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Jamel Akib - Born 1965

Jamel was born in Leigh-on-sea, Essex, in 1965 to mixed English and Malaysian parentage and moved to Sabah, North Borneo at the age of five returning to England to pursue further education at thirteen.

He gained a BA Honours Degree in Illustration in 1989 at Maidstone College of Art where he learned from Gerald Rose. He began working for the London Observer newspaper while still a student at art college and has since become an award winning artist involved in many exhibitions and commissions in the UK & abroad. He has so far illustrated the covers for three Booker prize finalists.

Jamel's awards include:
2016 - Mall Galleries, RSMA exhibition - "The Artist magazine" Award
2015 - Mall Galleries, RSMA exhibition - "Charles Pears" Award
2015 - Shortlisted for the "David Shepherd wildlife artist of the year" at the Mall Galleries
2010 - "Americas Book" award for Children's and Young Adult Literature
2009 - Honor Book in the Picture Book Category of the 2009 American Libraries Award for Literature
2004 - "Marion Vannet Ridgeway" award for best Children's book for 'Monsoon'
1996 - "Creative Review" magazine - 'Best editorial award
1994 - "Victoria & Albert Museum" awards for illustration - 'Best Editorial' award
1993 - "Victoria & Albert Museum" awards for illustration - 'Highly Commended' award
1992 - "Maxwell Business Publishing" - 'Best Editorial' award


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Jamel is busy creating exciting new works which will be available on our stand at:
The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea
7-11 March 2018
Stand K3

It will be the first place to see his new paintings and we hope to see you there.

Contact us on for more information.

'Black Capped Chickadee' SOLD
51cm x 51cm oil on canvas

'Red Cardinal' SOLD
51cm x 51cm oil on canvas

'Kingfisher no. 1' SOLD
51cm x 51cm oil on canvas

'Round Midnight' SOLD
51cm x 51cm oil on canvas

'The 'A' Train' SOLD
51cm x 51cm oil on canvas


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