Goblin Market

July 25, 2018

The sheer power of oil on canvas can dominate any decor, if you decide that it should be so.

Goosegirl at the well.

July 25, 2018

Coloured pencil on illustration board. Sold at exhibition.

Book Illustration

July 25, 2018

There is still something very comfortable about coloured pencil illustrations in a book whose focus is fantasy.

Every picture tells a story…

July 23, 2018

Quick easy visual grab for artwork developed for internet use is more a matter of what to leave out than put in.

Logo as ‘Brand’

July 23, 2018

Some logos need to follow a process but others that will be used predominantly as a brand to maintain ownership need to be easily separated from the competition.

Billboard Design

July 23, 2018

While there are many variations on a theme, Billboards still work in many instances.

The Print Process

July 23, 2018

Not all printing is done on a digital press. Having started in the industry with actual typesetting and ‘bromide’ production, I understand the process intimately.

In-House

July 23, 2018

Graphic Design for Designers is a speciality.

Economic Necessity

July 23, 2018

One of the drawbacks associated with having ‘a style’ is that you are therefore only available to do certain types of work. Personally, I like to eat!

Digital Redraws

July 23, 2018

The Bread and Butter of most digital artwork today is the redrawing of poor artwork to recreate reproducible artwork. If you need a bad jpeg redrawn as a high resolution vector file, simply email:

CD/DVD covers and books

July 23, 2018

Generally, it’s called ‘Package Design’ and when it works well, everything comes together to support the ‘whole’.

Artwork for Banners

July 23, 2018

With printing technology at the best that it has ever been, everything is possible.

Coffee Table Books #2

July 23, 2018

Same theme, same photographer, different location, therefore a different demographic requirement.

Coffee Table Books

July 23, 2018

They are still the ‘thing to have’. After over a century of printing, Coffee Table books are still a delight to own, and produce.

Artwork for mass communication

July 23, 2018

It’s not just the pictures that tell a story. The words are the bricks to create a wall of information.

Promotional Material

July 23, 2018

There is just so much demand for quality illustration and graphic design in the promotional merchandise market.

Basic Communication

July 23, 2018

Nothing says ‘this is bona fide certificate’ like one composed in permanent start black ink.

Book and Booklet Design

July 23, 2018

While so much attention is scooped up by the internet, there is still a perfectly sound function for books.

Photo Portrait as Timestamp

July 22, 2018

The history of portraiture has become a reliable timeline for historians.  

The Nib as Brush

July 22, 2018

Calligraphic design on paper and transferred to a vector image then rendered as a digital image.

Myth, Religion, Allegory.

July 22, 2018

Watercolour and ink on illustration board. Sold at exhibition.

Signage and Package design

July 20, 2018

Often, the first impulse is the best one! Pen and Ink illustration digitised for reproduction.

Book illustration

July 20, 2018

Children’s books are often assumed to be a walk in the park to achieve, but children notice so much more than we do sometimes that you cannot make mistakes.

Logo Illustration

July 20, 2018

Sometimes the logo needs to avoid the ‘minimal’ and speak plainly. Commissioned graphic.

The Portrait as Allegory

July 20, 2018

A portrait achieved from a written description can be the most interesting of tasks. To read without imposing is a challenge.

Illustration as Art

July 20, 2018

Even though the point of illustration is to illuminate words, they can easily become ‘stand alone’ artworks that need no explanation.

Portrait #3

July 20, 2018

Sometimes the object becomes the subject and there is an association that overrides what you would normally expect to see. Commission.

Portrait #2

July 20, 2018

The use of distinctive cropping in formal artwork has changed the way we see the world and allows for a concentrated view of anything.

Portraits #1

July 20, 2018

Portraits are such a classical use for oil on canvas. The process can be challenging and fun all at the same time. Sold on commission.

Calligraphy

July 20, 2018

The inclusion of calligraphic text into the composition of a watercolour painting seems to be the only way calligraphy can stay alive in the public mind. Sold at exhibition.

Fairy Tale

July 19, 2018

This coloured pencil illustration on art-board was to illustrate a retelling of old fairytales in a fresh way. Sold at exhibition.

Cropping

July 19, 2018

Isn’t the sky just huge!! I am often finding myself forced to crop my vision just to cope with what I am seeing.

Traditional

July 19, 2018

Every now and then you have to do something very traditional just to prove to yourself that you still can. It’s value to you is therefore doubled.

Painting as Therapy

July 19, 2018

Occasionally, you just have to get an image out of your head to keep you sane. No idea why it got stuck there.

Poetic Oils

July 19, 2018

Oil on canvas has long been used describe in visual form the complex actions included in some poetry.

Photographic base

July 19, 2018

Sometimes painting or photography is not enough to achieve the desired result. This image was used as a book cover component and for movie advertising.

Watercolour

July 19, 2018

Another example of watercolour used as illustration with a specific, geographical point to it. This piece was used commercially as a book cover component.

Oils for Illustration

July 19, 2018

Oil on Canvas still allows an impact that cannot be achieved in any other medium. This piece was to illustrate a poem that had a deep, painful mood.

Symbolism

July 19, 2018

Always returning to the favoured cryptic message allegorical painting, these oils are 2.4m x .50m and are for sale. Contact admin@markbeaumont.com.au

Landscape Photographs

July 19, 2018

As a mood tool, photography can offer a distinctive enhancement that can only be faked by any other media.

Ink on Board

July 19, 2018

Apart from the still current appeal of strong black on white in a commercial sense, ink on paper is still favoured decoratively as an impact statement. Oldie but a Goodie. Copyright sold.

Works on Paper

July 18, 2018

Works on paper can take the form of watercolour paintings or coloured pencil drawings. Fairies on the ledge is a mixture of watercolour and gouache and was sold at exhibition.

Old technology Current application

July 18, 2018

Darkroom altered film to produce a wholesome natural mood that subliminally suggests whole grain. Image used on billboards and magazine press.