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.
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.
Included in the show is work by Chris Riddell, Axel Scheffler, Quentin Blake and three pieces from Tell Me a Dragon
Edinburgh Festival 14th August 2017
James Mayhew and I will be at the festival talking about the wonderful Mrs Noah, launching Mrs Noah’s Pockets. Come along and hear how two authors, two illustrators made a bargain years ago, and what resulted from that. Illustrated by James, written by me, this is the book that I am most proud of so far in my career.
Solva Woollen Mill 28th Sept.
A celebration of Mrs Noah, The Ice Bear and The Snow leopard AND The Lost Words, a fantastic ‘pre-launch’ of the book. More info to follow, but save the date if you want to join us.
Foyles, Charring Cross, London 5th October
Launch of The Lost Words, with Robert Macfarlane. For more info and to by tickets click on link above.
Talking about the making of The lost Words, written by Robert Macfarlane, from seeds to publication. Illustrated. For more info and to buy tickets click on the link above.
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.