Can you introduce us to some of the artists?
The book features lots of recent graduates from UK art colleges alongside artists from all over the world: there are contributors from the US, Guatemala, Austria, Sweden, India and Japan. I love discovering new talent… Sua Agape is a multi-disciplinary artist with a unique sense of colour who creates fantastical cosmic images. For the book she has combined cats and cacti for a futuristic colouring page. Lorna Scobie has just released her own colouring book, Jungle Paradise, and contributes her inimitable animal characters. Claire Powell is an award winning animator and illustrator, whose nimble dancers tumble across the page. Jenny Tang’s pack of hungry dogs salivate as they run after a man and his sausages, just begging to be coloured in. You can read extensive interviews with all the featured artists online at Amelia’s Magazine.
What sets this colouring book apart from others?
I decided to make Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion different from most books on the market by giving a double page to each artist so that they can showcase some of their work in full colour alongside a similar line drawing to colour in. Each artist has a short bio and description at the back so readers can find out more about their favourite. It is a limited edition high quality book that will be printed on gorgeous thick paper and bound using the lay flat binding process so that it is a delight to colour in.