Congratulations to Luke Waller for being long listed for the World Illustration Awards 2021 for his personal piece called Exploration.  This years awards are especially focused on celebrating the resilience of illustrators and the industry, particularly during the COVID-19 Pandemic.  Luke describes his inspiration: “At the start of UK Lockdown, a number of other countries had already been locked down for a number of weeks. Northern Italy, where this image is based is one of them. In fact, it was the first place in Europe to enact strict rules on the lives of its citizens. This image depicts Sarah Elawad living under these restrictions, waiting to find out if she was able to leave Italy to come back to London.”

See the full interview on the WIA website

See more of Luke’s work here