Around about two years ago I had an idea for a collaboration to help showcase North East illustrators and more importantly have some drawing fun. Now after a couple of false starts its finally all coming together.
What is Bait?
Its a collaboration of 12 North East based
artists resulting in what is soon to be a beautifully illustrated limited edition, 2015 recipe calendar - with a North East twist, and a month long exhibition at Quilliam Brothers Tea House in November.
Oh and by the way the word 'Bait' is a Geordie term for food, commonly used for lunch. Thanks to Katie Chappell who coined this great title last year when the calendar was originally going to be produced.
The 12 illustrators are (in no particular order): Ben Holland, Josie Brookes, Lucy Dyke, Bethan Laker, Clare Armstrong, Lara Robinson, Amy Dover, Helen Temperley, Clare Brown, Faye Gollaglee, Sarah Ingledew and me Lucy Farfort.
There will be 400 calendars printed and these will be available for purchase from an online shop, Quilliams and directly from each artist.
So keep your eyes peeled for more news over the next coming months and in the meantime heres a teeny snippet of the illustration i've just finished to tantilise your tastebuds -