about

photograph of Anna Cattermole sketching

ANNA CATTERMOLE

Reportage Illustration

re·port·age

• n ( style of) reporting events
• a term for an eye-witness genre of journalism: an individual journalist’s report of news, especially when witnessed firsthand, this style of reporting is often characterized by travel and careful observation.

About Me

Like many artists I have a rather eclectic skill set. I have worked as a free-lance illustrator for 20 years, producing illustrations for surface design for stationery, ceramics and children’s clothes. Simultaneously, I have rebuilt and restored a 62ft wooden fishing boat called Blue Linnet with my husband. Blue Linnet has been our home and travelling companion on our trips around the UK.

More recently I have returned to my first love of observational drawing particularly reportage. My reportage drawings have won several awards including an AOI Award in 2013 for my work on From the Loft Floor.

I now live in a house with my husband and two small children in sunny Cornwall, but still just a stone’s throw from the sea. And yes, we do still have the boat.

Artists discover subjects of remarkable interest overlooked or unnoticed by more academic observers, although such deviations are bound to get them into trouble sooner or later.
Paul Hogarth

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awards

2013

AOI Awards, winner of the Self-Initiated Category

2012

Creative Quarterly, New York – runner up

2009

Cheltenham Illustration Award, Joint winner

exhibitions

2015

The Illustration Cupboard, London

2013

AOI Awards Exhibition, Somerset House, London

2013

 

From The Loft Floor, National Maritime Museum, Cornwall

2011

 

Open Studios, Cornwall

2009

 

Illustrative 09, Berlin

Education

2007 - 2009
FalmouthUniversity

MA Illustration: Authorial Practice

1990 - 1993
De Montford University

BA (Hons) Illustration