It’s a gift! The home of the Chorlton Cat Cartel, Mark Wallis Design is expanding, with new lines such as coffee mugs and tote bags. Also new are my wooden pattern boxes and prints and greetings cards featuring Rainy City. Pop down to Chorlton Art Market in the precinct off Four Banks on Wilbraham Road, or buy online at markwallisdesign.com
Categories: Art, Cats, Design, Music, Random, Travel, Vibe Monitor
Tags: greetings cards, Kate Bush, Mark Wallis Design, Mugs, Prince, Tote Bags
December Will Be Magic Again by Kate Bush has inspired two new Christmas card designs for 2015, which I’ve based on a famous photograph by Gered Mankowitz and a rare picture from a magazine photoshoot (photographer unknown.) These cards come in a 4-pack with 2 of each design in a large, luxury format with envelopes and cellophane sleeves. Ideal for those special Fish People in your life, buy them here http://www.markwallisdesign.com/shop/4586114626/kate-bush-christmas-cards-4-pack/10219093
Categories: Art, Music, Random, Vibe Monitor
Tags: christmas, December Will Be Magic Again, Digital Art, digital painting, Gered Mankowitz, greetings card, Kate Bush, Mark Wallis, Mark Wallis Design, Wuthering Heights
My Kate Bush Before The Dawn poster got a mixed reaction, praised and savaged in equal measure, despite only being fan art. When it appeared as an imaginary DVD cover, the trolls rose up again and gave me a good grilling. I’m bulletproof now, which is just as well: here’s the animated version, illustrating my most vivid memories of Kate’s phenomenal stage show in 2014. If you enjoyed it, please drop by my Facebook page and give it a like! Thanks.
Categories: Art, Design, Music, Random, Video
Tags: animation, Before the Dawn, digital painting, Hello Earth, Kate Bush, Mark Wallis, Mark Wallis Design, motion graphics, Prologue, Waking the Witch
2012/13 were disasterous for me. But this year has been the charm. I saw Kate Bush live: the musical sorceress put on a show in London that blew us away in September – ‘There are no words’ said Panos. We travelled to Mount Olympus in sunny Greece and saw the most beautiful village in the world, Colmar in France. I exhibited my artwork in Manchester and London, set up my own online store and got a record 3,800 likes for my Tales of the City artwork via Armistead Maupin on Facebook. When I put it all together, I feel like Tigger.
Launching Mark Wallis Design took a lot of time and effort, but I also managed to remix Kate Bush and Goldfrapp, get back into oil painting, and meet Armistead Maupin! I might move slowly but I never keep still – Happy New Year to all.
Categories: Art, Design, Photography, Random, Vibe Monitor
Tags: Armistead Maupin, Before the Dawn, Colmar, Goldfrapp, Greece, Kate Bush, Mark Wallis, Sin in my Heart, Tales of the City
I’ve been busy experimenting with digital paint and illustration, and this is a design inspired by the wonderfully baroque Christmas song December Will Be Magic Again by Kate Bush. It’s now available as a hand-made card from Mark Wallis Design, in packs of 4. For the Fish Person in your life, grab them now or stock up for next year!
Categories: Art, Design, Music, Random
Tags: christmas, Christmas card, December Will Be Magic Again, digital painting, Kate Bush, Mark Wallis, Mark Wallis Design, Xmas