Featured Artist: Rachel Suggs


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Hello!

Today’s featured artist is Rachel Suggs. I came across her work in last issue of my favourite magazine Uppercase! 

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Rachel is an illustrator who focuses on editorial work, book illustration and pattern design. She currently resides in Baltimore and holds a BFA in Illustration from the Maryland College of Art.

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If you don’t know by now, I love illustration.  I was drawn to Rachel’s work when I saw the illustration below which was featured in Uppercase:

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It turns out this is actually a screen printed work! I love the simplicity of this image, and the sense of movement. I also love the halftones on her legs! Really beautiful work! It’s a mysterious image that definitely tells a story. The little landscape makes you wonder where this girl is, and you might wonder, where is she going to in such a sombre looking hurry? It looks as though she is running, but  at the same time she’s moving slowly.

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I found a lot of her work to be quite a bit more complex than the image of the girl running. This whimsical image is an illustration for a book titles Hard Boiled Wonderland & The End Of The World. 

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Above is an example of her surface pattern work. Really whimsical, and I love the colours, and the flow of the black river of ink, and the spooky eyes popping in from what kind of looks like a cluster of mountains. This image reminded me of how badly I want to make a lovely illustrated surface pattern one day soon. Thanks for the inspiration Rachel!

Hope you’ve enjoyed taking a peek at Rachel Suggs ‘work! Please visit her website HERE! to see more of her wonderful illustrations.

 

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