Bristol-based artist Ed Cheverton is all about having a good time. His creations – playful, quirky, and childlike – are a reflection of his character, and he admits that play is an essential part of his artistic process.
“Making art is one of the funnest things I can imagine, and that is mainly due to how much play can be introduced into art making,” he shared in an interview with Visual Melt. “It can be very easy to slip into a routine or a method of working that’s comfortable and reliable (something I’m very guilty of at times). Having as much play with a project as possible can usually produce outcomes you wouldn’t have thought of otherwise.”
As such, his creative process includes getting his hard dirty. With a love of anything handmade, his artwork includes collage work, comics, and toy making. And with almost 20k followers on Instagram and clients that include TATE Kids, Air France Magazine, and Family Store, it’s clear he’s not the only one having a good time.
“I’ve been making pictures and art for as long as I can remember, but I guess I started pursuing it as a career after I left school […] and did a degree in Illustration at the University of Brighton,” he relayed. “I feel very privileged in that I’ve always known what I wanted to do (make art) and so I have been working towards it all my life. Even though I studied Illustration and still work a lot as an Illustrator, I tend to classify myself as an artist and maker.”
Take a look at some of his more imaginative creations: