69. Michelle Turton – The Creative City Poster (signed)
As part of The Creative City Exhibition we're auctioning one of a kind prints from our 99 artists, with most of the prints signed (shown in title – however, if listed unsigned we can work to get it signed for you), this is your opportunity to own a piece of BDF history.
Each poster is sized 800x1200mm on satin blue-back billposter paper, the same size as shown in the exhibition with postage included in the auction price. (due to the nature of the paper there may be some minor creases and inperfections.
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50% of the sales from each poster will go to the artist, 40% to BDF to help support the festival and 10% to homeless charity SIFA Fireside
About the artist and work
Michelle Turton is an illustrator, painter, and surface designer. Working across analogue and digital illustration, her colourful, bright illustrations can have been commissioned for publishing, editorial illustration, murals and prints for a growing list of clients.
Greatly influenced by her Peruvian heritage and travels around Japan, Cuba, and South America, she often draws on her experiences, taking inspiration from local culture, landmarks and people and souvenirs she picks up on her travels. Her extended time in Andalucía on Spain’s southern coast recently inspired a new collection of paintings and sketches.
She has exhibited her work across the UK & Europe, participating in events curated by Ladies Wine Design, Pictoplasma, Inkygoodness & AOI, in addition to painting numerous bespoke sculptures for art trails The Big Sleuth (Birmingham, 2018) and Elmer’s Big Art Parades across the UK, raising over £10,000 for charity.
Her clients include London Midland, Marketing Week, The Emma Press, Birmingham City Council, Eye Candy Festival and Wild in Art. She is also one of the founding members of Inkygoodness, a global creative and artist community.
The iconic 20ft King Kong statue by Nichols Monro was commissioned in 1972 for display in the Manzoni Gardens in The Bull Ring. Big, bold and beautiful; King Kong has both delighted and confused audiences alike. King Kong has been painted many colours, stood for many different things, has travelled the UK and like Birmingham is bold and beautiful.
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