Rebecca Bradley

ABC’s of Me: I’m British. Baltimore Based. I’m Barmy about Beauty and Bright Colour.
I Draw and Design, Embellish and Educate, Flowers, Fashion and Fiction.


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Where do you live?
Baltimore, MD

Where have you lived?
London UK , Maidstone UK , Cleveland OH , Savannah GA , Boston MA

What medium do you use?
primarily watercolour dyes.

Where do you buy your art supplies?

Do you work traditionally or digitally?
Traditional all the way, Baby!

What color combination are you most excited about right now?
Eau de nil and old gold.

What blog(s) do you read?
Random ones- i prefer to read the news.

Why do you like being an illustrator in 10 words or less?
I like the dada-ness of the life of an illustrator. Wine one day, 1920’s Greece the next.

If you weren’t an illustrator, what would you be?
A Costume designer

What illustration job would you love to get (your dream job)?
Illustrate book on the history of fashion design or go and draw at the fashions shows in Paris, London and Milan… Travelogues, Arabian Nights,

Name something you do in your spare time.
Play with my son.

What’s the strangest work experience you’ve ever had?
Outside of illustration I was a host for aborigine dancers and storytellers in London. Inside Illustration – perhaps drawing women trimming their pubic hair.

What are you reading now?
“what was lost” Catherine O’Flynn- not great- its taking me forever, though its an easy read.

What recent book do you recommend for a good read?
Not recent, but The Third Policeman by Flann Obrien is wonderful

Where would you like to travel to next?

What’s your favorite TV show?
Heroes / Survivor/ Project Runway / Kitchen Nightmares

What’s your favorite NPR show?
I dont listen to NPR. Is that a sin ? I like reality TV. So shoot me.

What movie have you seen several times?
Mary Poppins

Who is your favorite cartoon character?
Foghorn Leghorn or Top Cat.

Who are you in “The Office”?
David Brent

What is your favorite cheese?

If you could name a nail polish, what would you name it?
Bell Bottom

Do you wear shoes when you do art?

What do you listen to while you work?
Secrets of the beehive by David Sylvian

What artist are you reincarnated from?
If i could be so bold; the bastard love child of Picasso and Edward Bawden

What’s your middle name?

What do you wish your middle name was?
I am ok with Jane.

If you could eat only one food, what would it be?
Ice cream

How do you stay in shape?
Bend a lot and lift 23 lbs often (son)

How don’t you stay in shape?

What is your current favorite font?
Gill Sans Light

How do you take your coffee?
Cream and Sugar when i am being indulgent

Whom would you like to meet?
Christopher Walken

What question would you most like to be asked?
Would you like …………… ?

What recent illustration job have you enjoyed doing?
A book jacket for Penguin.

What was your favorite illustration assignment?
I don’t have a favourite – I enjoy all my work very much.

American Way Magazine
Boston Globe
Chatelaine Quebec
Chicago Magazine
Domino Magazine
E&J Gallo Winery
Food & Wine
Galison Books
Graphique de France
Midwest Living
Outside Magazine
Peter Pauper Press
Penguin Books, U.K.
Pohly & Partners
Shurman Fine Papers
Tufts Alumni Magazine
Washington Post

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