Celia Hart


I work in a studio in a small village in the south-west corner of Suffolk, near the familiar landscape of South Cambridgeshire where I grew up; where I create block prints and designs inspired by the countryside of East Anglia.

My prints are hand-burnished using traditional techniques, inspired by Japanese and Chinese printmakers and the English tradition of the illustrative print. I make a limited number of each print (10 to 50) and because of subtle variations in the process each print is unique.

I studied design and illustration at Brighton College of Art and Design and started my career in publishing as a designer and art buyer for a major UK publisher. I have been working as a freelance illustrator and designer since 1991; supplying clear, informative, digital artwork for major publishing projects. I now combine traditional printmaking techniques with digital artwork to create artwork for designers and publishers of printed and digital media, packaging, brand identities, etc. In June 2015 I redesigned the Telegraph Newspaper crest for the 160th anniversary new-look of the UK national daily newspaper. From April 2015 to December 2017 I regularly contributed to Gardens Illustrated Magazine, illustrating Frank Ronan's monthly column with a linocut. In 2018 I illustrated the best-selling book The Almanac - a seasonal guide to 2019 by Lia Leendertz.
Other clients include Stranger & Stranger, Colt Design, Story UK and Candlestick Press.

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