The Coningsby Gallery

Debut Art

Outstanding contemporary illustration
and graphic and fine art.

The Picture Show

10 emerging illustrators present a selection of new artworks at the Coningsby Gallery in central London for one week in July. The exhibition showcases young UK talent working across a range of media including painting, textiles and digital art. The group’s diverse influences and inspirations are reflected in the eclectic array of styles and subjects on show. The exhibition is sponsored by Barefoot Wines. Original artworks and prints are available to purchase.

Participating Artists:

Jo Cheung’s work explores surreal and dreamlike landscapes, which are loosely based around memories. She is inspired by nature, everyday experiences and places around London. She was listed in Wallpaper* magazine’s 2010 graduate directory, and her work has been featured in Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration, Flamingo Magazine, and the Great Big Book of Fashion Illustration.

Chetan Kumar’s work has been published in educational textbooks, and he has been featured in the ‘new talent’ section of the Association of Illustrators’-Images 34: Best of British Illustration. He was also commissioned to design a hoarding that was installed near London’s world famous Leicester Square. He goes by the pseudonym Cheism, which is inspired by his extensive traveling around the world as well as his interest in visiting places he has never been to.

Kyle Maclennan runs Headon Art, which specialises in creating hand painted pop art canvases of cult and iconic figures. These bold and vibrant paintings would complement the décor of any home, office, pub, club or restaurant. Currently based in the Scottish Highlands, his paintings can be found as far afield as Australia & America. Previous commissions include work for the likes of SOMA Records founders & DJs SLAM.

Kellie Black is a designer and freelance illustrator. Her work has been featured in several publications and exhibited at P3 (Baker Street, London) Munny Show (APW Gallery, New York) and at the AOI ‘Images 34’ exhibition at London College of Communications. Kellie’s latest collection reveals her own reverence for British ‘National Treasures’ and pays homage to her subjects with portraits including the likes of Stephen Fry, Terry Wogan and The Queen Mother.

Emily Bakes is a London based Illustrator, who paints contemporary portraits with a surreal twist. She is interested in interpreting characters and telling stories. Emily has produced work for The Croquet Gazette, Nails Inc, and IN magazine. She is exhibiting a series of paintings depicting popular musicians as various fruits.

Amber Dickinson is an Illustrator and Digital textile designer, who playfully explores dark and edgy themes, incorporating traditional and digital methods of illustration with personal inspiration to create unique effects. Amber has designed prints for various up and coming fashion designers and is currently working on her bespoke textile and silk scarf label ‘Wyart’. The new S/S Wyart collection ‘Hold Your Breath’ will be exhibited at The Picture Show.

Emma Cowley’s formative years were spent in leafy Leicestershire, where she developed her continuing interest in animals and the natural world. Though she now lives and works in London, a nature lover can still find sources of inspiration in the city, sometimes in surprising places. Her work is inspired by British wildlife and its associated rural traditions, food, history and folklore.

Vinesh Shah’s work explores the relationship between Type and Image. He enjoys producing work using a multi-disciplined approach, be it hand rendered or digital. He has exhibited at the Old Sweet Shop Gallery, interned at The London Print Studio as a Digital Studio assistant and currently works as a full time Runner at Stinkdigital - a Digital Production Company. During his time at Stinkdigital, Vinesh has enhanced his skills in motion design, which has led to a commission to co-create a short animation.

Chrissy Wallace enjoyed recent success with her solo exhibition at The Modern Pantry and a collaborative exhibition at the The Curious Duke Gallery. For this series of work, she has continued to explore hallucinatory scenes and characters, using strong imagery and fine detail. She likes to clash traditional drawing techniques with graphic shapes and vivid colour. She engages the viewer by producing work that draws them into the landscape of her mind’s eye.

June Chanpoomidole is a freelance Illustrator and Artist with a love for painting. She loves to draw figures, to tell stories in her images with a vibrant, ethereal colour palette and invoke a pleasant feeling within the viewer. Her inspirations come from observing mundane tasks, surrealist motifs and listening to people’s stories. Her work has been featured in “Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration”, Sketchbook Magazine and LA Fashion Snob. June is also exhibiting this year at The Curious Duke Gallery.



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