This stunning illustration by final year student Claudine O’Sullivan was judged the winner of the The Coffee Art Project 2013. Chosen from 85 entrants, her watercolour ink and pencil illustration on Khadi paper, will be auctioned to raise funds for Project Waterfall, a charity that work alongside coffee producers to provide water filtration in Tanzania and other coffee producing African countries.
A traditional illustrator specialising in portraiture, she works mainly in pencil, watercolour and ink and her vivid, abstract portraits are gaining her plenty of praise, with a solo exhibition under her belt in 2013 and an exciting collaboration planned next year.
Her documentation of her time working at an Orphanage in Jaipur, which made up part of a solo exhibition in March, impressed the Managing Director of Allegra, who funded the Coffee Art Project. And a similar trip to Tanzania to photograph and document the work done by Project Waterfall may also be on the cards for early next year.
Claudine has also collaborated on a campaign with domestic violence charity Southall Black Sisters that works with women who have suffered domestic abuse. And with such raw honesty a feature of her beautiful illustrations it’s no surprise charities are keen to have her help them highlight the human faces behind their causes.