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.

Words and Pictures

The Lost Words, by Robert Macfarlane and myself is done now. Soon it will be released into the wild. As a picture book it is a collaboration of words, images. Both Robert and myself worked closely with each other and … Continue reading

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The Snow Leopard

She’s ten years old this year, The Snow Leopard. First published by Frances Lincoln children’s books. And they sold her to a French publisher, who astonished me with their beautiful edition. You see… ..La Panthere Blanche was bigger, and somehow … Continue reading

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A date for the Diary

On 28th September, at Solva Woollen Mill, between the hours of 1 and 7pm we will be having a celebration of the launch into the book world of Mrs Noah’s Pockets, illustrated by James Mayhew, The Lost Words, written by … Continue reading

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When things are done before the list is written.

Big bales of silage in the fields fascinated me yesterday with their curious reflections. Updated computer frustrated my wishes, but now I begin to fit my head around the changes and all comes together. The White Cat does so love … Continue reading

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Auction for Acorns Children’s Hospice.

Every year I donate a piece of work to the small art auction for Acorn Children’s Hospice, run by Sue Lim from Blue Ginger Gallery. This year I will be donating two pieces. On 9th September, in the afternoon I … Continue reading

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The Black Fox

First published in The Fox Book edited by Jane Russ, published by Graffeg, The Black Fox is a story of courage, and something more than revenge. The Black Fox This story is dedicated to all those who are hunted. There … Continue reading

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A week on the road; or, Edinburgh Festival 2017

And then began the longest blog post so get a cup of tea before you start. On Thursday 10th I set off alone in my big black van, leaving Pi in the care of Sarah and Ben at The Bug … Continue reading

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Write, illustrate.

This year I have six books out. Four are re-issues, two are new. On Monday I will be at Edinburgh Festival with James Mayhew for the launch of Mrs Noah’s Pockets. This is a book I wrote, and it is … Continue reading

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Feather and stone; or, The Shape of a Bird

So many people, who know little about not much, will take to social media to denounce people who have studied subjects for years. Walking the other day I found a feather, and wondered, if I found such a thing, but … Continue reading

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Dragon Boat

This piece of work was begun about two years ago and has sat brooding and unfinished in a corner of my studio for all that time. You see, I had books to do, six in all, and then The Lost … Continue reading

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