Illustrations - Irene Lofthouse

During 2015 I started working with Bradford author Irene Lofthouse to illustrate the covers for her books. These are for children and are ghost stories from Yorkshire.

The first two books are in publication, the first is of stories set around the Leyburn and Richmond areas and is called "Strange Tales In The Dales". The second is "Strange Tales in Bradford Dale". The artwork I did for both was created as black and white papercuts, we thought it would work better for spooky tales. We are also going to be working together on a picture book involving two characters developed by myself, Robot and Ghost Bunny.

A range of my designs have been taken up by a greetings card company called Natural Partners, and were introduced at the Spring Fair at the NEC 2016.

My work has moved on into full colour pieces over the last year. The landscape has become a more dominant feature as it lends itself so well to colour, the lines and shapes of hills and ploughed fields work so well with such a linear artform as papercutting. Animals are often the focal point in my landscapes as the eye being drawn to them by the use of line and colour.

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Clare Lindley
Papercut Art