Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Welcome Una!

We are thrilled to introduce you to our newest artist Una Woods! Based in Ireland, Una's colourful and quirky illustrations are created both digitally and by hand using acrylic paint and colouring pencils. Una particularly loves illustrating for children and we are confident you will love her bold and magical illustrations as much as we do!


Here is the lucky winner of this month's prize draw with her bespoke mug! Kelley who works for Highlights for Children chose an illustration by the wonderful Ella Okstad to adorn her prize! We hope you continue to enjoy it Kelley and thank you for letting us post this pic of you!! To see more of Ella's work visit http://www.organisart.co.uk/search.php…

Another Arty Sunday!

Check out this week's Take a Look Sunday review by The Organisation featuring the work of Susan Detwiler!

Thursday, 23 June 2016

New Artist: Roberta Bordone!

A very warm welcome to our super talented new artist, Roberta Bordone!
Roberta was born in San Giorgio a Cremano, Italy, 9 June 1990.
Between childhood and adolescence she cultivated a love for drawing and photography. After attending the Art School of Naples, she enrolled in the Institute of Visual Communication ILAS, where she obtained a graduation in advertising photography and followed this with a three-year course of Illustration at the Italian School of Comix.. She has collaborated with many publishers and today works in her studio, with her faithful dog, Febo by her side! Her work is strong, graphic and full of energy and colour and we can't wait to show you!

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Going Ga-Ga for Highlights Magazine!

Say hello to Gareth Lucas' latest adorable pics for My First Highlights Magazine! Yes, that's right, a magazine for babies! With colourful images, age-appropriate stories and fun activities parent and child can enjoy together and made of a safe, durable material with rounded corners and no staples, each 16-page issue is simply jam packed with fun!!! 

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Richard Merritt: The Aviary Colouring book

The Aviary has landed! Introducing the brand new adult colouring book from one of the leading artists in the field - Richard Merritt! The Aviary is the second book in the Lom Art series from Michael O Mara books devoted to animals (the first being the best selling Menagerie book). Packed full of gorgeous detailed imagery for you to colour in and create your very own masterpiece! We just cant wait to get started, and you better grab a copy soon as they are, erm, flying off the shelves!

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Take a Look Sunday Review for Amal Karzai!

Can't believe a week has gone by again already, and that means only one thing - it's time for another wonderful review for Writing and Illustrating's 'Take a Look Sunday' feature. To read our latest review of the lovely work of Amal Karzai click here and look out for more of our reviews over the coming weeks!

Richard Merritt artwork for Le Sirenuse hotel, Positano

Presents have arrived at The Org HQ in the form of this gorgeous little book from one of Europe’s most exclusive luxury hotels, Le Sirenuse! Nestled on the hills of Positano, on Italy’s stunning coast, this hotel offers unrivalled views and first class hospitality. For their new season, they asked our artist, Richard Merritt, to create some unique artwork for their guests to colour in as they relax and unwind. Knowing that Richard has taken the colouring book world by storm, they just had to have him! The books are given to all guest rooms, and this one, with its rich red cover, is the honeymoon edition, and features 7 beautiful illustrations of Positano and scenes from the hotel itself. A big thank you goes out to Angel Publicity who made this happen, and as it rains down in London, we just wish we were all packing our bags and heading to Le Sirenuse! 

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Barbara Bongini's Jungles & Oceans Doodlebook

Feeling creative this week? Why don't you grab a copy of Barbara Bongini's latest doodlebook, in collaboration with Centum books. Featuring quirky linear art work, wonderfully different to her normal work, you are encouraged to doodle and colour your socks off! Complete what Barbara has started and create gorgeous and fun jungle and ocean images, full of your favourite animals!

Taking a Trip with Sophie Rohrbach!

Grab your sunglasses, pack a suitcase, build a sandcastle, write a postcard and dress up for the beach! This sticker activity book brimming with over 500 stickers and scenes to complete is packed with holiday fun! Parragon Books have teamed up with the wonderfully talented Sophie Rohrbach to create colourful games and brain-teasers that are sure to keep little ones occupied on long summer trips! With activities including 'Draw the Missing Tent', 'Dot to Dot Surfboard' and 'Find the Jellyfish' you may not hear a peep from them until it's time to go back to school!

Exeter Puts Itself on the Map!

Look what has just plopped through our letterbox this morning! The latest edition of Country Life magazine is here featuring Fred Van Deelen's gorgeous map of Exeter as part of their UK villages series! Having also just played host to Radio 1's Big Weekend, 2016 is certainly seeing Exeter put itself 'on the map'! ‪#‎exeter‬ ‪#‎map‬ ‪#‎bigweekend‬ ‪#‎illustration‬http://www.countrylife.co.uk/digital-edition

Cosmic Colouring with Carmen Mok!

Posters to Colour: Space! The perfect activity book for space fans of all ages, beautifully illustrated by Carmen Mok for Running Press and jam-packed with activities! Huge fold-out posters to colour and display and unbelievable facts you didn't know about the cosmos help you see outer space like an astronaut, solve galactic brain-teasers like a puzzle master and share your celestial knowledge like a space expert!

Full details can be found on the Running Press website here or to view more of Carmen's out of this world portfolio visit her here!

David Dean's Dino Delights!

See all your favourite dinosaurs brought to life in this exquisite mini puzle from Crocodile Creek! This is the smaller version of their best-selling 'Land of Dinosaurs' box puzzle whose sturdy, reusable shaped box makes it perfect for prehistoric fun at home or on the go! Triceratops, Brachiosaurus, Tyrannosaurus and Velociraptor - all your favourites are here so go on, give into your inner child!

Available on Crocodile Creek website here or to view more of David's work click here

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

The Organisation Takes a Sunday Stroll!

We are very excited to have completed our first 'Take a Look Sunday' review for Writing and Illustrating and what a smasher - Leon P. Strapko! For the next few weeks, we will be taking a visual ramble through some wonderful new illustrators' work so watch this space....! To read this week's full review of Leon's cat and mouse illustrations click here

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

From Lemurs to Leopards, Koalas to Kangaroos - welcome to The Menagerie Colouring Book! Richard Merritt's intricate creations are a feast for the eyes featuring a host of animal portraits for the keen colourist to get their teeth (or felt tip, or paintbrush) into! 

Check out the fabulous latest addition to Oxford University Press' Greatest Stories Series - 'Mischief Makers'! Illustrated by the wonderfully talented Steve Horrocks, this rich series of 35 key stories, handpicked by top author Michael Morpurgo, will enthral children and develop and extend their reading experiences.

Barbara Bongini: Cinderella and her Very Bossy Sisters!

We are thrilled to show you the brand new work that Barbara Bongini has been busy doing over the last few months for Scholastic publishing. She has put her unique stamp on a much the loved classic tale of Cinderella!
Once upon a time a girl called Once upon a time there lived a girl called Cinderella. She lived with her two VERY bossy sisters. When she was not cooking or cleaning, Cinderella could be found mending her sisters' shoes, or even fixing the car! One day, an invitation arrives to a ball at the palace. But Cinderella is kept so busy helping her bossy sisters get ready - squeezing their pimples and finding their spotty bloomers - that she has no time to get ready herself, until a visit from a fairy godmother changes her luck forever! A fun and feisty picture book retelling of a classic fairytale by bestselling author Mark Sperring.