James Albon is a British author and illustrator. Inspired by humour, drama, literary history and contemporary life, he works with watercolour, gouache and linocut printing to create exciting, characterful illustrations. He studied illustration at Edinburgh College of Art, and went on to a postgraduate scholarship at the Royal Drawing School in London. He was awarded the Gwen May Award from the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers in 2012, and has been a Laureate of the Rene Carcan Biennale in 2014 and 2020. His clients include the Folio Society, the Wall Street Journal, the Guardian, Libération, Penguin Random House and WIRED. His work has been widely exhibited in London, Paris, New York and Brussels, at venues including The Royal Academy, The Victoria & Albert Museum, The Museum of American Illustration, The Musée Belvue, and Christie’s. He currently lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Conceptual, Engraving, Figurative, Fine Art, Gouache, Graphic, Painterly, Silhouette, Watercolor, Woodcut
Humor, Action, Adventure, Children, Editorial, Education, Family, Food, Health, Historical, Landscape, Leisure, Medical, Music, Mystery, Nature, People, Political, Portrait, Scientific, Technology, Travel, Wildlife, Agriculture, Food/Beverage, Lifestyle, Vintage / Retro, Masculine, Youth, Environmental, Urban