Illustration Graduate Lewis Moran

Lewis Moran recently graduated from The University of Gloucestershire, having studied a degree in Illustration.

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‘I began a Foundation course at Camberwell and quickly realised it wasn’t the right course for me and subsequently quit in the December, I returned to full time work and realised what a big mistake I had made. So the following September I enrolled onto a BA Illustration course at The University of Gloucestershire.

Having a print room next door to the studio is a great facility, I would say it took me a good 2 years of experimentation to realise a way of working that suited me. I am quite a fast worker which allows me to be very expressive with my mark making and tonal range. I usually think of my work in layers, beginning with pencil and on a separate sheet of paper I add washes over the top. I always try and only use 2 or 3 colours in my works and they are usually complementary. My biggest influence is Joohee Yoon, her mark making is exceptional and her compositions are stunning.’

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‘My work tends to be inspired by the everyday and mundane realities of life, usually using wordless narratives. That said, for my final major project I produced a 24 page children’s book about monsters that live in a plughole, so I’m not sure how strictly true that statement is. Also in my final year I undertook a reportage project in Marrakech, and had a lot of opportunities to contribute to publications and collaborative zines, they have recently brought a Risograph machine which I really enjoyed using.

Currently I am making a few new pieces of work, one editorial for a magazine and Im just finishing a series of screen printed tea towels based on ‘Great British Grub’ which was exhibited in Bristol last week.’

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