Artist feature - Clare Wilson Jan 06 2016

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For our artist feature today we have another amazing newly signed artist, Clare Wilson!

Clare's portfolio is full of colourful designs and adorable characters that would perfectly

suit any children's book illustration, and greeting card designs.

Have a look at more of her work on Advocate's website.

"I was born in York, spent the majority of my childhood in Somerset and now live in East London. 

My imagination and passion for creating were strongly influenced by growing up in the countryside surrounded by nature. If I wasn't drawing or painting I would be making something.

I trained at North Wales School of Art and Design in Illustration for Children's Publishing graduating in 2004. The next 10 years were spent working my way up in the greeting card industry, from mocking up Christmas crackers to senior designer; designing, commissioning and art directing artists. 

In 2014 I became a freelance illustrator and moved into my own studio space. Although a bit of a tidy freak, I love getting inky fingers and experimenting with different techniques. I love working in different styles, creating bright fun characters that make me smile are what I really enjoy.

I am also slightly obsessed with flowers, cakes, wine, learning new arts and crafts, having a market stall, chocolate, travel, the countryside, wearing wellies and splashing in puddles, India and it's bright colours, Yorkshire tea and curry!"