Amy Blay’s Bio
Where do you live?
Where have you lived?
Montreal, London, Bath
What medium do you use?
pen & ink, gouache, acrylic, watercolour, illustrator, photoshop
How do you stay inspired?
I look at design blogs & books, rummage around carboot sales and charity shops for vintage books, fabric, packaging…
Where do you buy your art supplies?
The Colourman in Cheltenham
Do you work traditionally or digitally?
Both – whatever best suits the project
What color combination are you most excited about right now?
orangey reds and sludgy greens
What blog(s) do you read?
Print and Pattern, Design Sponge and Decor8
Why do you like being an illustrator in 10 words or less?
It allows me to escape into different worlds!
If you weren’t an illustrator, what would you be?
What illustration job would you love to get (your dream job)?
Illustrating Golden Books or Blue Note album covers
Name something you do in your spare time.
I love visiting flea markets, carboot sales, antique shops, local villages, tea shops and stately homes
What recent book do you recommend for a good read?
The Little Prince
Where would you like to travel to next?
Barcelona or Buenos Aires
What’s your favorite TV show?
Harry Hill’s TV Burp
What’s your favorite NPR show?
What movie have you seen several times?
Withnail and I
Who is your favorite cartoon character?
Felix the Cat
What is your favorite cheese?
If you could name a nail polish, what would you name it?
Do you wear shoes when you do art?
No, just slippers
What do you listen to while you work?
The radio, Astrud Gilberto, Marlena Shaw, Brazilian Jazz, Old School Hip Hop, New Wave…
What artist are you reincarnated from?
What’s your middle name?
What do you wish your middle name was?
If you could eat only one food, what would it be?
How do you stay in shape?
How don’t you stay in shape?
What is your current favorite font?
How do you take your coffee?
I prefer tea
Whom would you like to meet?
What question would you most like to be asked?
What do you fancy for dinner tonight?
What was your favorite illustration assignment?
Love em all, can’t decide
The Art Group
Graham & Brown