We’re now full swing into 2015 and lots of new artists are joining the ranks at The Red Door.
Let us introduce you to The Grey Earl aka Jon Bishop.
His prints have been flying out our browsers from his first day behind the Red Doors.
Jon studied at Duncan of Jordanstone leaving with a degree in Illustration. After a 6 year hiatus from his art, he’s returned as The Grey Earl! With such a popular collection under his belt we’re all glad he decided to pursue his career in illustration.
Jon now bases himself in Glasgow on the Sunny Southside where he has a small studio.
When not creating fun prints for you to hang on your walls, he also creates visuals and music for the Scottish Children’s Theatre Company, The Letter J as well as illustrating for Children’s books. He’s currently immersing himself in the world of Tree Houses for a new Childrens Picture Book that he’s working on.
Jon is a big fan of picture books and when in need of some inspiration, you can often find him in his local bookshop alongside a gang of three year olds, browsing the shelves.
With such a busy schedule, how does Jon keep himself fuelled? Coffee, Tea (Earl Grey maybe?) and the occasional bourbon biscuit (good choice!) All essential for maintaining his high energy levels.
When he needs to take a break from all the drawing and needing to burst the isolation bubble that can sometimes set in, He can while a whole day and night away in good company, at popular Southside cafe The Glad Cafe. A creative hub of cafe and venue with cheery staff, and good coffee and cake. In Jon’s own words ‘their ginger and lime chocolate cake is bangin’ We’ll be adding that to our list of ‘must visit’ places next time we’re through the West!
We hope you’ve enjoyed meeting The Grey Earl and finding a little bit more about him. You can buy his prints and cards here.
A new delivery of prints will be on their way very soon! If you would like to reserve any, then please give us a call at the gallery or contact us here.
New Artist Alert! The Grey Earl