Rachel Beckett Portfolio 2012


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A portfolio showcasing how I have approached a range of illustration projects, including illustrated fiction for adults, illustrated short stories for children, poetry illustration, a biblical text and much more. I am inspired by vivid language and enjoy working in acrylic, gouache, mixed media and wood engraving.

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Rachel Beckett Portfolio 2012

  1. 1. WelcomeContact
  2. 2. I’m an illustrator and writer with a particularinterest in short stories and poetry. This portfolio showcases the full range ofmy work, which is quite varied, dependingon the theme or text that I am illustrating. I am very adaptable to the needs of aparticular project. Maybe there’s somethinghere that catches your eye.Contactdetails are at the end.BackNextHomeContact
  3. 3. I have published several books under my own imprints: firstlyFrootcake, which I founded with my co-author Paul Winward, andsecondly Stuchbury Editions which I am registering as a trademark,and under which I’ve published several limited editions (from 2010).Details are at https://sites.google.com/site/stuchburyeditions/BackNextHomeContact
  4. 4. Lilliput Tales: Sixty six storiesfirst told on TwitterIllustrations are in crayon,gouache and watercolour.Details at:https://sites.google.com/site/stuchburyeditions/BackNextHomeContact
  5. 5. The Book of Revelation to StJohn the Divine: Anillustrative interpretationIllustrations are in acrylic.Details at:https://sites.google.com/site/stuchburyeditions/BackNextHomeContact
  6. 6. The Marigold, a short love story for readers of any age, set in adilapidated little French theatre. Illustrations are wood engravings.Details at: https://sites.google.com/site/stuchburyeditions/BackNextHomeContact
  7. 7. Aurora’s Spindle, a collection of ten100-word stories for adults onfairytale themes. Illustrations aremixed media and digital. Details at:https://sites.google.com/site/stuchburyeditions/BackNextHomeContact
  8. 8. Crafty Old Crow, a children’s versestory by Rachel Beckett and PaulWinward. Technique: gouache,watercolour, ink.BackNextHomeContact
  9. 9. Illustrations to poems by Walter De La Mare.Technique: wood engraving on PVC using three blocks. BackNextHomeContact
  10. 10. A children’s book in preparation. Technique: gouache, watercolour, crayon,Photoshop. Full dummy of this book available. BackNextHomeContact
  11. 11. Illustrations to a poem by Walter De La Mare.Technique: wood engraving on boxwood.BackNextHomeContact
  12. 12. Diary of a journey.Technique: wood engraving on boxwood.BackNextHomeContact
  13. 13. Techniques: pencil, watercolourand gouache. These imageswere done from real life notfrom photographs.BackNextHomeContact
  14. 14. I grew up in Devon and have lived in Buckinghamshire andGloucestershire. I was taught art by Peter Wickham RE and went onto read History of Art at St John’s College, Cambridge. I later took anMA in Printmaking and Illustration. I have exhibited with the Societyof Wood Engravers and at the RWA in Bristol, and have written,illustrated and published several short books under the trademarkStuchbury Editions. I was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Artsin 2012. I am now seeking agents who can help me move beyond my‘limited editions’ and market my work on a more commercial level. Please contact me for more information. Rachel A. H. Beckett 01453 544051 https://sites.google.com/site/st 07979 543222 uchburyeditions/ rahbeckett@googlemail.com BackHome