Here are two quotes about my work.
The first is from Robin Hobb, author of great genius, from an interview with her on Female First, when asked about the cover art for her new book, Fool’s Assassin to be published in August in UK by Voyageur.
“I have been incredibly blessed with amazing cover art from some very dedicated artists. Jackie Morris is an amazing artist, and I always feel very confident when my work is in her hands. It’s not just that she reads and knows my characters and settings. It’s that, if she draws a tree, it’s an oak or an elm, it’s not ‘generic tree’. The same is true for her bears and rabbits and other creatures. With so much of the art I see, I say to myself, “Well, I know that’s meant to be a cat because it is like a lot of other art that is supposed to be cats.” With Jackie’s art, I see her cat or bear, and it is THAT particular cat or bear, and it could be something I saw outside my window. (The cat, not the bear, thank goodness, though sometimes we do get black bears in our back yards here in Tacoma. But not often!)”
The second is from the wonderful Joanna Lumley, actress, author, artist, presenter, who came for tea once with my cats. It’s always that first bit that hooks me and I can see my cats lined up sniggering behind their sharp clawed paws.
As someone who always feels that I can never quite draw a cat I love the ambiguity of the second quote.