Francis Blake has been an illustrator for as long as he can remember, and his artwork appears in magazines, books and advertising campaigns across North America and Europe, as well as the Far East.
His original paintings and drawings are in private collections as far apart as Melbourne, Toronto and Wigan.
Through the medium of ink and water-colour, his illustrations employ a subtle line, augmented by intoxicating flourishes of colour. The apparent simplicity of his work belies a considerable technical ability.
Francis' pictures can be darkly satirical or warm and personable, but are always informed by a sharp wit.
He is represented exclusively by Three in a Box Inc., and lives in London with an increasingly demanding and occasionally very bad-tempered cat called Sufi.
His hobby (by necessity rather than vocation) is a sixty-foot garden from which he acquires colour, inspiration and backache in equal measure.
All images © Francis Blake.
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Last updated 13th April 2010.