My name is Nanette Regan, I am an illustrator based in Jersey. I create two main ranges of work, a children's collection and a collection which incorporates phrases in Jèrriais, the indigenous language of the island.
My degree was in painting, but after graduating from the Slade School of Fine Art, I began experimenting with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, and working in a combination of traditional and digital media. All my work begins as pencil on paper, and often takes many hours and revisions before I am happy with the image. The process then involves scanning the illustration and creating the final image using a combination of Illustrator and Photoshop. As part of the process of creating the locally influenced images, L’Office du Jèrriais check my work before I print it, to make sure all my Jèrriais is correct.
My work is influenced by the landscape and architecture of the island, I love the varied collection of buildings you find along our coasts: Martello towers, WW2 bunkers, cafes, ice cream vans and follies all mixed together. This combination of old and new is really exciting and I hope to bring some of that interest to my work by mixing our ancient language with bold, graphic prints.
You can see more of my work on my website http://www.nanetteregan.com/, and follow my process via my Instagram account, where I photograph works in progress as they develop: http://instagram.com/nanetteregan