Artist feature - Joanne Cave Apr 20 2016

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For our artist feature today we're absolutely delighted to introduce new artist Joanne Cave! Joanne's charming illustrations would be perfect for greeting cards, a field she has ample experience in. If you'd like to see more of her work visit his portfolio. In her own words:

"Hi there, my name is Jo, and I was born and raised in South Yorkshire, before moving to Northamptonshire in 2002, where I now work from my home studio in a lovely rural village looking out over fields and drinking lots (and I mean lots!) of Yorkshire Tea.

I've always loved drawing and painting, and considered a creative career path from an early age, after winning lots of poster design and colouring competitions at school and across our local area, much to the annoyance of my little Sister! 

I gained a First Class degree in Illustration in 2001, and in 2002 started a 12-year career at a major greeting card publisher here in Northamptonshire, where I started as an Illustrator and eventually worked my way up to Design Manager, creating lots of designs for Clintons, Paperchase and major supermarkets along the way. 

I loved my job, but becoming a Mum for the second time, and a desire to get back to a more hands-on creative role, led me to go freelance in 2015. 

I work mainly in acrylic and collage, and love experimenting with new ways to apply paint and create texture, and seeking out new patterns to use in my designs. 

When I'm not illustrating I like to explore my local area, visit new cafe's for yet more tea (and usually some cake!) and watch films with my Hubby, my all-time favourite being Titanic, that I saw 7 times at the cinema alone! 

It's my goal to keep very busy with my illustration, and to fill the fields around my house with a few horses of my own for me and my Daughters to enjoy together."