Spotlight: Ayumi Takahashi

New York-based artist, Ayumi Takahashi, has a remarkable talent for creating bold images that positively brim with colour, character and depth. Born in China, raised in Japan and educated in the US and London, Ayumi is, perhaps unsurprisingly, a keen traveller with a passion for history, language, culture and people. Her distinctive portraits of women subtly […]

Spotlight: Lucinda Law

Taking to the stage in today’s Spotlight interview is a woman of many talents; Singapore-based artist, Lucinda Law. We first stumbled across Lucinda’s work after spotting the fabulous illustrated cover she created for Harper’s Bazaar SG, in 2016, and were enthralled to learn about her multi-faceted life as a writer, editor, teacher and botanical watercolour […]

Instagrammer of the Week: Stefania Tejada

Born and raised in rural Columbia before moving to Mexico, artist, illustrator and textile designer  Stefania Tejada’s work is inspired by the culture, people, fashion and vibrancy of South America. A childhood spent surrounded by lush, tropical landscapes is evident in her graphic, colourful work that often revolves around the theme of botany, women and […]

Instagrammer of the Week: Nina Cosford

Today’s Instagrammer of the Week accolade goes to one of our new favourite artists, Nina Cosford, a freelance illustrator living and working in Hastings, East Sussex. After graduating from Kingston University with a degree in illustration, Nina steadily grew her personal career and now works across editorial, advertising, reportage, education and book illustration alongside her own projects. Some of […]

Spotlight: Olaf Hajek

Avid readers of McQueens the Blog may remember our Spotlight interview earlier this year with Rosie Marteau, half of the talented duo behind Yuyo, a new energy-boosting drink made with yerba mate. In our opinion, even if a delicious, heathy alternative to tea and coffee weren’t enough to persuade us to buy the stuff, the fabulous […]