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Gail Armstrong

International Paper Sculpture illustrator. London

Gail Armstrong
Gail Armstrong has been creating paper sculptures for over 20 years and her enthusiasm for the medium hasn’t waned one snip. She still wants every image she creates to be better than the last, and this approach has led to plenty of awards, including a Cannes Gold Lion for her Kleenex campaign. She finds inspiration in contemporary art and, not surprisingly, the huge Paperchase outlet on Tottenham Court Road in London.


Gail did her foundation course at Sheffield Polytechnic before gaining both a BA and Post Graduate Diploma in Graphic Design and Illustration at Glasgow School of Art. She began her career in graphic design, gradually accepting more and more illustration commissions and perfecting her paper crafting skills.


Though finally rendered in pieces of paper that have been carefully cut and glued together, each image Gail creates begins as a series of drawings. As she explores the composition and various concepts, she focuses on creating something that has both style and substance to it. The result is usually a photograph of her artwork, which viewers love to see more than once, poring over the textures, colours and patterns in the final construction.


Paper may seem flat to most of us, but Gail sees in it the potential to create new worlds with their own look and feel. Simple sheets are manipulated and transformed into 3D sculptures, imbued with beauty using a gamut of stocks, textures and colours.


Shortlisted in AOI Illustration Award 2014 - Research and Knowledge category for “Life Cycle of a Butterfly” Asiago International Award for Philatelic Art 2012 - winner for “Land” stamp in set of 3 for United Nations conference on sustainable development in Rio Cannes Gold Lion 2010 – Billboards Cannes Bronze Lion 2010 – Illustration Cannes Bronze Lion 2010 - Press The Big Won 2010 – 1st in Press Campaigns Creative Circle Awards 2011 Silver in Illustration (Craft Print) Creative Circle Awards 2011 Bronze in Magazine Campaign (Press) Creative Match Flair Award for Illustration 2011 Daler Rowney Award for Outstanding Paper Sculpture 1997
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illustration of butterfly on dahlia flower
Smoking factory with pencil chimneys - Paper cut image illustration by Gail Armstrong
84th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade with Kung fu Panda, Shrek and Whimpy Kid
Paper craft fashion illustration
illustration of tennis player weeping and using kleenex tissues
Origami Fish Illustration using water bills © Gail Armstrong
illustration of young couple on a date share  Munchies sweet
Illustration of city beach scene
Paper cut elephant illustration by Gail Armstrong
Paper flowers map illustration by Gail Armstrong
Royal London - paper sculpture crown incorporating London skyline
illustration of bouncing trash truck spilling trash on roads
illustration of luggage and other travel items revolving around the globe
Illinois Lottery Illustration
Illustration of waiter's hand and tray presenting monument
Paper sculpture images surround the crossword with a theme of gifts and giving
Illustration of aircraft carrier ship on sea of type carrying symbols of engineering achievements
Paper art beach scene by Gail Armstrong
Henry VIII at Hampton Court with Cardinal Wolesey
Paper cut image of fisherman relaxing in boat with fishing rod
Illustration of a horse made from bill receipts
illustration of swallow bird
Illustration of Magic wands and other magical items
3D paper art park scene - An ilustration by Gail Armstrong
Origami Swans Illustration using water bills © Gail Armstrong
illustration of people sharing sweets
Paper of country landscape - An ilustration by Gail Armstrong
illustration of weeping girl using kleenex tissues
Illustration of Giraffe about to eat from the leaves of a tree
illustration of chef weeping and using kleenex tissues
Chipmonk on the golden trail in paper sculpture
Newspaper binoculars illustration
White paper art city scene - An ilustration by Gail Armstrong
3D papercraft classic american car illustration
Illinois Lottery 2 billion cash Illustration
Footwear Fashion Illustration
open globe spilling out all the trappings of international business
Illustration of a family looking at Rainbow
illustration of open plan office
Illustration of travelscene made from dollar bills
3D papercraft image of girl placing a rose into a vase
A pet dog sits with slippers 3D paper art illustration by Gail Armstrong
Digital 3D collage of Yorkshire terrier dog
3D illustration of a running horse gallops
illustration of girl in love weeping and using kleenex tissues
Paper sculpture motivational illustration of 'Glory' and 'Failure' in football
Paper crafted sea - An ilustration by Gail Armstrong
illustration of a traveller grabbing the Aero sweets in a train journey
Paper sculpture image of a SouthWest Airlines plane cutting through the sky and clouds
rooster crowing illustration
Illustration for King and Fool by Gail Armstrong
Paper sculpture holiday scene with olive trees and landscape
peacock feather illustrating sustainable development
Illinois Lottery with prizes like Buses and Train
Illustration of Fashion Lifestyle and Shopping by Gail Armstrong
Beach scene in paper sculpture showing sun, sand and sea with surfer on wave
illustration of library bus
3D paper art Bistro - An ilustration by Gail Armstrong
illustration of sharing a bag of ViceVersa sweets
illustration of globe environmental issues pape rcut origami
Illustration of Henry VIII coronation with Katherine of Aragon
illustration of tufted puffin
Illustration of Greek myth of Icarus and Daedalus
paper sculpture food map of discovery

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