Makers

Behind the Stall: Will Clarke

Helen from L O I S in Peckham went to meet illustrator Will Clarke. Here's what he had to say....

Will makes Helen a cup of tea

Will makes Helen a cup of tea

Occupation (i.e. would you consider yourself a full-time artist/ designer-maker, or do you have another job?): 

Illustrator and Printmaker

When and why did you start doing what you do?: 

A couple of years ago I started to screen print again for the first time since graduating in 2008, prior to that I was undertaking freelance illustration commissions and taking part in exhibitions. Since printing again, I have been able to turn my illustrations into limited edition prints and unique pieces within their own right. 

River View

River View

What do you enjoy most about your craft?:

I really enjoy undertaking large drawing projects, I like to see how the artwork develops over time. I also really enjoy adding colour at the point of printing, there is always an element of the unknown so it is quite exciting. 

Long London

Long London

Who are your top 5 favourite designer-makers?: 

hmm, Im not so sure about designer makers but I love artists who use illustration and print in their work. So my favourites would be: Grayson Perry, Eduardo Paolozzi, L.S. Lowry, David Hockney and Peter Doig. 

At the Studio

At the Studio

You can find Will's work on his website - www.willclarke.co.uk or at L O I S on 42 Choumert Rd, Peckham.

Olympic Park

Olympic Park