, composing the elements digitally, to create his bespoke illustrations. His work has been applied across a wide spectrum of printed media, covering a variety of subject matter.

Natalie Eldred

Natalie studied fine art initially but always loved writing and illustration. After some time spent travelling, working as a teacher and raising a family she undertook the MA in Children’s Book Illustration at Anglia Ruskin University. Natalie enjoys drawing out and about and draws ‘live’ for conferences and events.

Matthew Brazier

Matthew is a Chelmsford-based illustrator who uses a combination of traditional and digital techniques to make images for a wide range of editorial and publishing briefs. He has exhibited in London, Los Angeles and New York City, and has worked with such clients as Reader's Digest, Time Out and The Independent, among others.

Colin Wyatt

Colin has been an illustrator since 1957 when he joined an art department at The Amalgamated Press, later to become IPC Magazines. He worked on young children’s comics, such as Tiny Tots, Jack and Jill and Playhour for almost 20 years, and during this time produced regular illustrations and comic strips for these publications. Colin began his Disney work in 1971, producing covers and posters for many of the IPC Disney publications.

Louisa Kewell

Louisa has always had a love of picture books and character design. At 16 years old she found the group extremely inspiring, encouraging her to pursue a career in the Arts. Since graduating from the Cambridge School of Art Louisa has worked on a variety of commissions and collaborations. Working as a full time graphic designer and managing a successful social media account.

Event Details

19 March - 27 April 2018, 08:00 - 18:00
Chelmsford campus
Rivermead Gallery