Charlotte Portier-Tock About me

About me

I am a freelance Illustrator based in North Lincolnshire, United Kingdom. 

I graduated with a BA (Hons) Illustration (2019) and MA Design (2020) from the University of Lincoln.

My creative practice involves working with a combination of traditional and digital media such as gouache, ink, coloured pencils and printmaking techniques such as linocut. Using software such as Adobe Photoshop and Procreate to digitally enhance my work, this forgiving medium allows me to edit and manipulate pieces in order to achieve my desired compositions and layered mixed media aesthetic. I take inspiration from my natural surroundings, often working from gathered natural objects and primary source images of flora and fauna. 

I have an interest in working within the Education sector, having applied my illustration skills within recent projects to produce educational material for children and young people. 

Commissions and Collaborations:

2018- Illustrated the children's book Help! My Feelings Are Too Big! : Making Sense of Yourself and the World After a Difficult Start in Life - for Children with Attachment Issues 

By K.L. Aspden, foreword by Louise Michelle Bombèr. 

Published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers (March 2019)

 

2019- Participated in the 2019 Hello Lincoln magazine cover competition. Work of all Year 3 Illustration students was exhibited at The Collection Museum, Lincoln 5th - 22nd February 2019.

2020- Worked with the Inspired Learning Outdoor Workshop team to create learning materials for primary school children and families attending outdoor workshops held at Normanby Hall Country Park. Produced a set of 18 bug-themed flashcards

2020- Worked with the North Lincolnshire Council on an Arts Funded project. Produced a set of online learning resources/ creative activities for children (KS1-KS4, SEN) to use at home during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Resources are available for children to access for free through the North Lincolnshire website.

2021Commissioned by Normanby Hall Country Park to produce work for the Park Education Rooms:

-Wildlife-themed A2 Posters, Window Stickers, PERs Welcome Door Sign, Illustrated A4 Letterhead

-Educational Resources- A6 Flashcards set, A3 Activity cards

2021- Commissioned by the University of Lincoln:

-Coffee Cup Design – Welcome gift distributed to University of Lincoln College of Arts students

-Illustration/graphic for University Open Day Display Boards

2022- Commissioned by the Rural Life Museum:

Created illustrations based on research of local historical people using provided reference images/photographs

-Historical people life-size display boards

-Rural Life Museum Trail Activity sheet and colouring pages

January – April 2022- 20-21 Visual Arts Centre:

Work exhibited at the 20-21 Visual Arts Centre as part of their ‘Collection of Artworks 20-21 Open Exhibition’

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