This stunning illustration by final year student Claudine O’Sullivan was judged the winner of the The Coffee Art Project 2013. Chosen from 85 entrants, her watercolour ink and pencil illustration on Khadi paper, will be auctioned to raise funds for Project Waterfall, a charity that work alongside coffee producers to provide water filtration in Tanzania and other coffee producing African countries.
Claudine, who is graduating from BA (Hons) Graphic and Media Design, Illustration and Visual Media pathway, will be showing her final work at London College of Communication’s Summer Show Three from 21 – 28 June 2013.
A traditional illustrator specialising in portraiture, she works mainly in pencil, watercolour and ink and her vivid, abstract portraits are gaining her plenty of praise, with a solo exhibition under her belt in 2013 and an exciting collaboration planned next year.
Her documentation of her time working at an Orphanage in Jaipur, which made up part of a solo exhibition in March, impressed the Managing Director of Allegra, who funded the Coffee Art Project. And a similar trip to Tanzania to photograph and document the work done by Project Waterfall may also be on the cards for early next year.
Claudine has also collaborated on a campaign with domestic violence charity Southall Black Sisters that works with women who have suffered domestic abuse. And with such raw honesty a feature of her beautiful illustrations it’s no surprise charities are keen to have her help them highlight the human faces behind their causes.
Canadian first editions I found at a second hand book sale. I love them because of their pretty pastel covers 🌸🌺🌻🌹💖
Steve desperately trying to high five Bucky in Captain America: The Winter Soldier
or Steve desperately trying to grab Bucky’s left boob in Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Sometimes recovery is waking up early to write in coffee shops and practicing yoga and eating lots of fruit and chocolate and sometimes it’s staying in bed all day and hiding from the world until you can stop crying. All of this is ok. What’s important is that you take care of yourself no matter what kind of day you’re having.
*picks up broom*
"TELL THEM HOW I AM DEFYYYYYYYYYING GRAAAAAVITTYYYY"
*starts sweeping broom sadly*
"There is a castle on a cloud…"
*holds broom horizontally*
"Never need a reason, never need a rhyme. Up on the roof top step in time!"
*sweeps broom angrily*
"IT’S A HARD KNOCK LIFE!"
*jumps on broom*
Training for the ballet Potter!