A tribute to the legendary Norman Rockwell – Happy Birthday

“Norman Rockwell was a 20th-century American illustrator. His works enjoy a broad popular appeal in the United States, where Rockwell is most famous for the cover illustrations of everyday life scenarios he created for The Saturday Evening Post magazine over more than four decades. Among the best-known of Rockwell’s works are the Willie Gillis series, Rosie the Riveter, Saying Grace (1951), and the Four Freedoms series.” – Wiki

Illustrations by Jing Wei

Born in a sub-provincial city in China and now living in a treehouse in Brooklyn, Jing Wei makes prints – beautiful prints – delightful prints – prints that tell stories of cute little animal characters – stories that make me smile… Jing Wei hopes to keep making art for people who like the art that she makes…we here at Signature Illustration love her work…

Jacob Magraw-Mickelson – Deconstructed hyper-realities

Painting in Gouache, Jacob Magraw-Mickelson creates candy-coloured hyper-realities of deconstructed landscapes and flora, anatomical dissections, cross-sections of cells, veins, roots and hidden terrains. I love the detail and the pulsating colours and am happy to add it to our illustration blog.

Anna Emilia Laitinen – a delicate simplicity

Working from Finland Anna Emilia Laitinen’s paintings are truly delicate. I love the complexity and intricacy within the simple compositions.

The mythical world of Dan May

Working from Florida Dan May creates timeless worlds of silence occupied by haunting yet whimsical creatures. Although deeply sad and  eerie, May’s creatures draw the viewer towards them with their friendly disposition.

Bill Carman’s inventive characters

All I can say is:
true attention to detail + brilliant observation + experienced drawing skills + Korean blood + the love for teaching + odd little characters bubbling to tell a story + an impressive cliental + an imaginative mind + beautiful use of soft colours + a love for fishing = Bill Carmen. Genuinely beautiful work.