Patricia Seligman is the author of many books on painting, including Step-by-Step Art School: Oils published by Hamlyn. She works part-time as a curator of the Lennox Boyd Collection of mezzotints.
Ian Sidaway studied graphics and worked as a designer before moving into drawing and painting. He has written over 25 practical art books and contributed to many more.
Sarah Skeate graduated from Kingston University with a degree in Illustration in 2000. Soon discovering that the world was a strange and hostile place after the sweet comforts of institutional life, she beat a hasty retreat to the art department's supply cupboard where she squatted for six months, living on a diet of crayons and sugar paper. Following her detection and subsequent ejection, she reluctantly returned to the outer world, where she became a successful author and illustrator of several arts and crafts and children's titles. A little dark, a little quirky, but always uplifting and loveable, her drawings may make you wonder whether Ms Skeate ever really left that cupboard. But that's not necessarily a bad thing.
Jake Spicer is an artist and drawing tutor based in Brighton, England. He is head tutor at the independent drawing school Draw, a co-director of the Drawing Circus and regularly runs portrait and figure drawing courses for the Camden Arts Centre and National Portrait Gallery.www.jakespicerart.co.uk@BrightonDrawing
Deyan Sudjic is a writer, broadcaster and director of the Design Museum. Before his post at the Design Museum, he was the design and architecture critic for The Observer, the Dean of the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at Kingston University and co-chair of the Urban Age Advisory Board. He is a leading figure in the field of architectural theory.
Lee Suttey completed his degree in illustration at Portsmouth University, gaining a first class BA (Hons). He then continued his education with a masters in sequential design and illustration, before going on to work for various multimedia and graphic design agencies. He now works as a freelance graphic designer for print and screen under the name Visual Function. Lee has also taken part in a touring exhibition with his Artist Book work called Changing Pages, curated by the Collins Gallery. He loves using his sketchbooks and drawing to generate ideas, and this is where his love of hand-drawn type originates.