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Neiko Ng . Quirky Children’s Illustration

April 26, 2012

There is something a little mid century about the beautiful work of Neiko Ng. An air of Mary Blair or perhaps something I can’t quite put my finger on, but it’s got that familiarity and in a good way.

Originally from Macao, China,  Neiko is presently studying Illustration at the Academy of Art in San Francisco, USA. She has made some lovely card designs which are available from her Etsy Store, alongside a range of prints. Her favourite medium is gouache and paper. She told me ” I like fashion drawing, paper cut art, book art, children oriented illustration, printmaking..etc. I am still exploring different styles/ techniques and trying to be a better artist.”

She has a steady hand for creating intricate cut outs too, just look at these.

A great eye for water colour and can even create pretty amazing architectural layouts. This girl has unstoppable talent !

A few of her book illustrations.

We’ve been chatting by email for a few weeks and decided to do a surprise Art Swop with one another. I sent her some of my original work and notebooks, cards etc and today I got this bulging illustrated envelope from San Francisco in the post today…. how very exciting.

Inside there were some fab tiny magnets to decorate my fridge, a card and three amazing prints of her artwork.

I’ll have to get these framed. How much they made me smile. Thanks Neiko, and I hope we will be seeing a lot more of her work in the not too distant future.

If any other illustrators / artists should wish to do an Art Swop, please drop me a line here , and I’ll feature it on my blog.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. ssarahlou permalink
    April 27, 2012 8:04 pm

    What a truly exciting thing to do…..and now you have made me think how I miss EXCITING POST. When I was in my teens I used to send lots of oddly sized and shaped letters in the post. Can u remember if I sent u some too…..tiny little envelopes and even a letter on a Marigold Glove?
    My fav piece of Neiko’s work u have posted here is the Bear and the Rabbit……u know how I love great use of colour! I also love the BIG shadows from the trees in the girl and deer painting.
    Please keep us posted on your art swaps ……Oooooo tingles of excitement x x x x
    Almost want to start a blog just so I can join in! BUT would need to get busier 1st

    • April 27, 2012 9:02 pm

      Hey Sarah I love your comments, they’re so honest and heartfelt. I don’t remember oddly shaped post from you but I did get some from a graphic designer whilst at Uni. They were always the talking point of the post table in the halls of residence lol Yes snail mail is still the best.

      • ssarahlou permalink
        April 28, 2012 8:03 am

        I have just looked at …..have you seen “the been seller” …..this girl has such a great talented imagination .
        Ps. I wonder who I sent that mail to ? Did Neiko make the magnets ?

  2. ssarahlou permalink
    April 28, 2012 8:05 am

    Oooops “BEAN seller” !

  3. April 28, 2012 10:14 am

    Can’t seem to find the Bean Seller but Yes Neiko has an amazing talent. I love her style too and the magnets were hers also (handmade and painted).

  4. May 4, 2012 12:37 pm

    hi there Fishink, I love the art swap idea and your blog in general. Looking forward to more

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