Poonam Mistry

by Sep 9, 2019BIB 20190 comments

Storm, ‘You’re Safe With Me’, Lantana Publishing, Illustration © Poonam Mistry 2018

Rain, ‘You’re Safe With Me’, Lantana Publishing, Illustration © Poonam Mistry 2018
Fear, ‘You’re Safe With Me’, Lantana Publishing, 2018, Illustration © Poonam Mistry 2018
Ocean, ‘You’re Snug With Me’, Lantana Publishing, Illustration © Poonam Mistry 2018
Geese, Fear, ‘You’re Snug With Me’, Lantana Publishing, Illustration © Poonam Mistry 2018
Poonam Mistry is a freelance illustrator living in the UK. She graduated in 2010 with a degree in Graphic Design and Illustration from the University of Hertfordshire.
Her style incorporates her love of nature and her Indian roots and explores the relationships between pattern, shapes and colour. Poonam’s upbringing and childhood have heavily influenced her work, in particular being surrounded by Indian fabrics, Kalamkari textiles, Madhubani paintings and hand painted ornaments. She is also inspired by art around the world including Aboriginal art and African textiles. These patterns and intricate details are featured heavily in her style of work. She loves folklore tales and stories of Hindu Gods and Goddesses and these have been a rich source of inspiration in a number of her illustrations. Poonam’s work is drawn by hand with black ink before she uses computer software to add colour and adjust the composition of her illustrations. Poonam was shortlisted for the 2019 Kate Greenaway Medal, longlisted for the Klaus Flugge prize and nominated for the Ezra Jack Keats award.

Website: https://www.poonam-mistry.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/poonammistryart

Twitter: https://twitter.com/pmistryartist

 

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