Recent Work



Clare Melinsky's lino-cuts in colour and black and white follow the style of traditional woodcuts. Over the last twenty years her illustrations have been used in advertising, for labels and packaging, and in editorial work for books, magazines and newspapers.

To commission an illustration from Clare Melinsky please contact Benjamin Cox at the Central Illustration Agency, 17b Perseverance Works, 38 Kingsland Road, London, E2 8DD
Telephone: +44[0]20 3222 0007
E-mail: info@centralillustration.com

Lino cuts in London

Lino cuts in London

Hear about my life in lino cuts, commissions like the Harry Potter book covers, and see me printing lino cuts at James Harvey British Art.
24th April 2014 6-8pm £8
This talk and demonstration is part of the London showcase for our Open Studios event in Dumfries and Galloway. The artists showing at the James Harvey are a small selection of those taking part in this year's Spring Fling [ 24-26th May ].

Booking advised via spring_fling.eventbrite.co.uk
or 01387 213 218

James Harvey British Art
15 Langton Street, Chelsea
London SW10 0JL

jamesharveybritishart.com

www.spring-fling.co.uk

New labels for Designs

New labels for Designs

Among all the lovely things to buy and eat in Lucy Carlow's shop and cafe´: Designs, Castle Douglas,
my new labels keep jumping out from the menus, labels, carrier bags and signage.

Workshops in February 2014

Workshops in February 2014

Looking forward to February? That's the time to make more lino cuts with me at Thomas Tosh.
Spend all day cutting lino and making prints upstairs at Thomas Tosh shop and cafe´. £55 includes a lovely lunch downstairs. I only have six students in a class, so you will get lots of attention, and enough time to complete some colourful prints to take away. Beginners are welcome, and those with experience. There are four dates available in February, you can come for more than one day.
Ring Yvonne at Thomas Tosh on 01848 331553 to book your place.
www.thomastosh.com
Gift tokens are available from Thomas Tosh if you would like to give a present of the workshops to someone.

Fine Cheese and Biscuits

Fine Cheese and Biscuits

The Fine Cheese Company and Artisan Biscuits have brought out a new range of sweet and savoury biscuits in tins. These are the two Christmas tins with my seasonal labels. Look out for more in 2014 at Valentine's Day, Easter and Hallowe'en

In the jungle is a sheep...

In the jungle is a sheep...

Children gave illustrators some mad commissions for an exhibition at The V&A Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green. My brief started with a sheep in a jungle...The event was set up by the Central Illustration Agency and ad agency AMV BBDO. They asked the five year olds what the future holds? where do they think they'll be living? what will they be doing in their spare time?
Each piece is displayed alongside its written brief so the public can look at the picture, read the brief and then explore the images further, looking for all the wild ingredients.
"In the jungle is a sheep. Tigers/alligators/monkeys/spiders [ pink/purple sparkly ]. Elephant and giraffes. Living on boats. Octopus and dolphins underwater and a circle of swimming fish."
Eve, 5 & Betty, 5.

see inside

see inside

...this is one you will all know...

Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson

It just came through my letterbox: a book of poems for children, chosen by Julia Donaldson [ she wrote The Gruffalo ] and illustrated by Clare Melinsky. It was fun to choose poems old and new to decorate. The use of black and white throughout gives it a classic quality. And £10 for a hardback is a bargain.

Spring Fling Exhibition 25th-27th May 2013

Spring Fling Exhibition 25th-27th May 2013

As a member of Spring Fling I am participating in this year's Open Studios event in Dumfries and Galloway, Southwest Scotland, during the May Bank Holiday. For its biggest event yet, Spring Fling 2013 will see 93 artists and makers open their doors to the public over the weekend.
A small press, ink and a roller will be ready for any visitor to make their own print from one of my lino cuts.
Once again I am sharing Jane Blair's lovely studio in Tynron, not far from where I live. Jane paints in large, almost abstract oils, the colours and moods of the landscape and the beasts which inhabit it.

www.janeblair.co.uk
www.spring-fling.co.uk
info@spring-fling.co.uk

Linocut printmaking workshop June 1st 2013

Linocut printmaking workshop June 1st 2013

Saturday June 1st is my next printmaking workshop. Spend all day cutting lino and making prints upstairs at Thomas Tosh shop and cafe´. £50 includes a lovely lunch downstairs. I only have six students in a class, so you will get lots of attention, and enough time to complete some colourful prints to take away. Beginners are welcome, and those with experience.
Ring Thomas Tosh on 01848 331553 to book your place.
www.thomastosh.com

This decorative border was a commission from Loch Arthur farm shop in Dumfriesshire . They make prize winning cheeses on their biodynamic organic farm.
www.locharthur.org.uk

Wild Harvests

Wild Harvests