Molly Fairhurst

Molly Fairhurst

IllustratorLeeds, United Kingdom
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Molly Fairhurst

Molly Fairhurst

IllustratorLeeds, United Kingdom
About me
I tell stories and I paint. I am interested in a drawing practice that pushes figures and forms. I want to have fun with image making, and make sincerely. I look to create an emotional response. I am currently working on a personal project about trees and connections to the rural British environment. If you have any particular feelings about dry stone walls and fells, please give me a shout. Email: Instagram: @molly.fairhurst
  • Not Now x Molly Fairhurst
    Not Now x Molly FairhurstIn January 2017 I was Not Now Studio's 'Artist of the Month'. Together we produced this screen print, available for sale from them and myself.
  • Stories
    StoriesOngoing series of images made as response to (editorial) texts, October 2016 onwards.
  • Fuzzy Logic 2016-17
    Fuzzy Logic 2016-17A small selection of recent posters made for Leeds indie clubnight Fuzzy Logic. I have been working with Fuzzy since 2014, creating branding and advertising for each term and special events. Each year Fuzzy is given a rebrand. The following designs are from their 2016/17 look. More posters from 2014 onwards are available to view on my website, here.
  • FORGE Art Magazine
    FORGE Art MagazineI was featured in Issue 14, "Relief", of FORGE Art Magazine. For me 'relief' is about being supported. You can read my interview, alongside others', [here]
  • There Are At Least 1000 Ways To Draw A Tiger
    There Are At Least 1000 Ways To Draw A Tiger"There Are At Least 1000 Ways To Draw A Tiger" is a body of visual research stemming from a dissertation discussing the ideas of identity, "isolation", "obsession" and "authenticity" that surround the discourse of (so-called) Outsider Art. 'There Are at Least 1000 Ways' borrows these themes into an established arts practice, and investigates the benefits of private image making- working in a "selfish" and intuitive way. One subject, the tiger, was chosen as an element of forced obsession. With so much time spent thinking about tigers, it was soon established that there must be, at least, 1000 ways to draw one, or anything at all. The entire project can be viewed here
  • Too Much
    Too MuchToo Much, a self-initiated children's project designed to make children consider and rationalise their fears. (2016)
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Work history
    Since 2014 I have been working as a freelance illustrator. I have worked on client briefs for posters, album artwork, magazine and book illustration and am currently working on a full publication in co-operation with a client. In a long-standing work relationship I have provided artwork, branding and poster designs for club night Fuzzy Logic since 2014. I have exhibited work in the gallery environment (Colours May Vary, Leeds) and at fairs and conventions (Thoughtbubble, Leeds Zine Fair and now ELCAF as of June 2017).
  • Illustration
  • Painting
  • Photoshop
  • Editorial Illustration
  • Book Illustration
  • Childrens Illustration
  • Gig Posters
    BA Hons Illustration
     - Leeds, United Kingdom