Artist Profiles

Welcome to the Home of HoneyTree Publishing's Artists

If you're an artist interested in joining the HoneyTree artists' community and potentially featuring on our beautiful premium quality stationery and products, please email our creative department: team@honeytreepublishing.com

Lizbeth Holstein

Lizbeth is inspired by the purity of objects, and the beauty in a simple or ordinary thing that provides a balance and harmony in her art. 

Co Founder and Art director

Star sign: Aquarius

What I do: I ensure all stationery leaves the studio 100% perfect, I bring in new artists, new ranges, and take my sketch pad everywhere as I am constantly adding new artworks to the gallery.

Favorite Illustration: 'Bottoms Up' by Willemien Stevens - we can all relate that!

When not creating with the HoneyTree team I like to: walk my dogs, support the various events in and around Somerset, visit galleries and host family tea parties, that seem to require more wine than tea!

Where to engage with Lizbeth.
Instagram: https://instagram.com/honeytreebespoke/
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/HoneyTreeLtd/

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Debbie Bellaby

Star Sign: Scorpio.

What I do:
l enjoy working in very bright acrylics and also producing quick-fire pen sketches. I try to draw and doodle as much as possible when I have a spare moment. I love illustrating for children and creating characters with humour.

Favourite illustration: 'Reindeer with Gift' by Mike Brownlow

When not creating:
I like to go to the seaside with my two young children who have just discovered sandcastles. I also like to read, sit in the garden and eat cake!

Where to engage with Debbie
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/tommybelle/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/debbiebellabyillustration

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Carla Stobbs

Star sign: Cancer

What I do: Many of my illustrations have vibrant colours and bold mark making. I love printmaking and the textures it creates so I try to include it into my designs when I can. I also enjoy illustrating with humorous approach!

Favorite Illustration: 'Bee’ by Lizbeth Holstein

When not creating with the HoneyTree team I like to:  I teach printmaking workshops at various schools, fairs and other events. In my spare time I enjoy visiting car boots, markets and festivals (especially our local which is Glastonbury!).

Where to engage with Carla.
Instagram: https://instagram.com/happyinkers/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CarlaMarieS

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Kate Anniss

Kate Anniss attended Bristol University where she studied Art History. Late 2014 Kate creatied http://www.myloart.co.uk/
Mylo Art is a creative and resourceful Art Consultancy which delivers a bespoke turn-key service, bringing beautiful art to interior and exterior spaces.  This Spring we are working on some exciting projects and constantly sourcing new artists as well as keeping up to date with work which our favourite artists are producing.  

Star Sign: Scorpio

What I do: I'm kept busy with illustrating children's books, commissioned artworks and constantly supplying new artworks for Lizbeth.

Favourite illustration: 'Tractor' by Lizbeth Holstein (as my 2yr old son loves them!) 

When not creating with the HoneyTree team I like to: travel on mini breaks with my husband and children, spend time gardening and having friends over for supper.

Where to engage with Kate: 
Instagram: https://instagram.com/myloart

 

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Willemien Stevens

Star Sign: Taurus

What I do: I work on textile pictures in applique which was a hobby that became my business. I give workshops at my studio during the summer months.

Favourite illustration? I love them all!

When not creating with the HoneyTree team: I like to relax at home and go for walks by the sea.

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Kim Conway

Star Sign: Aries

What I do:  I love creating new designs and the process of exploration that goes into each piece of artwork.

Favourite illustration: 'Delphiniums' by Willemien Stevens

When not creating: garden, birdwatch and go for long walks.

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Matt Keightley

Star sign: 

What I do: 
I run a landscape company that designs and builds gardens, both nationally and internationally. My day job has lead me into illustrating both for HoneyTree and private clients. I draw a lot of my inspiration from gardens and the outdoors. 

Favourite illustration? ‘Aga’ by Lizbeth Holstein

When not creating with the honey tree team I like to: spend time with my fiancé/soon to be wife, eat Portuguese chicken with my pals, keep fit and get out of London every so often to enjoy the outdoors.

Note from Lizbeth: We came across Matt who wanted to use one of his illustrations on his HoneyTree Wedding stationery through our "feature your own artwork" facility. We receive many requests for particular plants, herbs and horticultural illustrations and we are delighted to have found Matt who has a passion for these and works daily in this field (pardon the pun!)

To read more about Matt click here for our blog about him and the Chelsea Flower show 2015 (where he won the people choice designing a garden for HRH Prince of Wales foundation)

Where to engage with Matt. 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/matt_keightley

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Lorna Scobie

Star sign: Leo 

What I do: I'm a designer and illustrator. I was born and raised in the beautiful Somerset countryside, and now live in London, not too far from some lovely city parks.

Favourite Illustration: I really like the alphabet motifs by Lizbeth Holstein, and love Marching Horse by Jess Russell Flint.

When not creating with the HoneyTree team I like to: During the day I design children's books for Macmillan Children's books, and in the evenings and at weekends I become a freelance illustrator, which involves drawing lots of animals! When I'm not drawing, I love to read, walk and spend time with my family and friends.

Where to engage with Lorna.

Twitter: @LornaScobie

Intagram: https://instagram.com/lornascobie

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Gordon Barker

Star Sign: 

What i do?

I am passionate about my creations and as soon as one is finished I already have an idea for my next, never losing my desire to create another work of art.

I have paintings in corporate and private collections in many countries in the world such as France, Germany, Switzerland, South Korea, Denmark, Japan, United States, Australia and the United Kingdom.

Favourite illustration/artist?

L S Lowry for the use of colour in his artworks

When not creating with the HoneyTree ree team I like to:

Spend time with my wife and go walking, as this always gives me new ideas for new paintings.

Where to engage with Gordon:

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/gordonbarkerart/gordon-barker-art/

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Jess Russell Flint

Star sign: 

What I do: I'm a London-based artist, born and fed on art and design. My mother banned TV, so paper was the only option!

Favorite Illustration: French Bulldog by Lizbeth Holstein

When not creating with the HoneyTree team I like to: I trained at Central Saint Martins and having previously worked mainly in advertising, I now work with different mediums, developing textile designs, prints and illustrations for various purposes. I love texture, colour and anything that reveals a humorous edge.

Where to engage with Jess.

Intagram: https://instagram.com/jessicarussellflint.design

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Joanna Burtenshaw

Star sign: Sagittarius

What I do:  I'm an architect turned artist living in Greece. I take inspiration from the natural environment and the details and rituals of daily life. I like to paint and draw illustrations in a variety of media, sometimes layering them for a collaged effect.

Favorite Illustration:  Birds 2 by Jess Russell Flint

When not creating with the HoneyTree team I like to:  I like to travel and collect inspiring books, objects and thoughts for my work and home.

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Lily Helps

Lily Helps lives in NottingHill and is involved in the fashion and media world;  when not being an artist!

Star Sign: Virgo

What I do: I constantly collect interesting patterns and shapes for new and inspiring collage work.

Favourite illustration: 'Bunting British' by me!

When not creating with the HoneyTree team I like to: dance, shop, travel and look forward to Galsto festival each year

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Livi Whitworth

Star Sign: 

What I do:  I am a London based illustrator, working freelance since graduating from Camberwell College of Art.  I love working with a simple black ballpoint and a splash of watercolour.

Favourite illustration:  I couldn't pick one! There's too many I love....

When not creating:  I'm doodling! That probably counts as creating.. I love to cycle round London on sunny days, I love seeing friends.  Freelancing can get a bit lonely so regular social contact is important to me, especially if it involves coffee. Or wine.

Note from Lizbeth: We came across Livi's work from her godmother who was ordering 90th Birthday party invitations for her mum!, spoke to the bespoke studio about Livi and we are delighted to welcome her to HoneyTree, where her fresh urban, architect style sits so well with our 'less is more' design concept.

Where to engage with Livi:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/livi_whitworth

Instagram: https://instagram.com/liviwhit/

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Louise Gordon

Star Sign: Pisces

What I do: I am from the lovely city of Oxford and I studied Illustration at The University of Gloucester, where I discovered my love of drawing buildings. I also like to produce fun, bright collages and water colour paintings too. I am an avid tea-drinker and am partial to the odd G&T.

Favourite illustrationTe a Limon by Joanna Burtenshaw

When not creating with the HoneyTree team I like to:  I can usually be found snoozing, visiting exhibitions or working in an independent gift shop.

Where to engage with Louise.
https://twitter.com/Louise_Flash

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Mike Brownlow

Star Sign: 

* What I do...
I write and illustrate picture books for children as well as illustrate for various other areas of the creative industries such as advertising and design. I also visit schools and libraries talking about books, stories and animation.

* Favourite illustration: 'Piggy went to market' by Willemien Stevens

* When not creating with the Honey tree team I like to:Thinking of new book ideas takes up a lot of time, but I manage to play squash a lot, golf sometimes and when I’m not being sporty, I enjoy visiting some of the many events in our area such as Glastonbury, the Bath Literary Festival and Somerset Arts Week with my wife.

Where to engage with Mike.
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MikeBrownlow1

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Sarah Edgley

Star Sign: 

What I do:
 I used to be a creative head in a design studio in London doing corporate and packaging design. Since moving to Somerset I enjoy painting and life drawing

Favourite illustration? 'Union Jack’ by Lily Helps

When not creating with the HoneyTree team I like to: keep fit with yoga,  walking the dogs, and drinking and eating with friends!

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