Libby Walker tells us more about herself and her work:

I’m a Glasgow based illustrator working from my Briggait Wasps studio. Fantastic building. I graduated in 2009 with a BA(Hons) Illustration from Edinburgh College of Art.

Kelvingrove Park by Libby Walker
Kelvingrove Park

I’m lucky enough to be self-employed and still paying my rent. It took some time though, juggling part time jobs and illustration until a year ago when I went solo. I work creating prints and cards for retail and creating private commissions. I also work on commercial illustration work, this includes packaging, advertising, album, book artwork and more. My cards can be found in many shops – a few favourites are; Welcome Home at CCA, The Shop of Interest, The Red Door Gallery and most recently Waterstones on Sauchiehall Street.

Lion Commission by Libby Walker

I work with indian ink, fine liner pen and gouache paint. For my card designs I mainly capture places in Glasgow that I have a personal connection with, that has been the West End of Glasgow until a recent move to the Southside. I enjoy creating compositions featuring bars, restaurants and icons people can associate with. I do this mainly with black ink and using spots of colour to help with the composition. I enjoy adding a lot of detail, liking the idea of the viewer finding something they hadn’t spotted before.

Still Animation by Libby Walker
‘All at Sea’ animation still

I don’t have a typical day as such, depending on projects, meetings, deliveries, postoffice runs etc. I do always start the day with walking to the studio for 10/11 and stay until about 7. I then can work at home in the evenings if need be. I keep my computer there so my studio is a paint/BBC 6 music only zone.

University of Glasgow by Libby Walker
Glasgow University

I have a few projects coming up. On the 1st of March I shall be live painting in the Jo Malone store. This will be painted onto their packaging as part of the launch of the limited edition ‘London Rain’ range. A bit nerve-racking but brilliant. I shall also be showing in Edinburgh as part of the Hidden Door Festival in April. This will be an extension of a collaborated project I completed last year. This was ‘All At Sea‘ where I created an animation and artwork for and in collaboration with Richy Carey and Martin Froden. The ‘All at Sea’ Publication can be purchased here.

Scottish Adventures by Libby Walker
Scottish Adventuresa pattern inspired by Trakke


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