Neville Contemporary Art will be bringing the work of Jamel Akib to Cambridge Art Fair in 2016.
Jamel Akib was born in Leigh-on-sea, Essex, in 1965 to mixed English and Malaysian parentage & moved to Sabah, North Borneo at the age of five, returning to England to pursue further education at the age of 13. He gained a BA Honours Degree in Illustration in 1989 at Maidstone College of Art, where he learned from Gerald Rose.
He began working for the London Observer newspaper while still a student at art college and has since become an award winning artist involved in many exhibitions and commissions in the UK & abroad. He has so far illustrated the covers for three Booker prize finalists.
1992 Maxwell Business Publishing ‘Best Editorial’ Award
1993 Victoria and Albert Museum Awards for Illustration ‘Highly Commended’ Award
1994 Victoria and Albert Museum Awards for Illustration ‘Best Editorial’ Award
1996 Creative Review Magazine ‘Best Editorial’ Award
2004 ‘Marion Vannet Ridgeway Award’ for Best Children’s Book for ‘Monsoon’
2009 Honor Book in the Picture Book Category of the 2009 American Libraries Award for Literature
2010 Americas Book Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature
He was also included in the shortlist for the David Shepherd wildlife artist of the year in 2015 Awards Exhibition at the Mall Galleries
2015 Mall galleries, RSMA exhibition. ‘Charles Pears’ Award
2016 Mall Galleries, RSMA exhibition.The Artist magazine’ Award
Make sure that you visit Colin & Sara at Neville Contemporary Art on Stand B1 in the Large Hall at Cambridge Art Fair 2016 to see Jamel's beautiful paintings for yourself.
In the meantime, visit their website here.
'Nocturne In Orange'