Clare Mallison grew up in the suburbs of Surrey, England, and attended Kingston University, where she received a BA in illustration. Since then she's pursued her passion for illustration and has been commissioned by a wide range of newspapers, magazines, and advertising agencies.
She mostly draws on location, using a combination of dip pen and ink, marker pens, screen print, and digital media. She currently lives and works in a studio in East London, where she's completed work for the likes of Homes and Gardens, Marie Claire, and Budget Living magazine.
I admire the quick lines and inclusive, life-is-beautiful interpretations of chaos that Mallison brings to her work. There's always a palpable sense of movement inherent in her images, whether in the people she features or the lines of the furniture she draws.