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Meet the Illustrator behind our NEW Soul Heaven Artwork!

Behind the scenes Uncategorized

By Rianna Clark, May 7, 2015

Hello! I’m Kate Philipson, an illustrator from London, and I have been invited by the lovely people at O Beach to share my work with you. ! !

Although I live and work in London, I have been a regular visitor to Ibiza for over a decade and have lots of ties to the island. I have had so much fun on Ibiza, making many inspiring memories and friends here in the process, and now I’m happy to say my work brings me here too!!!

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In fact O Beach is one of my most recent clients on the island. I was commissioned to create an illustration for Soul Heaven’s summer 2015 season of events at O Beach. Soul Heaven are known for using really iconic imagery, so I was excited to create something bespoke for them.

While the brief was quite specific – to create a sexy girl with a big afro hairstyle made of records – I enjoyed translating it into my style and am pleased with the resulting image. I’m coming to the island later this month, so I can’t wait to see this girl in situ.! !

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My illustrations have a bold, graphic style that is strongly influenced by pop art. This graphic style has taken me a few years to find, and in the past I often varied my style to suit the work. If you area regular visitor to Ibiza, you might have seen this poster featuring a pin-up girl that I created for the nightclub Es Paradis’ water parties. She’s very different to the girls I draw now but she was really fun to work on and Es Paradis still uses the image today. ! !

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Whilst I spend most of my time working on commissions and portraits, another area of my work is creating illustrated logos. My latest one – and one you might come across on Ibiza – is for the photographer Matt Morgan. Matt is the house photographer at O Beach and specialises in wedding photography on the island. He asked me to create a quirky logo that would convey his personality and style. I found an image of a dapper Boston Terrier that he really liked, so I created an illustrated version for him. ! !

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In between commissions I spend my time working on personal projects. I love finding dramatic photographs and turning them into illustrations. I start all my illustrations by hand with pencil and paper, I then import the image and finesse it digitally, working with vectors. Recently I have started taking this process one step further by transferring my illustrations onto large scale paintings – I hope to take this even larger scale in future, by painting murals of my work. I’d love to paint a mural somewhere on Ibiza, so watch this space…! !

This is just a snapshot of the work I do – to see more please check out my website www.leopardslunch.com. I have prints available for sale here (https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/leopardslunch) and am always open to taking on new commissions so please get in touch if you have a project in mind. !