Saturday, 6 April 2019

The Pink Set Screen Print

The Pink Set is an intricate 5 colour screen print of pink (ish) winged beasts, which will feature in my upcoming exhibition (see previous post for details). The exhibition will be a mixture of screen and digital prints, as I find each method works for different prints. The title of this one is a reference to the fashion world and its frivolous encouragement of discarding items for the latest fashion. The creatures in this print remind us where much of our creative inspiration come from, and that wildlife and the natural world should be treasured and protected for generations to come.

The Pink Set by Anna Walsh © the artist. 40 x 50 cms on Somerset Velvet 250gsm Antique Paper
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Lessons in Things, exhibition coming soon

Saturday, 2 March 2019

Lessons In Things exhibition coming soon

I have an exhibition coming up soon - 11th -14th April at The Newington Gallery (former Newington library, now part of Art Academy London) on Walworth Road.

For this exhibition I have been producing some new prints, some screen prints, some digital. I will write up a blog post for some of these pieces separately, as there's much to write about!  In the mean time, there is some information on Garudio Studiage website...

Lessons in Things is taken from a beautiful book I own from the Parisian shop Deyrolle, it is a direct translation of 'Le├žons de Choses', the title of the book, which contains posters and charts depicting old illustrated educational charts, mainly of animal and plants. Lessons in Things seemed an appropriately vague and arbitrary title for my exhibition, which will consist of charts, maps and diagrams with an anthroloologic (the study of human interactions with other animals) slant.

The Beast of Barnet by Anna Walsh, copyright the artist.

Thursday, 9 August 2018

Sea Monster Soup in Ecological Citizen Journal

Ecological Citizen is a peer-reviewed journal with an earth-centred perspective. It features a mixture of articles and artwork that refect the topics of discussion for each issue. My piece 'Sea Monster Soup' was featured in Vol 1, no.2, which included topics such as Biodiversity and bioabundance; Protection and restoration of wilder habitata; Animal welfare; Energy and climate change; Waste and toxics and much more.
The journal is freely available online, and can be downloaded/read here (Volume1 issue2 is the one I am featured in) .

See more about 'Sea Monster Soup' on my previous post  

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Big Cats of Britain

Big Cats of Britain is a design I came up with a while ago, for a tea towel for Garudio Studiage. More recently I decided it worthy of being slightly adapted and being made available as a print. It is the result of much time spent researching supposed big cats sightings in the U.K. - some more believable and credible than others! I think my favourite is the South Wales Panther, said to be '100% a cuddly toy' by the British Big Cat Society!

All illustrations are from original hand drawings.

The print is on high quality archival digital print on Somerset velvet radiant white paper, 400 x 500 mm £60, edition of 99. Buy it on the Garudio Studiage Shop here, or if you still want the tea towel, we still have a few left here.

Big Cats of Britain by Anna Walsh

Thursday, 21 December 2017

Designs now on Red Bubble!

I have added some of my art work to Red Bubble, meaning you can purchase products with my designs on - from t-shirts to cushions and bags, even leggings! Some examples below, but click this link to see more.... The horse prints are taken from cyanotype prints I made, and the bats from hand drawings of bats found in London.

Floor cushion with 'Dream Gallop' design      

Studio pouch with 'Dream Horse' design
Cushion with 'London Bats' print

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

The London Cat Map

Having created a Dogs of London Map well as a Peckham Cat Walk map, finally I have a London Cat Map too!

Londoners, along with the rest of the UK, love their cats and the city is teaming with cat related stories, works of art and historical anecdotes (as well as ACTUAL cats).  Having trawled many books and the internet (the home of cat facts and fiction), as well as the streets of London, I have picked out some of my favourite cats of the capital to hand draw then create the purr-fect plan.  I find digital media the most rewarding when creating such a collage, as it gives me the freedom to experiment with layouts and text, as well as make use of my hand drawn illustrations, and I can mix traditional skills with technology.

A great resource for me when researching this was the website, as well as the ever-brilliant Londonist.

This wholly unscholarly cat-o-graphic map illustrates the history of felines in the capital, and can be purchased as a high quality archival digital print from the Garudio Studiage shop


Saturday, 23 September 2017

All Dogs Matter Tea Towel

All Dogs Matter is a charity that rescues and re-homes abandoned dogs in London, and they got in touch with us at Garudio Studiage to see if we would design them a new tea towel to help them raise money.

The design is based on our ‘classic’ Dogs of London tea towel, and features dogs they have re-homed over the years. We picked one from each of the 16 most ‘rescued’ dog breeds in London, according to their records (King Charles Spaniel, Border Terrier, Chihuahua, Husky, Greyhound, Dogue de Bordeaux, Jack Russel Terrier, Border Collie, Golden Retriever, German Shepherd, Bichon Frise, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Yorkshire Terrier, Beagle, Rottweiler and French Bulldog). The tea towel has a 'Was and Now' feature for each dog, so you can find out their story, after Stephanie from ADM tirelessly interviewed each owner!  Myself and Chris worked on the design and illustrations, and ended up adopting our own furry friend from them! A Pomeranian x some-kind of-terrier (a Pomme-de- terre?!) we have named Dante.  All proceeds from the tea towel sales go back to All Dogs Matter, you can buy one here.