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    Evolving a visual style

    November 13, 2015

    I have always been a drawer not a painter, and I love crisp, clean decisive lines. The whole business of decision-making fascinates me – in life and art. I’m with G.K. Chesterton when he says: “All my life I have

  • My life as a river

    June 4, 2015

    This is an article I wrote a few years ago for the Children’s Writer’s & Artist’s Yearbook. It’s being reprinted again this year. An illustrator’s life It helps me to think of my life as a river: water is a

  • The Roman Vergil

    The Roman Vergil

    April 27, 2015

    I love naive art, and there is something magical about the sweetness and awkwardness of these pictures. They areĀ from a manuscript of the Aeneid, known as ‘The Roman Vergil’ – one of the earliest surviving illustrated books – when the