Charlie Sutcliffe

charlie_sutcliffe_spotlight_01How 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.


charlie_sutcliffe_spotlight_02What 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.


charlie_sutcliffe_spotlight_03Any advice for aspiring young illustrators?

Don’t stop.


See more of Charlie’s work here