I am a Scottish artist and designer based in Glasgow. My key area of interest is in collaborative projects that explore place, narrative and participation. My work encompasses painting and drawing, installation, print and delivery in the community. Learn more about my approach and interests in this blog section of my website. For a more frequently updated insight into my practice please follow me on twitter @josievallely
I have never spent much time developing a character in my illustrations, so as we move towards the new year i thought i would try something new! I am developing a character who will be used in a narrative exploring the experiences of living with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder). A number of people have taken part in this project so far- and some have sent me incredible writings about their experiences- which i will help me to develop the narrative.
While i did this I listened to a podcast by Chris Oatley, a Disney character designer, and Will Terry, which was interesting and quite inspiring really! have a listen here.
Japanese artist with such a playful and fun style- very influential for me it terms of incorporating a similar aesthetic into graphic design projects. take a look at her incredible work!
It's been a while since I spent much time in hospitals, considering I used to be there everyday for three years! Was back today with a good friend admiring the Christmas decorations and being sung at by mobs of small children...
I'm currently working on a really exciting and BIG project with The woodcraft Folk, putting together a book that documents their five year TREE project. It is going to be really rich with imagery, photos and pattern. I want it to be the kind of thing that people will hold onto for a long time.
At the moment I am at a kind of 'mood board' phase with it, playing around on pintrest and working with different patterns. I am very excited to start putting it all together!
As the nights draw in and the weather gets colder, I present to you this wintery bear. A little snippet of a project i am working on currently!
I work on lots of different kinds of projects and sometimes it can be hard to keep track of what I up to!