Philip Harris Illustration
My name is Philip Harris and I’m a freelance illustrator and printmaker based just outside of Exeter. I grew up in Devon and have lived here my whole life and you can see this influence coming through in the themes of my work.
I studied Illustration at Plymouth University and whilst there I inherited a collection of dip pens and nibs from my grandfather who I never had the chance to meet. His legacy lives on in the way I approach creating artwork and I have a passion for using traditional mediums. My grandfather was also a keen printmaker and I’ve recently begun exploring a new direction in my work using relief printing, I’ve found the process engaging as it links closely with my current way of approaching line work but also allows me to explore and develop my visual language and skill set.
The landscape is hugely important in my work and the areas around me are something I return to again and again for inspiration when creating drawings. You can often find me exploring the haunting wildness of Tors on Dartmoor, the stillness of the woodlands and the ever-changing windswept coastlines. Back in my home studio, I use photographs and location sketches to try to capture the essence of these geographies that have brought me so much joy over the years in a medium that is rooted in my practice.
It’s not only the landscape itself that I find myself trying to capture in my drawings but also a sense of the historic stories and folk tales that weave themselves throughout the fields and moors of this region of the UK.
These folktales of the Devon landscape seem engrained through my childhood and bringing them together with the skillset I have inherited from my grandfather is a key part of my practice.
Dr Kate Crawfurd – Murals
I am an artist and scientist and am passionate about the environment and ocean. I have always painted on a large scale, painting murals since I was 12 and then theatre for many years. I trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and painted scenery for many West End shows, Sydney Opera House and the Royal Albert Hall. After becoming concerned about environmental change I re-trained as a marine biologist at the University of Plymouth and Plymouth Marine Lab, specialising in phytoplankton responses to climate change.
I learnt a lot, travelled far and published some good papers. I am now combining my skills, knowledge and passions communicating environmental issues in creative ways. I lead Precious Plastic Plymouth which is a community plastic recycling project. It is a creative and engaging way of opening up conversations about environmental concerns. Murals are a powerful way of reaching a large, diverse audience delivering a message in a positive thought provoking manner.
My recent mural commissions include, Bobby Dazzler, the bobtail squid and his symbiotic bacteria (2021) at the Illuminate Light Festival, Don’t forget the forget-me-nots (2021) at Plymouth Scrapstore, Cauliflowers and Biodiversity (2021) at Bigbury Memorial Hall and Nature’s Harvest-where does your food come from? at Salisbury Road Primary School and a series of flowers for wards at Exeter Nightingale hospital. I always make time for sailing, sea swimming and enjoying the beautiful Devon coast and countryside. I love Devon, I feel very lucky to live here and I hope to inspire others to appreciate and respect the beautiful region and planet that we inhabit.
Ashley Potter and Animation team
Ashley Potter has won awards for his illustration work in publishing, design and editorial as well as a BAFTA and Emmy for his animation work, most notably The Nun’s Priest’s Tale from The Canterbury Tales, an animated short film made in 1998. “My work is based upon studying the idiosyncrasies of human behaviour and I like to draw wherever and whenever; on planes, trains, restaurants, music gigs, abattoirs, nightclubs and operating rooms – it’s a different experience than taking a photograph; you are more aware of yourself and others around you within an environment, whilst concentrating upon the drawing and trying to capture the essence of why you wanted to draw in the first place”
“The animation work that I’ve been involved within has mainly been quite experimental within commercial contexts, often mixing traditional animation techniques with treated live action. It’s a team effort and I love the thrill of working within a collective of creatives.”
Molly has a beautiful understanding of animated transitions and transformations. “I am a 2D animator working on both character animation and dynamic movement to convey ideas and stories in exciting ways.”
Sam likes to work with scripts and narratives which are often difficult to imagine visually.
“My animation work aims to communicate serious social topics by using a combination of interesting transitions, simple storytelling and a silhouette-based aesthetic. I have found success and enjoyment producing animations that address difficult subjects, such as PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), Child Poverty or Terminal illness.“
The results are carefully considered, compelling animations.
Student Augmented Reality Commissions
My name is Aaron Allchin, and I am a 20-year-old game design student at University of Plymouth, with a passion for 3D art. I have been practicing 3D design for about 3-4 years now, with Blender being my main software of choice, although I do have experience with 3ds Max and Maya. I enjoy fantasy RPG’s, so I often practice by creating animals or medieval weaponry in my spare time, but I’m experienced in character design and modern props as well. Online portfolio: https://www.artstation.com/arceah
I am a third-year student on the Graphic Design BA at University of Plymouth and a freelance graphic designer specialising in motion and branding for local and international clients. Sustainability is a critically important topic and I’m more than pleased to help this team cultivate new experiences that involve and educate the public on the importance of reducing our carbon footprint.
My name’s Rosie Carter and I’m a 20-year-old 2D digital artist on the Games Design BA at University of Plymouth. My focus is on game design/art. I specialise mainly in character design and concept art as I enjoy seeing some of my ideas being brought to life by other creatives. Although I concentrate on those topics, I have also created and continue to design UI and environments too. Online portfolio: https://ravoid.artstation.com/