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THE ART OF THE HUSTLE | 100 illustrations in 100 days  


KAYLEIGH MARSHALL of MARSHALL ART - This Brixton Artists' current project is called "Marshall Art 100". It’s 100 illustrations in 100 days - a true Artist's hustle in our opinion. These pieces are a part of her portfolio development, which she will handpick the best from to transform into large scale drawings and murals early next year - 2018.

"Having no classical art training, I’m putting in the graft old school to compete with other young artists. I’m working 17 hour days and putting in long stints at my desk to draw, draw, then draw some more. This project is giving me the structure to practice my style and develop my illustrative skills whilst getting instant feedback from my followers and clients as to whether the subject matter works or not. So far it has thrown we waaaaaaay out of my comfort zone. I’m drawing animals which I have NEVER done before - and I’m loving it. I have writing bumps, I’m tired and backache from the long drawing sessions, but this project has taught me so much in just over a month. By the end of the year imagine where I will be with my subject matter, style and most of all skill."

"Marshall Art 100" is not just a portfolio, it’s a record of an Artists' development over a period of 100 days. It is a digital journal; multifaceted in how it's delivered.

Kayleigh likes to raise questions through her art by creating an oxymoron - stitching two images together that wouldn’t typically be seen together. Her work in this project has taken an anatomical turn with a focus on human organs - in particular the actual form of particular veins and arteries. Her plan is to create an illustrative piece where she stitches a brain and a heart together to see what questions arise from that imagery. 

All pieces in "Marshall Art 100" are one off originals and available for £100.  Original pieces from an emerging talent.



We spoke to HAM the Illustrator at the Tupac Changes Exhibition - Croydon - produced by Highlight Nation.  As ever, this conversation was full of insights that came about spontaneously through conversation.  

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HAM the Illustrator is an emerging London based British-Namibian multimedia hiphop artist and storyteller focused primarily on the marriage between his conscious lyricism and graphic illustration.  Along with over 20 overall international and local performances, HAM the Illustrator lays claim to supporting well known international artists such as Rudimental, Coolio, Grandmaster Flash, D Double E & Footsie (Newham Generals), Big Narstie, P Money, Logan Sama, Flava D, General Levy, Izzie Gibbs, Congo Natty, Killa P, HVDES, Avok, AceDa Bass, Cameron Hart, Niskerone and many others.  ​Influenced largely by his upbringing in Namibia, Ethiopia, South Africa and the United Kingdom, HAM's mission remains to promote education, empowerment and compassion in today's society through his art. 

"First you make them more aware, then you make them believe they have the power to make a change, then you make them think about what they should do with that power."- HAM”

To learn more about HAM the Illustrator visit:



Croydon’s award-winning RISEgallery is delivering a ground-breaking programme of FREE events throughout the month, under the theme ‘Warhol Croydon’, as a tribute to the life and work of one of the biggest names in 20th century art.

His famous works include Turquoise Marilyn, Campbell’s Soup, Car Crash, Gun, Mao, John Wayne, Flowers, Death and Disaster and Self Portrait. This month: 

  • A unique street exhibition of giant artworks curated by RISEgallery and the artist Dotmasters, featuring tributes to Warhol by some of today’s leading artists, to be displayed on prominent town centre buildings and lit up at night;
  • FREE guided tours of the cutting-edge exhibition twice daily throughout the month;
  • A FREE exhibition of original Warhol artworks hosted in the RISEgallery, in St George’s Walk, the heart of Croydon’s cultural quarter;
  • A series of FREE Andy Warhol film and documentary screenings, plus talks and lectures that will including international speakers from around the world; 
  • Late-night openings of the RISEgallery; 
  • Family-friendly activities planned with support from the local community; 
  • Warhol Croydon is the latest initiative of the RISEgallery which has previously brought exhibitions of work to Croydon by renowned artists Damien Hirst and Banksy.

For more information head over to RISE GALLERY online.