Local artist lands commission to create iconic Woburn Forest illustration

Work with Center Parcs leads David to leave full-time job and start up own business A local artist has been chosen to create an illustration of the new Center Parcs at Woburn Forest, Bedfordshire. David Litchfield, who lives in Bedford with his wife and son, was approached by Center Parcs in August last year to […]

Work with Center Parcs leads David to leave full-time job and start up own business

David Litchfield hard at work. Credit: Andrew Foster
David Litchfield hard at work. Credit: Andrew Foster

A local artist has been chosen to create an illustration of the new Center Parcs at Woburn Forest, Bedfordshire.

David Litchfield, who lives in Bedford with his wife and son, was approached by Center Parcs in August last year to draw his interpretation of what the iconic Subtropical Swimming Paradise will look like once finished. His artwork is set to become synonymous with the new Village, as it will be used on welcome gifts to commemorate the launch.

David says: “I couldn’t believe it when Center Parcs contacted me; it was completely out of the blue! Art is my passion and when I received this commission, I took the plunge and decided to finish at my full-time job and dedicate my time to my art.

“This has given me the confidence to start up my own business and do what I love every day as well as providing for my wife and son.”

David has been an artist for many years. He first began drawing when he was very young, creating ‘mash up’ comics for his older brother and sister. Since then David’s work has appeared in magazines, national newspapers, books and on T-shirts. In the past few years he has illustrated for The Beano, The Telegraph, Anorak Magazine and Flamingo Magazine.

“This has given me the confidence to start up my own business and do what I love every day”

Lee Jakubik, Senior Designer at Center Parcs says: “We were keen to get the talent and inspiration from a local artist to help us create an image for Woburn Forest. David’s work is amazing and really fits with our brand; lively, creative, fun and family-friendly. We had considered a number of artists from across the UK but the style and quality of David’s work really stood out.”

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