Jacob Courtney

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I am an Illustrator currently based in Cardiff. I graduated from Cardiff Metropolitan University/Cardiff School of Art and Design in 2017 with a First Class degree in BA (Hons) Illustration.

I am passionate about drawing and painting, with an interest in narratives and sequences. My work is usually intricate, detailed, and often realistic. I most often work around themes of urban areas, vacant spaces, industrialisation, history, conflict and mystery.

My key influences include illustrators and artists such as Shaun Tan, Anne Howeson, Georges Seurat, Bill Bragg, Hiromasa Ogura, and Frank Laws. In my work I want to create exciting and engaging worlds and scenes that the viewer can immerse themselves into.

Recently I was a runner up in the Lauren Child Poetry Illustration Prize, an international illustration competition run collaboratively by Lauren Child, the House of Illustration, the Betjeman Poetry Prize and St Pancras International.