Empowering womxn in the arts | Join the Self Love Revolution

The @selfloverev is a digital designer who encourages self-acceptance, internal healing and empowering womxn through art. An excerpt from The Self Love Revolution My name is Hannah and I am an artist and writer based in the UK. I run the page called @theselfloverev on Instagram and I am passionate about creating digital content which encourages…

Artwork | Patricia Estrada discussing the cunning game of illustration

Patricia Estrada is a freelance illustrator from Moscow. Finding happiness in sharing in their work, Patricia finds their insecurities about being ‘good enough’ as part of the building blocks of becoming an artist. An excerpt from Patricia Estrada My name is Patricia Estrada and I am a twenty-one-year-old freelance illustrator. I am originally from Moscow…

Artwork | Jesse Brockhill explores cartoonish depictions of Western archetypes

Jesse Brockhill is a political cartoonist for a newspaper in Yorkshire. They predominantly focus on western archetypes: politicians, patriots, veterans. An excerpt from Jesse Brockhill Most of my work is based around cartoonish depictions of Western archetypes; politicians, veterans, patriots. I enjoy trying to display some of the absurdity of British and American culture. I…

Artwork | Lino printing by Ruth Draws Things

By Ruth Stewart Originally hailing from Oxford, Ruth Stewart aka Ruth Draws Things is a freelance illustrator currently based in Bristol, having moved here from London where she studied illustration and managed pubs, bars and nightclubs. Her move was born from a desire to escape the hospitality rat race and focus more on her artistic…

Honest Bellies by Ewan Keenan

Ewan Keenan is a painter based in Leeds. He engages politically and socially in his work; often painting figures. Following our theme of ‘Candid Orange’, Ewan has created a series of ‘Honest Bellies’ using acrylic paint. An excerpt from Ewan Keenan People are a key theme throughout my works. I am fascinated by people. Even…

A response to our theme | Anna Hardy

Portrait artist @annasdigitals responded to our bi-monthly theme of ‘Candid Orange’. Anna is a 19-year-old artist studying fashion design at Manchester School of Art. A passion for both fashion and art, Anna combines the two mediums whilst exploring new digital techniques through iPad drawings. Anna hopes to continue to explore this digital method to improve…

A response to our theme | Jayna Nelson

Jayna Nelson is a graphics-based artist from Jersey. They like to explore the fluidity of form within their work by experimenting with shapes and colours. In response to our bi-monthly theme of ‘Candid Orange’, Jayna created their own interpretation of the topic; revealing the ways in which an individual expresses the words ‘candid’ and ‘orange’….

The Father of the unguarded moment

By Harry Stocker I can promise to be candid, not, however, to be impartial – Johann Wolfgang Goethe Erich Salomon was born to a German, Jewish family in Berlin, 1886. Details of his early life are sparse, but he studied voraciously in zoology, engineering and finally graduated with a doctorate in law in 1913. After…