A blog for the art, illustration, printmaking, design and photography of Linda Mayoux
Every mark and every splodge has a story to tell.
Illustration is a process of discovering new things about the world, new ways of seeing and thinking. About connections and contradictions, light dark and transitions between. About what we might do to make the better place.
Although my explorations are a personal process, I hope they may also help others to find out more about themselves, about the world and what they would like to do in life.
I work a lot with found images – doleful zebras in the woodgrain, dinosaurs in the clouds, the faces in the sheet folds. I enjoy working with textures produced by different processes, exploring the types of stories these suggest. Then I work on these to clarify shapes and combine them digitally in Photoshop or with Corel Painter.
I also work a lot with collage and photomontage to discover and explore connections and contradictions of meaning, particularly in my more political work.