Nicholas Stevenson
Drawings from North Ledges


Un-commissioned | Professional

Why did you make this work:
These drawings were created as a part of my Masters in Illustration at Cheltenham. They are part of a work of metafiction, where I assume the role of fictional illustrator Denver Castle, who is artist in residence at a fictional national park. I adopted new materials and techniques to explore the park through his eyes. Ultimately Denver encounters a disastrous storm and is forced to isolate alone.

How was the illustration used:
These pieces currently standalone as experiments, but the project is growing and may eventually become an exhibition and book.

How did you make this work:
These are A0 drawings made in pencil. They were made during breaks from teaching and commercial illustration work, often while my baby slept; I would revisit these pieces adding a little each time.

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Currently Based:
Herefordshire, UK

Nicholas Stevenson is an award winning illustrator living in Herefordshire. He employs a fun and playful process which combines big brush strokes, sumptuous textures and bold digital colours and shapes. Nicholas enjoys exploring ideas of silliness, magic, joy, shadow, folk, history, nature and mystery. He's also a lecturer on the BA Illustration course at Hereford College of Arts.