I usual create work from observations I make within city, this can be within music venues, bars, a trip on the 142 magic bus, or pondering through the city at night. I enjoy this blend of illustration and reportage, and taking initially what is on location drawing, and investigating, evolving and shaping into projects.

My illustrations are usually built up from snipping up paper, I let characters and objects evolve from this process. I find this allows more unexpected and intriguing outcomes  and compositions. I also create work digitally through Photoshop, as well as utilise and play with photography, film, animation, laser cutting, letterpress, risograph and screenprint, all generating a diverse material practice. 

I’ve have produced work for Paperchase, PLY Manchester, Bar and Music Venue ‘Night and Day’. As well as having animation work experience with Clockwork Frog, and Factory Animation on their Disney Club Penguin set. I am also part of a collective called ‘Small Fry’, with Illustrator Maia Blunt. Under this name we put on creative and musical events. I'm also currently a graduate teaching assistant on the Illustration with Animation course at Manchester School of Art, and have a studio at Marketplace Studios, Stockport. ​​​​​​​

One half of @smallfrycollective
Winner of Undergraduate Cass Art Sketchbook Prize and Manchester School of Art 2018. ​​
Winner of Hallmark Studio Award New Designers 2018 
Featured in: Living Etc , Becks BeKreativ, New Designers Show Guide Highlights 
Currently stocked in Magma MCR, Market Place Studios, Rare Mags & Velvet Fox Interiors. 
Contact me on:​​​​​​​
Email: maisysummer@mac.com
Instagram: @maisysummer
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