I have an annoying habit of searching for images (for new posts) and then not labeling them. I got quite cross with myself last week when I found strewn on my desktop, the most fun and fanciful illustration of a fishmonger. It reminded me of the sweet days living in Islington as newly-weds. We lived down the road from the world famous 'Steve Hatt' fishmonger on Essex road. Anyway...I found the artist of the illustration and it is Emily Sutton. She is a first-class designer/illustrator.
Her work incorporates a love of pattern and detail, and is strongly influenced by the landscape and creatures of her surroundings in the Yorkshire countryside, as well as all kinds of weird and wonderful objects found in museums and antique shops. Now based in a house on a hill in the middle of nowhere, Emily is currently working on the illustrations for a children's book. I can not wait to get that one when it comes out!