Brian Wildsmith believes that beautiful picture books are vitally important in subconsciously forming a child’s visual appreciation, which will bear fruit in later life – and that children really do appreciate details as well as colour… I am in LOVE with this sun illustration and would like to look at it every morning!
He wants to help young people wonder at the world and to become close observers of the beauty and harmony in nature. With so much colour, his illustrations really sparkle with life, and I think they are just amazing!
This one’s called ‘a nye of pheasants’ (a fact unknown to me!)
The birds that Abigail makes are an absolute delight…
Abigail spent large amounts of time as a child in the company of her grandma, an incredibly talented, hardworking seamstress, in a house strewn with loose threads and scraps of fabric. There is nothing more natural to her than to work with fabric, using it to give life to the little creatures that form in her mind.
Abigail produces her birds entirely by hand, in her studio in London, England. They are crafted from both new and reused materials. Each piece is utterly unique, no two will ever be the same. Have a look at her website
Ashley is a freelance illustrator living in the UK. He gets most of his inspiration from wildlife and nature, the rest from his quirky imagination. His illustrations of animals are well drawn, with good humour!
Alex T. Smith is a UK based children’s book author and illustrator who enjoys people watching, eavesdropping, cake eating (and a nice cup of tea and a sit down). His characters could become real in an instance and jump out of the page at you!
This week’s library visit resulted in finding a brilliant book called ‘Bear’s best friend’ which is illustrated by Sarah Dyer. Her bright illustrations are full of fun and humour…really VERY enjoyable indeed!
Julia is a British animator and illustrator living in Brooklyn, New York – her work tends to explore the motivations behind human relationships, representing characters as mildly ridiculous animals with human characteristics. I totally LOVE them and have two on my walls at home…