I've been pretty busy this week getting ready for the August opening of Treehaus LA, where Saralynne Precht and Michelle Pedersen will be carrying my framed limited edition giclee prints, along with many wonderful quirky items from local artists and artisans.
"It might be truly said that the born illustrator is not very interested in life as it is. He likes to create his own version of the world around him. Actuality is not pointed enough for him." Edward Ardizzone in a talk "The Born Illustrator" delivered to the Double Crown Club at one of their dinners in 1957. (Read the complete text here). Ardizzone, who illustrated and wrote so many wonderful books, was considered by many to be the father of the modern children's picture book. Here are some of my favorites of his work.
A student of Paul Klee and Wassily Kandinsky, Drewes (1899-1985) was German born but relocated to New York in 1930. He was best known for his studies of forms in nature. Here are some of my favorites of his many woodcuts, along with a few paintings.