Illustrating the Cosmopolitan Horoscope page throughout 1990

Illustrating the Cosmopolitan Magazine Horoscope page throughout 1990 was one of my favourite illustration projects of my early career. I’d already worked on various book covers and some magazine imagery but to work on a set of twelve images was exciting!


Capricorn 1990; private collection London
Aquarius 1990; pastel 22 x 26 inches AVAILABLE on ARTFINDER – click to view

In those days I worked almost exclusively in pastels and liked to work large, so each image was 20 x 26 inches / 56 x 66cm

Pisces 1990; private collection
Aries 1990; Private collection Lincolnshire
Taurus 1990; private collection London
Gemini 1990; private collection London
Cancer 1990; private collection Northern Ireland
Leo 1990; private collection Cheshire
Virgo 1990; private collection Northern Ireland
Libra 1990; private collection Lancashire
Scorpio1990; private collection Irish Republic
Sagittarius 1990; private collection Australia

I went on to illustrate the tweleve images twice more: for Aura Soma Products in 1999 and again for myself in 2012:
This third set of twelve are in a private collection in Northern Ireland in the possession of the owners of Cancer and Virgo.

All images copyright Phyllis Mahon
A member of DACS London
(Design and Artists Copyright Society London)

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