current illustrators.

Cat Crawford.

Hi I’m Cat! I’m 31 and currently living back in my hometown of Warrington. I’ve moved around a lot, from leaving the nest to study Film at the University of South Wales Cardiff, to taking a year out and working/travelling in New Zealand for a year.

Since getting back to the UK, I started my own freelancing business working as a digital marketing consultant and social media manager, plus starting my own online Tarot and metaphysical e-commerce business. I’ve always been a bit of an entrepreneur and I’ve recently added illustration freelancing to my resume after realising how much I loved my art hobby. My first love was watercolours before diving into the deep end of acrylic paints and eventually trying my hand at some digital illustration, which has completely reignited my love of creating from the heart and going with the flow.

Ultimate desert island discs track?

I’m a massive audiophile so this is tough, but at the moment I would probably go with Can You Run by The Steeldrivers. I love bluegrass music, I think it has some of the best storytellers in the biz and this track has one of the best narratives I’ve ever heard in a song.

Have you ever heard a song that feels like it HAD to be written about you? What was it and why?

Here by Alessia Cara – this was sent to me by my sister because apparently I’m grumpy in very big crowds of people and I like my own space. I had to admit when I heard it I very much related to what she was singing about.

If you could have created one famous painting what would it be and why?

It’s a bit harrowing, but one of my favourite paintings is The Nightmare by Henry Fuseli. I’m drawn to any kind of art that leans a bit towards the mystical or supernatural and there’s so much hidden in this painting that keeps adding more and more layers to the story. I love oil paintings but I’m useless with oil paints so I wish I could use them well enough to paint in this kind of style.

What was the last book that made you cry, or laugh out loud?

I just finished Ariadne by Jennifer Saint and that made me shed a tear. I didn’t know much about Ariadne outside of the Minotaur mythology, so it was definitely a rollercoaster of emotions.

Who would play you in the film of your life?

Someone ginger and pale. I’d like to say Jessica Chastain because I love her, or maybe Bryce Dallas Howard. Whoever it would be would have to be able to do a good northern accent!

Quinn Hair.

I’m an artist and designer living and working in South Norfolk. I spent the greater proportion of my childhood and teen years in and around Norfolk until I upped and moved to other parts of the world for university, work and travel.

In 2020, during the first lockdown and tired of doing what my family would refer to as “sensible” jobs, I decided I wanted to pursue my long lasting love for art and design and have slowly started turning my hobbies for painting a plethora of things, drawing and design work into a career.

I chose to illustrate for rrramble because I loved the idea of collaborating with others using my art, which has until now been a very singular affair. I look forward to developing my skills and perspective more and more as I work with the other talented members of the collective!

Your ultimate desert island discs track?

The impression that I get – The Mighty Mighty Bosstones – I could be stuck on an island with one song to listen to for the rest of my life, or watching a doctor amputate one of my feet and I will never fail to be cheerful while this song is playing, and that’s the kind of positivity I would need.

If you had to be locked inside one gallery overnight, which would it be and why?

The Louvre, I have been there about 3 times but I still do not feel like I have had ample time to really see everything I have wanted to see. Plus the crowd always sucks around all the really famous pieces, so not having to battle with them would be excellent, I might finally be able to see what all the hype around the Mona Lisa is about.

If you could have created one famous painting, what would it be, and why?

Not specifically a painting so perhaps cheating, but it is a wood block print. I love “The Great Wave off Kanagawa”, I am always taken by the sheer force that the wave portrays, and the impact I feel when I view it makes me wonder what it would have felt like to design such a piece.

Have you ever heard a song that feels like it had to be written about you? What what is, and why?

Alex Lahey – On my way – I am really not sure I can write words that encapsulates my feelings about this song, but I just connect with this on such a primal level, I feel like if this part of my life right now had a sound track this would be on it.