Thursday, 30 January 2014

Once Upon a Time

Phew what a busy and emotional few days.

Saturday saw the opening of the Once Upon a Time exhibition at the Ipswich Art School.

I have five pictures showing alongside some wonderful local illustrators, many of which you will know of.

Edward Ardizzone, Nick Butterworth ( of Percy the Park keeper, Albert le Blanc and Q Pootle 5), Lois Cordelia, Michael Foreman, Margery Gill, Kathleen Hale, Janet and Anne Grahame Johnstone (101 Dalmations and many others), John Lawrence, Diana Mayo, Gillian McClure, James Mayhew, Helen Oxenbury (We're All Going on a Bear Hunt), Margaret Tempest (Little Grey Rabbit), Bee Willey.

The exhibition was opened by the Mayor of Ipswich and the wonderful Nick Butterworth spoke to the gathering about his work, books, inspiration and working with children.

I was honoured to find my work hanging next to Nicks work in one of the galleries, something I could only have dreamt of.

I have also been asked to run two evening workshops for the art school and four childrens Saturday workshops.These are coming up during the end of February and into March, really looking forward to doing these and I have some planning and drawing to do in preparation.

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