Monday, November 26, 2012

Loving this local artist, Simon Lee.

Cape Town is a village, it's true. We all seem to know one another, all related somehow. So when I was looking for a new illustrator to do some artwork for my kids range, it didn't take me long to find Simon, who was a friend of a friend of a friend.... My friend had described his work as a little dark and quirky, those words clearly resonated with me! I couldn't wait to meet him and see some of his work. I wish I could show you his sketch book, his drawings are amazing, yes a little dark and quirky which I love! He emailed me some his work which he was exhibiting in Jo'burg ( images above). Here is getting to know a little more about Simon:

1. WWKA: Simon, where do you get your inspiration from?
 I'm not really sure, but I get inspired when I notice something in life that has the potential to generate an interesting and original idea. Again, I can't really pinpoint these situations, they just happen. In short, I guess I just draw.
2.WWKA: Do you have a favourite subject to draw?
I most enjoy abstract images with interesting perspectives and fine detail, often combined with more recognizable images, such as animals.
3. WWKA: what do you want to do when you grow up?
Ha, absolutely no clue. An acrobat. No, I don't know.
4.WWKA: What band are you listening to at the moment?
Maps and Atlases. And Knxwledge. And Foals.
5. WWKA: what did you have for breakfast?
 Futurelife and boiled eggs

If you would like to get in contact with Simon, contact him via email: