Hi! I'm Josh, a freelance illustrator & designer from the north of Ireland, now based in South Wales, UK. I work with a mixture of mediums, my favourites being gouache, acrylic, polychromes & digital mediums. My work comes alive with a delicate and unique balance between the traditional and digital. When I'm not illustrating I teach and mentor young children.
Clients include: The Human Rights House, FineActs, Nishla Smith, TomorrowCreates, The Craytes, SoYoung Magazine and many more.
I have recently obtained my MA in illustration and I'm currently writing & illustrating a picture book, which has already received the Hayden John James award for painting & drawing from the Glynn Vivian gallery in Swansea, UK. I'm currently seeking an agent & publisher. 
If you would like to work with me or have any queries please get in contact. Give me a follow also!
hello@joshuarush.co.uk
SHOWS / FAIRS
(2022) UWTSD Swansea College of Art. 
(2022) 'GROW' Exhibition: The Emporium, Cardiff.
(2020) London Makers Market: Online.
(2019) Arthole Market: Cardiff, Wales. 
(2018/19) The RUA's Annual Exhibition: Belfast. 
(2018) BSOA Degree show: Belfast.

AWARDS
(2022) The Glynn Vivian Gallery: Hayden John James Prize for Painting & Drawing 
(2018) Royal Ulster Academy: Design, Illustration, Moving Image. 

TALKS
(2019) Colleg Gwent, Ebbw Vale - A Level Art & Design.
(2021 & 2018) University of Ulster, Belfast - BA Illustration/Graphic Design

LECTURING/MENTORING & TEACHING
(2021 - Present) Art Therapy & Emotional Support (Colcot Primary School, Barry)
(2020 - 2021) Illustration/animation workshops. (University Of Ulster).
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