This year I will be doing fewer events. I have animals and want to stay home and paint. I find that all the travelling fragments my work so much. I also want to do some ‘professional development’, learning new skills. So, when I am out and about do come and see me. These are the events I have booked in so far.
An Exhibition of Bears with Seven Stories in Newcastle.
Sadly it will only be my paintings at this event as I have to stay home and paint, but Seven Stories have put together an amazing exhibition of bears. I have 4 pieces from Something About a Bear in the show along with some amazing artists.
The show will run from February 2017 to Feb 2018, and is sponsored by Quarto.
Hay Festival 2017
I’m doing various things at Hay this year. First I will be Artist in Residence for Hay Festival at Booths Bookshop in town on 27th (all day, 10-4), Sunday 28th ( 2-4) and all day Monday 29th (10-4). This is an ideal event to come and spend time talking about illustration as a career, books, publishing, and just to watch me work and pick up hints and ideas.
I will also be on stage with Tobias Jones and Zaffar Kunial, for The Woodland Trust, talking about trees and staying rooted in our turbulent world. Booking is essential for this event.
On Tuesday 30th May ( time to be confirmed) I will be at the Woodland Trust stand at Hay reading the short story I wrote for them, Heartwood. This will be the first reading in public of this story. This event is free. AND 30TH Tues 30th 10-11 am Illustration hot desk, Make and Take tent.
Three venues for one exhibition:
One Cheetah, One Cherry
This exhibition will be hosted by three libraries.
Leominster Library Tuesday 4 April – Saturday 29 April
Ross-on-Wye Library Tuesday 2 May – Saturday 3 June
Ledbury Library Monday 12 June – Saturday 1 July
Most of the artwork from the book will be on show, along with The Places Reading Takes Me, and I will be painting in the library in Ledbury on Saturday 24 June at Ledbury library from 10.30 -12.30.
An exhibition of The Quiet Music at Druidstone Hotel, Pembrokeshire.
3rd July 2017- 31st of October 2018
Wonderful hotel with gorgeous food in one of the most beautiful parts of Pembrokeshire. A place of peace.
An exhibition of artwork from The Lost Words by Robert MacFarlane and me in the most wonderful gallery setting.
Also on show at this time will be an exhibition of the work of Quentin Blake, so, what better time to visit. For more click on the link above.
I will also have 5 books out in 2017, and there will be book launches, so keep an eye out for news.
Also, at some point I would love to spend a day in a bookshop reading all of East of the Sun, West of the Moon, from start to finish. So, if you fancy that, let me know.
Signed books can be ordered any time from Solva Woollen Mill. Dedications can be added once form is sent, via email. They ship anywhere and there is no extra charge for signing.