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Hello 2018

January 29, 2018

reach for stars life in mars 2018 merchesico freelance illustration

2018: Life in Mars / Reach for the stars / A pie in the sky?‘ New Year greetings, self-promotion

Hi! This is me wishing you all the best for this 2018 that’s just started – your ongoing, continued support in all forms, through any media, is greatly appreciated.

In 2017 I’ve finally gone fully freelance – few months ago I left what had been my dream job for nearly five years, where I’ve drawn a few greetings, learned a lot, and met very lovely people. Sometimes I think I should go back to my desk… but I’m on a mission.
So I wanted to let you know that I’m available, and open to all kinds of commissions and creative proposals. I’ll appreciate if you thought of me to do some illustrations, and/or to collaborate on any paid projects this year. Now I’ve said it, that’s all folks!

Thanks for reading, and stay in touch x

Winter (and Christmas) is coming

December 1, 2017

special delivery christmas city greeting card m&s mercedes leon illustration designer‘Special Delivery’ Winter City Scene with Van – Christmas greeting card (my favourite from last year’s multipack! – only at Marks & Spencer)

Printing the City 

October 2, 2017

No plans for the weak end yet? Come along to the opening of the collective risograph exhibition ‘Printing the City’ this Friday 6th October 6-9pm – South Square, Thornton, BD13 3LD Bradford 

Saltaire, Shipley, Bradford BD17 Three colour A3 risograph print

(More than 50 artist prints for sale, cheap as chips and up for grabs!)

Made in Bradford riso print

September 4, 2017

Love Bradford But – 2 colour riso print design, based on a photocopy  so-called industrial collage I did. It’s currently being printed by Ben Holden / and will be displayed and up for sale at the upcoming exhibition ‘Printing the City’ – running from 6th Oct up till November 2017, curated by himself (author of one of the latest covers of the Bradford Review which I’m a reader of)

Get it on ya calendars!


August 12, 2017

salsa dancers two tango mercedes leon merchesico illustration art print

Summer prints! Salsa Dancers (Takes Two to Tango) self-initiated digital illustration, inspired by my friend Abs Brown’s dancing lessons, is available as glicee print on my Etsy shop

Saltaire Festival 

August 8, 2017

 Tshirt design with illustration of Roberts Park bandstand, commissioned by Saltaire Festival 🙂 Profits split between the artist and the charity that runs the festival. Show some support and order yours at – only one day left!

iPad summer sketches 

July 12, 2017

Talking Lips and Summer Fruits – ipad drawings (2015)