Thursday, 31 March 2016

Interview with Artists & Illustrators Magazine


I had an email arrive out of the blue a while ago, from the editor of Artists and Illustrators magazine. He had noticed my new Sketching People book was out (well, that's great, before we start...) and he wondered if he might come to Sheffield to do an interview with me in the studio.


Well, I rarely turn down the opportunity to tell someone new all about what I'm up to, but also, the chance to appear in the UK's best selling magazine for artists was way too good to miss. I was flattered too that Steve was happy to come up to Sheffield in person. Turns out he was here as a student. Small world.

We spent a happy couple of hours chatting away and Steve took loads of photos. I talked about my Sketching People book of course, and showed him a copy, then I unpacked my urban sketching kit for him to photograph. Steve was very taken with my midget stool (and I notice that made it into the final article). 

I also told him all about my year as artist-in-residence at the Morgan Centre and showed him some of my sketchbooks. It was lucky that the one I mounted on the wall as a test for the exhibition, was still up, so he could see the full effect.

At that time, I hadn't yet started on my artwork for Class One Farmyard Fun, but I showed him the roughs and we talked about how I create my artwork. I had to do the obligatory photo, where I sit at my drawing desk, pretending to be working. It always looks good though, even though it feels a bit odd.


Last week, a copy of the magazine arrived with my double page spread. Hurrah! Steve has done a lovely job.


There's a great article about Wil Freeborn in this issue too. If you haven't come across his work, take a look. He is another UK Urban Sketcher, based up in Scotland:



I shall take my magazine on the train with me to Manchester: it's the only time at the moment when I get to indulge in reading magazines!

10 comments:

Ginny Stiles said...

OMgosh. I am SO proud of you!!! What a wonderful article.
Photos look super great.
I see this is a UK magazine so no way I can access it.
But you did a super job of describing it.
And you take a darling photo yourself, by the way!
Congratulations.

Lynn Cohen said...

Happy for you! Fun to have this "feather in your cap!" Looks terrific!

Jann Glisson said...

Well earned - congratulations.

Lynne the Pencil said...

Thank you folks!

Pascale Mackey said...

What a lovely spread, Lynne, congrats! Your studio looks like such a happy place =)

Lynne the Pencil said...

Yes, I am very lucky to have such a welcoming space to work in.

Lynne the Pencil said...

Yes, I am very lucky to have such a welcoming space to work in.

Anonymous said...

Hi Lynne,
I spotted you in the magazine, great article. I thought, I know Lynne, of course I don't, I just follow your blog and love reading about your adventures! Well done and nice to see your studio. I love to see where people work. Take care. Laura x

Lewerentz S said...

Great ! You've deserved it !

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