London based fine artist Jessica Albarn has done a series of beautiful portraits and studies of nature, specialising in her obsession with insects, birds and bees. I love the portrait of Alison Goldfrapp (above) and was really interested to see the rare commissioned portrait of artist Banksy. Jessica has also collaborated with Helmut Lang and Modus and exhibited worldwide.
Next week sees the launch of her stunning new book The Boy in the Oak, full details below. Here's a selection of her work.
Mary Dring (98 years old)
Queen Bee dying
The Boy in the Oak by Jessica Albarn
Jessica Albarn and Simply Read books host an exhibition from 17th June - 11th July 2010 at
Great Marlborough Street
Simply Read Books is excited to announce the release of a beautiful new book by renowned illustrator and artist Jessica Albarn. The Boy in the Oak is the magical story of a lonely young boy and the journey he takes upon discovering an old oak tree in the garden of his family home. The Boy in the Oak draws on the grand tradition of fairy tales, demonstrating not only Albarn's skill as an illustrator through her delicate and ethereal drawings, but her profound connection with children and the enchanting nature of the childhood experience.
The Boy in the Oak is a beautiful collectors item, enlaced with opaque layers of acetate, which are interwoven with the illustrated pages. To celebrate this new release, there will be an exhibition of drawings taken from the book, which will be on display in the East Atrium at Liberty, London from 17th June - 11th July 2010. The Boy in the Oak will be available exclusively at Liberty from 16th June and will be available worldwide from September 2010.
Jessica will be signing copies of The Boy in the Oak at Liberty on 23rd June 12.30pm - 2.00pm.
To see more of Jessica's work go to