These are some of the earliest pictures I remember making. I was just four but I can still recall lying on a sun drenched floor, surrounded by paper, revelling in the colours and patterns I was able to make with my felt tipped pens. I have the same feeling now when I get lost in a drawing or a painting.
I do a lot of cutting and sticking when I work with children, but I often turn to it for my own pleasure as well. It frees me up from the constraints of drawing and allows me to play about with different materials. As a lover of puppets and theatre, it’s a whole other way to bring characters to life. It’s also just good fun.
Splatty Bats was a fun and accessible workshop, with lots of room for happy accidents.
I’m totally delighted that The Society of Illustrators (USA) have selected artwork I created for Even Fairies Fart by Jennifer Stinson, for the Original Art Show this year!
Zoo Boy & the Jewel Thieves with Sophie Thompson
Very, very excited that ‘Odd Socks’ (by Michelle Robinson, Andersen Press) has been nominated for The Sheffield Book Award 2017. Good luck to all the nominees – can’t wait to see you there in November!
Preparations for a Shockheaded Peter workshop.
Just drag and drop the worksheets onto your desktop, then print and go. Have fun!
Wally Wants to Hug Barbara Joosse (Little Bee Books 2017)