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Cover design for Victoria’s Lost Children

I am delighted to reveal the cover design that I have just completed for Victoria's Lost Children. This is a children's book, written by Dr Stephen Curran. The book is a collection of seven short stories based on the lives of children in the Victorian era. I have completed illustrations for each of the 10,000-12,000 word … Continue reading Cover design for Victoria’s Lost Children

Alice set two | Natalie Knowles Art © 2018

Alice in Wonderland inspired character illustrations

Last February I was extremely privileged to visit the National Art Library at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. I was sat at a huge oak desk with fancy lights and cushioned mats on which to rest the most fragile of tomes. There were two storeys of books all around me and a hushed … Continue reading Alice in Wonderland inspired character illustrations

How To Eat Chongqing Hot Pot

July 2017. It was my first week in Chongqing, in south-west China, and I was asked by an artist what were my initial artistic impressions of the boiling hot megacity. I was giving a presentation about my illustration work and this question was posed during a marathon one and a half hour Q&A session. There … Continue reading How To Eat Chongqing Hot Pot

Cluster illustration exhibition March 2018

CLUSTER ILLUSTRATION EDITION III

A CREATIVE ARTS POP-UP 1ST March – 7th March 2018 4 Garden Walk, Shoreditch, EC2A 3EQ I am absolutely delighted to be exhibiting limited edition signed prints of my Neuromancer, Dracula and Victorian London Fantasia illustrations at Cluster Illustration Edition III. CLUSTER ILLUSTRATION PRESS RELEASE Photos from 1st March 2018 private view ... on possibly … Continue reading CLUSTER ILLUSTRATION EDITION III

Illustrating Sheringham | © Natalie Knowles 2017

Arts alumnae reunite in China – University of Brighton

Thank you Sarah, at the University of Brighton Alumni Association, for the blog post about my presentation in Chongqing, China. The visit was made possible by my dear friend Yishi Fu, who I met on the MA course in Brighton, 2009. This article is a glowing memento to an enduring friendship and to my time … Continue reading Arts alumnae reunite in China – University of Brighton

Fishing in Liangfeng | © Natalie Knowles 2017

A visit to Yitian and Liangfeng village

I was invited to present to Chongqing artists and creatives about my art work that had been inspired by my home town, Sheringham. I described how Sheringham had built a strong tourist economy through establishing quirky festivals and events to bring visitors to the seaside town in rural North Norfolk. It was these events that … Continue reading A visit to Yitian and Liangfeng village

Illustrating Sheringham | © Natalie Knowles 2017

A presentation in China part 2

On Thursday 27th July 2017 I gave a presentation in Chongqing, China. The venue was Testbed 2, a creative hub in a former factory. Over thirty artists and creatives attended the presentation. I spoke about my home town, Sheringham in North Norfolk and how it had inspired three years' worth of illustrations. I showcased artwork … Continue reading A presentation in China part 2