London based David Newton is an illustrator, screen-printer and picture book maker with a serious love of colour. He works in the book and publishing industry, spending his days surrounded by his biggest love and inspiration for his art – books. David says that his happy place is where words and images collide, celebrating this in storytelling and printmaking. His work is vibrant, bold, colour popping and fun.
“I think of myself as an image maker and ‘build’ all of my images by hand – with no computers – cutting and scribbling with many type of REAL pens and pencils; montaging and taping to tracing paper to then expose directly to a screen print form. My prints always celebrate colour and shape. The more clashing colours the merrier. I could design all my shapes on a computer; to get a straight line, sharp curve or a ‘perfect’ circle. But a clunky cut out circle is much more perfect to me. I love getting my hands dirty in the studio making beautiful mistakes. To me, screen printing is an art form, and I celebrate all the pinholes, mis-registration, crossover of colour, splodges, bleeds and streaks”.
David completed his MA Picture Book at Cambridge School of Art.