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Oliver Lake . Illustrator of prints, posters and books.

September 28, 2011


I came across the work of Oliver Lake on Etsy here.

Oliver Lake is an experienced professional illustrator who likes creating illustrations that appeal to both

children and adults. He has had a number of commissions, including work for Time Out magazine and

The Independent newspaper.  Another guy with a nod in his style to the 1950’s and 60’s.

He has also illustrated a number of children’s books for Jane West, more info here and has exhibited

and sold work at numerous art galleries. He has a blog and tweets about other artists too.

I can’t tell his exact age but it seems he’s an accomplished young artist who has already produced a

large body of creative work. Well done Oliver, what’s your secret ? Here’s some of his possible tips lol

I asked Oliver to add some comments himself and this is what he told me …

” I like creating illustrations that appeal to both children and adults. Animals in particular inspire me.

When I make an illustration, I often enjoy creating some kind of a relationship between two

different animals, as I find that this resonates with people. If the illustration makes you smile,

then I’ve done my job! Also a lot of my inspiration comes from looking at countless illustrations

from various artists I find on the internet. A typical day for me would begin by drinking several

cups of strong coffee! Then printing and sending out orders from the previous day or so.

Followed by working on new illustrations for whichever commission or print that needed to be

completed at that time. I like to create new illustrations as often as possible, as I enjoy the creative

process and I find that it keeps me in a good frame of mind! ”

Good to hear Oliver and thanks again for adding your thoughts to my blog.

More of Olivers’ work here.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. September 28, 2011 5:18 pm

    beautiful stuff!

    • September 28, 2011 7:11 pm

      Hi Vasare, thanks for your comments. Oliver has some amazing talent for certain.

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