Illustrator Tom Hovey has carved out quite a niche to himself, specializing in food illustration. For the past ten years now, the Bristol-based artist has worked as The Great British Bake Off’s resident illustrator, producing illustrated graphics of food.
“I have been a food illustrator almost exclusively for about three years,” Hovey told Lecture in Progress. “Most of my year is taken up with my main client, Love Productions and Channel 4 for whom I produce illustrated graphics for a number of programs under the Great British Bake Off umbrella. As well as Bake Off I work on The Great American Baking Show, Junior Bake Off and Stand Up 2 Cancer Bake Off. I also work on a select few jobs throughout the year, mainly food-related projects.”
His illustrations are playful as they are mouthwatering, adding a delicious flavor to the UK series. “For a long time, I couldn’t see a way that I could ever be comfortable financially and be a full-time illustrator,” he admitted. “So being able to support myself through drawing is something that I am grateful for every day and try not to take for granted.”
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