Imogen is a Birmingham based artist who creates portraits using nail and thread. She graduated from Kingston University in Fine Art in 2013, and after taking a few years out to focus on youth work, has recently returned to exploring her art practice. She's influenced by the traditional craft of hand-embroidery but her style of work puts a contemporary spin on threadwork. Her method of making consists of wrapping thread around nails which pinpoint the contours of the face to build up a mesh-like form made up of triangles. Imogen builds up layers and layers of these triangles to detail the subjects' features and create depth to the image.
Moose Allain – artist and cartoonist (#99)
Moose Allain is an artist, cartoonist and prolific tweeter. He lives and works in Devon. As well as creating original artworks and prints, Moose’s cartoons feature regularly in Private Eye. He published his own drawing activity book ‘Fill-me-in’ and has provided illustrations for several books including ‘The A-Z of Pointless’ quiz show book. Moose has been involved in a variety of projects, including co-producing the video for Elbow's song Lost Worker Bee, designing murals to decorate the interior of a waxing salon in Mexico City, producing a family guide for the Tate Britain's Lowry exhibition, and a "How To Draw … Anything" guide for The Guardian website. He has appeared on BBC Radio 3’s The Verb and has even been lured onto the stage to do stand up comedy.
Zoe Delautre Corral – artist (#98)
Zoè Delautre Corral is an illustrator, comic artist and printmaker based in London. With a background in Fine Arts, she decided to pursue a path of drawing and telling stories.
She might be poor forever but pencils are cheap!
Ptolemy Elrington – sculptor (#95)
Ptolemy Elrington was born in 1965. Since studying art he's been working as a self-employed professional sculptor since 2002. He works with recycled materials incorporating a regenerative eco aware theme in his work. Clients include R.S.P.B., The Environment Agency, Thames Barrier, Ronseal, Kenwood, Ecover, East Coast Trains and both Essex and Brighton County Councils. His work has been to numerous venues in London and the south-east and has travelled to exhibitions in Ireland, Greece, Spain and Russia. He’s currently working on several private commissions and a continuation of his own work. At the moment he lives in Brighton.
Jonny Mellor – rapper, writer, church leader (#91)
Jonny Mellor is a rapper, fiction writer and church leader. Together with his wife, Jemma, he leads a network of Christian artists, called Sputnik.
Jeanette Andrews – sensory illusionist
Jeanette Andrews is a sensory illusionist who specializes in creating performative, art-based interactive sensory magic, possessing a contemplative take on the art of the impossible. Andrews uses scientific oddities and sensory anomalies to bridge everyday life to a special, heightened world. Her work explores how illusions construct reality and highlights astonishing aspects of everyday life via moments of the seemingly impossible. Combining influences not typically seen in magic performances such as immersive theatre, quantum physics, and philosophy.
Nathan Sawaya – brick artist (#77)
Nathan Sawaya is an award-winning artist who creates awe-inspiring works of art out of some of the most unlikely things. His global touring exhibitions, THE ART OF THE BRICK, feature large-scale sculptures using only toy building blocks: LEGO® bricks to be exact. His work is obsessively and painstakingly crafted and is both beautiful and playful.
Interview 52. – Annabel de Vetten
Annabel makes demonically delicious cakes & chocolates that look like the things your mother told you not to touch - let alone put in your mouth.
Interview 47. – Maria Cork
Maria Cork works in Creature F/X and Special Make-Up F/X for the film industry. She was the supervisor of the Hair Department in creature effects for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and had the responsibility of looking after Chewbacca. Other film credits include Lost in Space, Hot Fuzz, Sherlock Holmes, and Maleficent. Maria also loves magic and has worked with many magicians over the years, making unusual and specialised props for TV and theatre shows.
Interview 46. – Charles Burns
The two lessons Charles Burns learned at school were that he a gift for drawing, and that he had trouble making friends. After leaving art college he spent twelve years working as a street portrait artist in London’s Covent Garden. Whilst there, he discovered and mastered the lost art of the silhouetttist: cutting portraits from paper. Today, armed with just a pair of scissors and a pocketful of black paper, Charles has a busy schedule appearing at prestigious events all over the world.