Uncle nagorny | natalie knowles art 2019

Illustrations for screenplays by Dr Stephen Curran

I am absolutely delighted to continue illustrating Dr Stephen Curran's diverse and engaging screenplays (scurran.co.uk). Good luck at LA Pitch Fest Dr Curran! I was really excited to be commissioned to illustrate Dr Curran's latest screenplay, entitled 'Uncle Nagorny' which is set in one of the most dramatic periods in Russian history. The story revolves … Continue reading Illustrations for screenplays by Dr Stephen Curran

Seven League Boots | 2019 © Natalie Knowles Art

Book Illustration Competition 2019 – Howl’s Moving Castle

Today the longlist was revealed for the Book Illustration Competition 2019, organised by The Folio Society and the House of Illustration. This year's book was Howl's Moving Castle by Dianne Wynne Jones. Three illustrations and a binding design are the requirements for entry, my submissions are shown here (with an added Dog-Man 🙂 ). With … Continue reading Book Illustration Competition 2019 – Howl’s Moving Castle

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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

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

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

Illustrating Sheringham | © Natalie Knowles 2017

A presentation in China

On Thursday 27th July 2017 I gave a presentation to over thirty artists and creatives in Chongqing, China. The venue was Testbed 2, a converted factory which now houses creative businesses. I showcased three years worth of illustrations based on my home town, Sheringham. The reaction was incredible. The audience were amazed and intrigued by … Continue reading A presentation in China

Exhibition 2015

LibertyIII YH361: the career of a wooden crab boat.  An exhibition of illustrations and photos at Sheringham Youth Hostel’s annual Open Day. Saturday 5th September 11am-4pm.Sheringham's wooden fishing boats were captured in posters and postcards. The most iconic 20th century posters associated with Sheringham beach are by Thomas W Armes (1940-1949) and are on display in … Continue reading Exhibition 2015