lido out of pool

Freelance Illustrator Katie Tomlinson

Katie Tomlinson (originally from Bristol) is currently living and working in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter after graduating in Illustration from Birmingham City University.


‘Initially embarking on a Fine Art degree has led to a tendency to use expressive illustration, and a passion for working with more traditional materials like drawing, printmaking and painting.

A raw talent for reportage illustration emerged throughout studying Illustration as the challenges this work brings showcase strengths in observational drawing and mark-making, often focusing on the figure and relationships between people. However, a desire for experimenting and challenging abilities with any brief enables a fresh approach and versatility to drawing and its contemporary uses.’

lido bench

‘This work is from Katie’s Lido series, which documents a day at the Clifton Lido in Bristol – one of the oldest surviving Lidos in the UK. The series captures the Lidos vintage yet contemporary surroundings, and people enjoying the unique space.’

lido 2

lido out of pool



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