Meet the Artists - first edition

This project shows the love, goodwill and compassion of people who want to help.
All pictures were donated to us to make this book possible.
Introducing the artists of 'Smiles 4 Miles, edition one’

Alison Carveley

Below  you can  see  the pictures and who they are drawn by. Please click them   to find  out more about each artist.

Emilia Rubaek Holm
Emilia Rubaek Holm

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Faye Oliver
Faye Oliver

Faye Oliver is a U.K artist based at a coastal town in Newcastle. She has a passion for transforming dull walls with colourful dreamy characters. Inspired by peoples’ faces and expressions, vibrant colours and interesting patterns she conveys her emotions with large murals, canvases and sketches. Graduated in Fine Art and with a presence in the graffiti art scene Faye has developed her style. Her characters possess a childlike and naive demeanour demonstrated with bold lines & colour

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Stone
Stone

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Luca Westermann
Luca Westermann

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Valko
Valko

Valko Chobanov was born in Plovdiv in 1991. In 2014 he has graduated with a BA from the “Scenography” program of the Academy of Music, Theater and Dance Arts in Plovdiv. Now he is getting an MA degree in “Digital Arts” at the National Arts Academy in Sofia, Bulgaria. Valko works in the fields of painting, illustration, media arts and performance art. He has participated in many group exhibitions in Bulgaria and abroad.

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Rachel Kim
Rachel Kim

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Steven Connor
Steven Connor

Steven is a Graphic Designer, based in London, Islington, Specialising in design for the live music industry. He enjoys art and illustration, and is a dedicated BMX rider He is very pleased indeed to contribute to Smiles4mlies and hopes to provide more drawings for charity colour books in the very near future.

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Faum72
Faum72

I been into Graff for quite a while now 30+ years, started out as an excited kid when graff first exploded in London and blessed to watch it morph and develop, take steps back & forth and continually grow, met some amazing artists along the way and continuously amazed at style. Having grown up a little I earn change setting up and fixing Electrical gadgets (from being an international man of mystery:-b) and still keep my eyes on and a spare Go Go gadget hand in the scene. Rice and Peace 72 x

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Adriano Gazza
Adriano Gazza

Director, Illustrator and Motion Graphics artist.

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Alison Carveley
Alison Carveley

Alison studied Fine Art at Canterbury Christ Church University. She loved doing this picture as it was great fun and totally different to what she normally paints. These are brown Jersey cows not the traditional black and white Fresian cows she gets in England! You can colour the cows in any colour you want though!!

Li Muntean
Li Muntean

Li Olimpia is a fine art artist just about starting her career. She has studied psychology and philosophy, and still is a multidisciplinary autodidact in areas such as economics, anthropology, neurosciences, quantum physics, semiotics... She trusts her intuition to create abstract artwork inspired from diverse fields including cosmology, symbolism, cartography, cymatics… She believes in ontological design. Her style is a blend of structural shapes and free-handed, spontaneous momentum.

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Candie
Candie

London based graffiti artist most notable for script lettering on shop shutters and walls. Has taken her lettering to the streets of New York, Milan, Frankfurt, Belgium, Barcelona and, Dimensions Festival in Croatia, as well as up and down the UK. Clients include Red Bull (RMBA Carnival Sound System), Southbank Centre (live graffiti), National Theatre (Damon Albarn’s Wonder.land). She is proudly part of the UK’s first all-girl graffiti crew called Girls On Top put together by lady Chock

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Ina Valentinova
Ina Valentinova

Ina Valentinova was born in Ruse in 1995. In 2014 she studied the “Fine Arts” program of Minerva Art Academy, Groningen, Netherlands, and the “Textile - art and design” program of the National Arts Academy in Sofia, Bulgaria. Ina works in the field of illustration and street art. She has exhibited in Austria, the Netherlands, Honk Kong, Poland, Sweden, Romania and Bulgaria. In 2012 she presented her first solo exhibition - 'Flying Jellyfish and Fragrant Cakes' (at 'Arhis' Gallery in Varna.)

Simon True
Simon True

Simon studied illustration in Manchester then moved to London and worked with Slam City Skates and Heroin Skateboards. Based in Yokohama now Simon works Dr. Dog from Hull and also promotes the Skag Birds label.

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Scott McCulloch
Scott McCulloch

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Roo
Roo

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Colin Krossbow
Colin Krossbow

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Claire Rye
Claire Rye

Claire is a Childcare manager, painter and Graff artist from London now living in Wellington Nz and representing girls on top crew since 2000.

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Crok
Crok

Crok first stepped into the graffiti world in the mid 80's. Being rubbish at break dancing made graffiti seem like a hell of a lot more fun. The name 'Crok' came from wearing a famous french sport brand. Being into art since he was a kid, graffiti came pretty natural to him but with added adrenaline. He has now shown work all over Europe. He says "I can't really describe my style because it continually changes & evolves. For me painting graff has and will always will be about having FUN!!! "

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Pops Art
Pops Art

'When the future Mother of my 3 children misread my hand written printed t-shirt as 'Star wars' instead of 'Stop war'... a light bulb moment occurred. "Oh... you could design 'Stop Wars' in the style of the 'Star wars' logo" she said. 'OMG!... I thought. Exactly what I'd been looking for. So I painted it in the city centre and 4 years later I changed it to say 'StART Peace.'

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Neonita
Neonita

Having a love for bright bold colour, pattern, folk art, ancient art, adventure and of course graffiti has led Neonita to produce her own colourful, UV reactive large scale pieces around the world. She hopes that by creating colourful humorous work inside and out she can make others smile and will inspire a positive openness to the world in which we share.

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Helen Savage
Helen Savage

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Lyns
Lyns

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Lydia Norris
Lydia Norris

I'm a Philosophy and Literature student/freelance painter. I'm really excited to be a part of such an important project, and hopefully we can reach lots of children who are in need.

Sinna One
Sinna One

Sinna One is an artist, illustrator and youth arts co-ordinator. He is known for his cartoon work on Brighton telephone exchange boxes as well as large scale murals. He also works as a volunteer artist and co-ordinator for the Hummingbird project who make regular visits to the Calais 'Jungle', providing outreach and information for young people through arts workshops.

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Michelle Perez
Michelle Perez

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She
She

SHE is a graffiti writer from West London who embodies old school style and is a lover of all things hip hop. A big supporter of human rights, SHE was thrilled to be part of this project to help refugee children around the world.

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Boglio
Boglio

Laurène Boglio is a French graphic designer and illustrator based in London. She works for Little White Lies, and as a freelance. She likes black and white animated gifs, portraits and drawing every single leaf on a tree. She believes that drawing is a therapy.

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Valko
Valko

Valko Chobanov was born in Plovdiv in 1991. In 2014 he has graduated with a BA from the “Scenography” program of the Academy of Music, Theater and Dance Arts in Plovdiv. Now he is getting an MA degree in “Digital Arts” at the National Arts Academy in Sofia, Bulgaria. Valko works in the fields of painting, illustration, media arts and performance art. He has participated in many group exhibitions in Bulgaria and abroad.

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Tori Doodles
Tori Doodles

Tori doodles is an art director and rookie illustrator working and living in London. She loves doodling clouds and robots and a lot of other weird and fuzzy little characters.

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Li Muntean
Li Muntean

Li Olimpia is a fine art artist just about starting her career. She has studied psychology and philosophy, and still is a multidisciplinary autodidact in areas such as economics, anthropology, neurosciences, quantum physics, semiotics... She trusts her intuition to create abstract artwork inspired from diverse fields including cosmology, symbolism, cartography, cymatics… She believes in ontological design. Her style is a blend of structural shapes and free-handed, spontaneous momentum.

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Nomad Clan
Nomad Clan

The U.Ks street art duo Nomad Clan create artwork that demonstrates their unique propensity to combine natural elements and human portraits. Recently pegged as the UKs hottest talent and named as one of the top 5 female street artists in the world.

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Alex Party
Alex Party

Alex.party is too old to care! He started making art in his early 30's and is so glad he did! Building confidence, meeting people and having fun is what it's brought to his life. There is a serious side to his work too but you have to look quite deep!

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Pops Art
Pops Art

'The return of Agnes Swagness' started out life as 'sketching' for a book a friend was making about a little girl called 'Aroha' (Maori word for Love/Compassion) but quickly elaborated into this collection of seemingly random good-willed dudles (deliberate spelling!) converging for some relatively significant purpose. I just noticed I forgot to put a smiley on a few things though so perhaps you could add them while colouring?

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Onion
Onion

"Inspired to draw from a young age by comics and video games, Onion started painting once he discovered a love for graffiti and hip hop culture. Since completing a degree in illustration, his interests in travel, cosmology, and nature have further encouraged him to explore and bend his imagination."

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Monika Tobel
Monika Tobel

Monika is a Hungarian London based artist working in painting, installation and video. Graduating from University she completed an after- graduate residency at Artsite Ltd. She's intrigued by the relation of painting and the psychology of spectatorship, leading to the manipulation of the art-instance, and the possibilities inherent in display regarding the artwork-viewer interaction. Her work has a multidisciplinary approach joining contemporary appropriated imagery with philosophical research.

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Blair Zaye
Blair Zaye

I am a New Zealand artist/curator, with a Bachelor of Visual Arts, based in London since 2008. Exhibiting extensively all over the world from London and the UK to the US, Germany, Russia and New Zealand. My current practice focuses on abstract paintings; enduring to express ideas and beliefs implicit in society and culture while reflecting on the internal and external world of artistic existentialism.

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Reznik
Reznik

Reznik is a scenic painter and prop maker for Theatre and film sets, and she also loves painting graffiti in the UK and around the world with her crew Girls on Top. One of her main interests and inspiration is the urban landscape, its positive and negative impact on us, she likes to feed that into her work in different ways.

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Tori Doodles
Tori Doodles

Tori doodles is an art director and rookie illustrator working and living in London. She loves doodling clouds and robots and a lot of other weird and fuzzy little characters.scribe your image.

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Nomad Clan
Nomad Clan

The U.Ks street art duo Nomad Clan create artwork that demonstrates their unique propensity to combine natural elements and human portraits. Recently pegged as the UKs hottest talent and named as one of the top 5 female street artists in the world.

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Eject
Eject

Eject has been painting his signature demons since 2003 all around the UK, Europe and some of these big-eyed demons have even been seen watching over the neon lit streets of Tokyo! These signature demons with their long winding necks and inquisitive wide eyes were created in the Ejecto's laboratory to keep a careful but non judgmental watch over the dwellers of our inner city streets. These days us demons control Eject, we have taken over...we are now in charge.

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Pixie
Pixie

I want my art to make a difference in the world, whether it's through inspiring some children, making a place look brighter, or simply creating to make myself happier, therefore making the world a bit more positive for the people around me. I like to paint graffiti art because every picture tells a story. The memories are my gifts.

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