I’m Georgie, a freelance Illustrator & Printmaker based in Greater Manchester.
After discovering a love for linocut in my second year of Leeds College of Art (now Leeds Arts Uni) I began building up a portfolio of bold, graphic work. I’m heavily influenced by horror, history, folklore and the curious or peculiar. Having a dark or macabre element in my work, or the story behind it is what keeps me inspired. I absolutely love old horror films, especially the ones that feature really amazing practical effects.. you know, like The Thing, Alien, Hellraiser etc.. and I think this bleeds into my work a lot.
I can, and do, work digitally. When the project calls for it I use Photoshop to emulate a hand-printed lino aesthetic. However, I find the challenge of linocut and the process of carving really satisfying. Plus I’m total a perfectionist when it comes to trying to get the smallest, neatest details possible.
Most recently I’ve created illustrations for articles and essays featured in BBC History Magazine.
EXHIBITIONS / EVENTS
Liverpool Print Fair, November 24th 2018 @ Constellations, Liverpool
Hull Print Fair, November 4th 2018 @ Humber Street Gallery, Hull
The Manchester Print Fair No.16, October 20th – 21st 2018 @ Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester
‘Phantasm’, November 2017 @ Colours May Vary
‘D&AD New Blood’, July 2017 @ The Old Truman Brewery, Shoreditch
‘Extra-Ordinary’, June 2017 @ Leeds College of Art
The Manchester Print Fair No.13, April 2017 @ Central Library, Manchester
‘Out Of Order’, March 2017 @ Colours May Vary, Leeds
Comic & Film Fair, Feb 2017 @ Park Plaza Hotel, Leeds
Thought Bubble Festival, 2016 @ Travelling Man, Leeds
‘Made Here.’, 2016 @ Leeds College of Art
Thought Bubble Festival, 2015 @ Leeds Royal Armouries
‘Going Going Gone’, 2015 @ Leeds College of Art
Arts & Crafts Fair, 2015 @ Leeds Corn Exchange
First, BA (Hons) Illustration, 2014 – 2017 @ Leeds Arts University
Distinction, BTEC Foundation L3 Art & Design, 2013 – 2014 @ South Trafford College
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