Blog Archives

Mat Pringle is an Illustrator, Printmaker and Arts Educator based in Margate, UK. His work draws from influences such as folklore, cinema, music, flora and fauna. He works predominately in linocut printmaking specifically reduction linocut.

His work has featured in exhibitions including Film 4 Summer Screenings, Pick Me Up, ARTCRANK, Required Reading (Gallery 1988, L.A) and he recently had his first linocut exhibition ‘An Alphabet of Musicians’.

He teaches Illustration and Printmaking at BRIT Kids to 9 – 18 year olds.

You can find our interview with Mat, exploring his work on A Little History of Art, here.

Charlotte Mullins is an art critic, writer, and broadcaster. A former editor of ArtReviewV&A Magazine, and Art Quarterly, she has published more than a dozen books on visual art.

Nick Morley (aka Linocutboy) is an artist and illustrator based in Margate. He is a big proponent of linocut as a democratic artform which can yield beautiful and diverse results.
As an illustrator Nick has worked with many of the top UK publishing houses as well as The Times, The Independent on Sunday and ICON magazine.
Nick’s linocuts of (often strange) animals are inspired by Natural History prints. They are widely sought after and have gone to homes all over the world.
Nick is a director and founding member of Resort Studios in Margate, where he runs Hello Print Studio, offering facilities for printmaking. He teaches regular linocut workshops in Margate as well as making appearances throughout the UK and in Italy.
Nick’s book ‘Linocut for Artists and Illustrators’ was published in 2016 and he is now working on his first children’s book.

John Carey is emeritus professor at Oxford. His books include The Essential “Paradise Lost,” What Good Are the Arts?, studies of Donne and Dickens, and a biography of William Golding. The Unexpected Professor, his memoir, was a Sunday Times best-seller.

Joe graduated from the University of Brighton in 2003, and now lives and works in Rochester, Kent. Joe has taught Foundation Illustration at Central Saint Martins, and recent clients include various publishers as well as The Times, The Guardian and The Financial Times. Please visit Joe’s website here.

Brian Fagan is emeritus professor of anthropology, University of California, Santa Barbara. He is an internationally recognised authority on global prehistory and the author of dozens of books on archaeological topics, including Fishing: How the Sea Fed Civilization. He lives in Santa Barbara, CA.

Hazel Partridge is a graduate illustrator from Falmouth University currently dividing her time between Cornwall and The Cotswolds. Her illustrative work often explores themes of nature, pattern and tradition using a wide range of media, notably paper-cutting, lino printing and varied drawing methods.

Niall Kishtainy, former economic policy advisor to the UK government and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, is guest teacher, department of economic history, London School of Economics, and author of The Economics Book and Economics in Minutes. You can find Niall on Twitter @NiallKishtainy, and for more information, please visit his website.

Gary Bullock is a U.K. based digital commercial illustrator with many years experience working in a wide variety of illustrative styles. He made the decision to become an illustrator at an early age when he was told off by his teacher for doodling in his school books!

Gary has a strong background in traditional media, including painting, scraper board and airbrush, but more recently he has moved in to digital media art. He works across a range of platforms such as web and app design, advertising illustrations and publishing.

Some of Gary’s hobbies are camping, mountain biking and underwater hockey (yes, it is a real sport!). He resides in Shropshire, England with his wife and daughter, two cats and a goldfish where he loves to cook and watch films.

Richard Holloway, former Bishop of Edinburgh and Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church, is an internationally popular writer and broadcaster. His more than twenty books include the best-selling Leaving Alexandria: A Memoir of Faith and Doubt. He lives in Edinburgh, UK.