stART is a new addition to The Student Pocket Guide magazine which showcases the work of art students across the country. If you would like to be featured in our next edition, please get in touch – we would love to see your work. Here is our pick of the bunch for ‘Freshers 2013’…
Artist: Josie Maskel
Institute: Plymouth University
Description: This piece of artwork was created as a greetings card design whilst Josie was on a placement at The Great British Card Company, and is part of a series focusing on decoration and intricate detailing. This work uses scanned-in drawings that are digitally coloured using limited colour palettes, inspired by vintage pattern designs and folk art.
Artist: Jamie-Lee Turner
Institute: Coventry University
Description: A mix of sketch, vector and textures were used to create these illustrations. Jamie-Lee has always enjoyed reading, and thrives in creating images that have a strong narrative whilst still leaving something for the imagination. Most modern children’s illustrations are bright and colourful, whereas Jamie-Lee grew up with much darker children’s literature, inspiring her to create illustrations using a ‘grunge’ theme and use silhouettes in an effective way.
Artist: Natalie Winwood
Institute: University of Leeds
Description: Natalie’s work plays with the idea of science and the future by physically immersing the model within the painted background of the nebula space scene. Our curiosity and knowledge of outer space is ever expanding, and this image was created to demonstrate a simple representation of this growing curiosity using body paint, enamel spray paint and oil paint.
Artist: Niamh Griffiths
Institute: Birmingham City University
Description: Niamh created this piece using oil pastels, paint and felt pen, and tweaked it on Photoshop. The work is a representation of how she sees reggae music and what it means to her. The Lion is a strong symbol of the Rastafari movement and to Niamh, Reggae music is colourful, energetic and about being together – an idea that she wanted to put across in her piece.
For the opportunity to showcase your work in START within the next edition of The Student Pocket Guide, please send your work along with your name, institute, description and contact details to: