Charlie Sutcliffe

How would you describe your work to someone who has never seen it before?

Dreamscapes between the future and the past.


How did you start off in the arts? How/when did you realise that you were an artist?

As many artists will tell you, it’s not that I started off, but that I never stopped making things.


Please describe a typical day of art making for you.

I don’t have a typical day. Today I’m making a flamenco poster and rendering sketches for a show in St. Petersburg. Tomorrow, I’ll be screen printing, and at the end of this week I’m off to Valencia to do a photo project.

What contemporary artists or developments in illustration do you find interesting right now?

I don’t really know. I like going to flea markets and cobweb filed museums.


How long does it typically take you to finish a piece?

Anywhere between a week and a month, depending on the complexity.


What do you do (or what do you enjoy doing) when you’re not creating?

I was playing croquet yesterday. I brought in the harvest on a tractor last autumn, that was quite fun.


Any advice for aspiring young illustrators?

Don’t stop.


See more of Charlie’s work here