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ART SOURCE Eileen Robinson


I studied fashion and textiles, specialising in embroidery back in the late 1980s in London. After trying self-employment during the recession, it was time to get a ‘proper’ job. Office work was calling me, from data entry to auditing. During this time I continued making curtains and clothes for myself as a hobby. A mid-life crisis at 30 forced me to travel for one year, including Hawaii, on a dolphin research project; New Zealand for three months, falling in love with the country; and a long stay in South East Asia buying fabrics galore. Tired of London but not tired of life, I decided to move on, eventually ending up in Edinburgh 14 years ago. I continued with the office work, but took the plunge in 2013 to go back to my creative roots when there was a recession, again! I trained in stained glass, tried mosaic and went back to one of my early loves, photography. I have dabbled in all sorts of arts and crafts and possibly this reflects in my images for greeting cards. I love nature, architecture and culture, among other things, and I want to explore all their possibilities, and


photography, especially for greeting cards, is the way forward. I feel the transformation of stained glass to greeting cards works well; it is vibrant, almost real. My garden and my travels influence me a lot. I love a close up of a flower, the grand design of architecture, the unpredictable cuteness of an animal, and the artwork I can create from these inspirations into a handmade card. I have photography specialising in Scotland but also other parts of the UK and abroad. It’s a world waiting to be explored and published! Tel: 0131 258 3082 Mob: 078 555 87296


Email: eileen.robinson.art@gmail.com Sofia Sita


I’m an Italian painter and illustrator now based in Dundee, Scotland. My education is based on arts and illustration and I recently graduated with the highest grade from my Masters in ‘Editorial illustration’ at the ‘Accademia di Belle Arti’ in Bologna, Italy. Here I got an extensive education in languages and methods of how to paint, make computer animations and books. I have also studied painting at Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti (NABA) in Milan.


Every time I started a project I would try to find the most original, creative and useful idea - having to manage and deliver several projects on a short deadline/budget


was quite common, as was how to identify and pursue the most suitable and successful solution. I also learned how to organise my materials, my time and myself to endure the stress around the different tasks. I also had the chance to develop sales and problem solving skills, in order to understand and satisfy customers or judge requests. I still find stimulating new topics and techniques to learn such as screen-printing or wall painting.


My illustrations play with the shape of the subject illustrated. My paintings focus on the relationship between people and society. In all my works I like to involve the people – an example of this was the project “Take a SMILE” that included the use of my business card: each person could use it in his/her picture making the most of the smile illustration. I find inspiration from design, illustration, advertising, painting and nature. Email: sofia.sita@hotmail.it Web: www.sofiasita.wix.com/sofiasita


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