Author Archives: Jackie

About Jackie

I am an artist and writer. I live in a small house by the sea in Wales where I write, paint, walk and watch and dream of bears and whales. I love to read, have a wish for wings and prefer the company of animals to that of humans, though at times I can be quite friendly. I am learning how to work with wood engraving tools and hoping to show that you can teach an old dog new tricks.

A typical day.

The day began with 30 minutes reading of the third of Robin Hobb’s Liveships. Wonderful. Book, in bed and coffee, with cats. And this, because i am working on cover art, is work. Then time to prep prints, because my … Continue reading

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Snow Leopard

Each time I have visited independent bookshops, galleries there has always been a demand for my books in hardback, especially The Snow Leopard. When I first began illustrating books there was a received ‘wisdom’, or should I say folly, that … Continue reading

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Come for a walk, down to the Sea, with Me and Mary and Little P

And Little P said, “Let’s go to the sea.” And Mary said “Please, can we?” And I said yes. So Me and Little P and Mary went down to the sea to see. It was cold at the sea so … Continue reading

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November, Pembrokeshire. Music.

The day had been frustrating, wet, cold. Not enough work done. Visit to the vet with sick cat. Worry. And on top of it all we were going out. One of those rain washed evenings when you want to stay … Continue reading

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10 000 miles, bookshops and friends

Over the past couple of years I have travelled approximately 10 000 miles around the UK working in galleries and independent bookshops. I have been told wonderful stories and met amazing people. Now it is time for me to stay … Continue reading

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For sale. One van. With dragons.

She’s travelled far, was born in 1998. Underneath the wrap she is red, an old Coca Cola delivery van. Before she was mine Ffion drove her. Once she was shiny bright. Now she’s for sale. I have driven from west … Continue reading

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All the Bears in the Wild Wide World Tour 2014# Week two, part 1:Swans

From Tiverton we drove to Slimbridge, where the van came to rest in a beautiful farm b&b. We had to wait a while and Mr Stenham found what we thought was a quiet country pub, The Old Badger. 6pm, Friday … Continue reading

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Hares in the Gardens.

From 4th Nov until 13th January I will be exhibiting work at the National Botanic Gardens of Wales, near Carmarthen in Wales. Work includes drawings, two paintings of peregrines and work from Song of the Golden Hare. Books are for … Continue reading

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Pieces for Christmas

It seems a long way off, but then it creeps slowly forward like a monster and before you know it, it’s Christmas. So, ideas. Well, idea really. Jigsaws. 40 piece jigsaws make an alternative from cheap crackers to put beside … Continue reading

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All the Bears in the Wild Wide World Tour, 2014 #Week 1.

Then one day they all set off on an adventure, Mr Stenham, the artist lady and All the Bears in the Wild Wide World with Little P and Mary, Queen of the Bears. They went in the Dragon Van. It … Continue reading

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