Category Archives: Children’s book illustration

Artist’s statement

For Ulrich who would have been here like a shot and whom I am going to miss forever. Everything’s a story. My life, a myriad of stories trailing behind me: childhood, MA in Fine Art, my husband and two sons, … Continue reading

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Ship on a mantelpiece

If you look very carefully at the framed print above Peter’s ship you might spot the sea captain’s ship on his mantelpiece. Thank you Shirley for sending us this from the Edward Ardizzone exhibition in London.

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Mantelboard Dashpiece

      From ‘ Outing in the Cuore’       From ‘Outing in the half-loaf’ See all 28 plus works that comprise the exhibition DOMESTIC ASSOCIATIONS / DOMESTIC EXCURSIONS on this website under the heading ‘Paintings’.

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Reading is me

From “What do I see that Flies?” New Africa Books

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Green Roses at Monkey’s Wedding

  The Green Roses were invited to Monkey’s Wedding which I read to a spell-bound audience. After looking at the embroideries and the bag of threads that was the medium for the art work, the green roses addressed an envelope … Continue reading

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Sail away in your mind to the smallest place you can imagine

From Monkey’s Wedding, Lucky Fish Press Ants on their leaf boats sail the swollen gutters. They bear presents for the wedding being held under the trees at the edge of the city. A life led under the human radar merely … Continue reading

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School years

Why does this image say it all? The Sunday night apprehension, the playground bullies, the monotony, the routine. From under the sheltering umbrella of bed and home, these shoes must go forth into all that with me reluctantly inside them. … Continue reading

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All because of this…

All because of cutting through an apple and seeing this, did this occur: From The apple-core twins in An African suitcase

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The not-so-terrible twins

Clinging onto the stalk, the identical twins, Posy and Portia, in their apple home. From The apple-core twins in An African suitcase

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The twins go travelling

A pair of identical twins takes off. The wide world awaits them. From The apple-core twins in An African suitcase, DVD compilation of stories, poems etc.

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