Wednesday, 2 December 2015
Earlier this year I was commissioned by Long Barn Books to provide illustrations for "The Dream Quilt" by Adele Geras.
Adele has written about her book on her website here-
You can read more about how I illustrated this book here on my blog Acornmoon.
Monday, 19 October 2015
This year I was fortunate to have five miniatures accepted for the annual exhibition of the Royal Miniature Society Exhibition in London at The Mall Galleries.
If you hurry you may catch it before it closes on Sunday 25th at 1pm. If you cannot visit in person you can see the entire exhibition online here-
Wednesday, 7 October 2015
This year Oxfam are selling my Christmas illustration as a charity card. They are in the shops now and available online. They cost just £3.99 for a pack of ten with envelopes.
Last year the money raised by Oxfam by Christmas card sales was equivalent to funding a water, sanitation and public health project in South Sudan for four years.
The illustration was originally created for the book "Can it be True?" by Susan Hill published by Long Barn Books.
Thursday, 4 June 2015
"Herb Garden" miniature handmade book is
currently on display in the foyer of The Sir Kenneth Green Library in Manchester in an exhibition of garden themed illustrated books called "Flower Show".
19 May - 19 June 2015
Sir Kenneth Green Library
The opening of RHS Chelsea marks the beginning of a season of flower shows. This small selection of books highlights our enduring enjoyment of gardening and features numerous examples of the beautiful illustrations which often accompany such books, including work by John Farleigh, Charles Frederick Tunnicliffe and John Nash.http://www.specialcollections.mmu.ac.uk/exhibitions.php
Monday, 2 February 2015
"Down the Lane" is the title of my children's picture book which has been lovingly made into an app for the iPad and iPhone. The producer is the award winning Auryn who have converted the pictures and text into an interactive experience.
If you touch any word on the screen it will appear highlighted and a narrator will read the word out loud. Also, if you touch any part of one of the many illustrations a word will appear on screen and a voice will speak, "flower","sky", "moon"etc. You also have the option of reading and narrating your own voice which can be recorded and saved on the app. There are other exciting features, you can read about them in iTunes, if you should be tempted to purchase the app you will be delighted to learn that it is available for less than the price of a cup of tea!
For customers in the UK here is the link, price £1.49
For customers in the USA here is the link, price $1.99
Monday, 1 September 2014
ISBN 978-1-902421-58-2 available from 2nd September 2014.
There is also a Christmas Carol Competition for the BBC to compose a new "Can it be True?"carol,
Wednesday, 13 August 2014
Acornmoon Books is proud to present “White is the Moon” a picture book for children ages 0 to 99.
It was first published by Blackie and Son Ltd but later went out of print. After many requests for the book I decided to republish myself as an Acornmoon Book.
This is a paperback edition, it has 32 pages, full colour illustrations and a simple rhythmical text. The natural world provides a series of colourful scenes during the course of one twenty-four-hour period, as white moon is superseded by golden sun above a host of active animals. It shows the transition from night to day back into night making it a book for sharing at bedtime and I have been told that it has become a favourite with many families. The book has also been popular in schools, this new addition has some extra information at the back- two pages of information about the animals featured.
I was able to oversee the production and am very happy with the results. The cover has a matt lamination with gloss in selected areas and the paper quality is much nicer than some previous editions I have seen.