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Artistic triumvirate’s collaborative debut At PG Live

Artists (left-right) Amanda Prouten, Emma Bryan and Sarah Maddox met at an artistic retreat in Sardinia and over a few Aperol Spritzes a plan was hatched!
Artists (left-right) Amanda Prouten, Emma Bryan and Sarah Maddox met at an artistic retreat in Sardinia and over a few Aperol Spritzes a plan was hatched!

If Amanda Prouten, Emma Bryan and Sarah Maddox had not met at an art retreat in Sardinia last year, PG Live would have one less exhibitor. The Amanda Prouten Studio was born over a few Aperol spritzers and a lot of paint in beautiful Sardinia. Wanting to move their illustration up a gear, the trio decided to join forces with PG Live next week (June 5 and 6) seen as the perfect launch opportunity for their collaborative greeting card collection.

Bright cards by Amanda Prouten.
Bright cards by Amanda Prouten.

Amanda has worked as an art editor and illustrator in the magazine industry for almost 30 years, on titles from weekly TV publications to high-end home and fashion mags to kids’ publications. Revisiting her illustration career, she has developed a bright, lively range of cards to appeal to the adult and children’s markets for all occasions.

Delicate illustrative cards by Emma Bryan.
Delicate illustrative cards by Emma Bryan.

Emma believes that the lightbulb moment that set her on the path to a creative future was winning a Raleigh Chopper bicycle in the ‘Holiday on Ice’ art competition when she was nine. Emma returned to illustration after a long career in graphic design. She works from a cabin in her garden near London, with two Jack Russell companions, creating designs for licensing and editorial.

Birdy artwork by Sarah Maddox.
Birdy artwork by Sarah Maddox.

Sarah meanwhile has entered the art world late in life having gained a graphic design qualification and a degree in Art History in her 40s. She recently started selling watercolour illustrations of dogs and their owners (dogs being her first love) which proved popular and led her to realise perhaps she could draw other things. Sarah’s cards are based on her watercolour illustrations, which are mostly of animals.

Amanda Prouten Studio is showing on Stand 659.

Birds of a feather flock together. Three artists combine their skills for the Amanda Prouten Studio card collection.
Birds of a feather flock together. Three artists combine their skills for the Amanda Prouten Studio card collection.
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