The latest exhibition in the open gallery at The Brewhouse Arts Centre features Laura Vann's Creatures of Brimstone Grove. These delightful creatures are called Lummoxes and are the basis for a children's book that Laura is writing.
Laura Vann is an illustrator and graphic designer who works freelance from her studio in Long Eaton near Nottingham. She grew up in a small town near Skegness and has had a passion for art and design from an early age. She started her creative journey with a foundation degree at Lincoln College and now has a Masters degree in Visual Communication (illustration).
The exhibition features images of a world, much like our own, inhabited by ‘Lummoxes’, who despite their large horns and sharp teeth are friendly guardian’s of the night that scare away bedtime monsters. They are seen exploring their environment whether that is the town, the beach or their natural habitat, the forest.
Laura has also created some 3D versions of the Lummoxes and to celebrate The Brewhouse Arts Centre has a competition to win one!
The competition is open to young people 14 and under, but adults can let loose their inner child and create their own story just for fun. Drop in to The Brewhouse to view the exhibition and leave your story at The Box Office
Laura says about her work: “I am a visual thinker with a passion for children’s picture book illustration as it allows me to take my imagination to new levels. I take a lot of my inspiration from the
natural world and create characters for my work that have unique personalities.
My work is often a combination of different media and techniques, using very fine line drawing with ink colouring, handmade silk and wax papers and flat needle felting. I love creating a sense of dimension between detailed greyscale hand-drawn illustration and vibrant textured background.”
The Exhibition runs until 15th February or you can come along to a meet the artist’s event on Thursday 30th January 7- 9pm.