Abstract Saturday: Roger Hilton

Roger Hilton (1911-1975) was a British abstract expressionist painter of German extraction. My favorites are his yellow, brown and black works.

May 1961

Untitled, 1956 Oil on Canvas 35.5 x 40.5 cms (13.95 x 15.92 in) via

Untitled by Roger Hilton

October 1955 by Roger Hilton was sold for £103,250 at Sotheby’s. Image: © Estate of Roger Hilton. All rights reserved, DACS 2010

Roger Hilton March 1960 via tate.org

January 1957

Roger Hilton Foliage with Orange Caterpillar 1974 via tate.org

January 1962

Grey Day by the Sea, February 1960 1960 Roger Hilton 1911-1975 Purchased 1960 via tate.org

March, 1955 via bbc.co.uk 

Roger Hilton | Composition II 1951 via bbc.co.uk Oil on canvas, 76.5 x 50.9 cm Collection: Southampton City Art Gallery

Untitled by Roger Hilton 1956 Oil on canvas, 55.5 x 76 cm Collection: Leicester Arts and Museums Service

Palisade, August 1959 via bbd.co.uk Oil on canvas, 152.4 x 137.5 cm Collection: National Galleries of Scotland

Jacqueline Chaumont

I can't tell you anything about this illustrator, sadly, but I came across these on the wonderful blog of Agence Eureka. There's a particular talent in doing so much with so little, as in these brilliantly simple illustrations. See lots more from this series here.

Illustrations de Jacqueline Chaumont pour "Toujours belle de la tête aux pieds" (1959)

Illustrations de Jacqueline Chaumont pour "Toujours belle de la tête aux pieds" (1959)

This week on my drawing board

Miss Eve Hawkins & Tubby. Limited edition print available for a limited time on Etsy.

Arya & The Hound

The snowball effect

The process

It's Rolf.

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. 

Edward Ardizzone (1900-1979)

"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.

The Witch Family written by Eleanor Estes 1960

The Otterbury Incident 1963 reprint via

The Strand Magazine - October 1947 - cover by Edward Ardizzone. Via flickr

The Little Grey Men by "BB" (Denys Watkins-Pitchford). First published by Eyre & Spottiswood, 1942. Puffin edition 1962, this reprint 1975 (ii). Cover illustration by Edward Ardizzone. via

The Long Sunday by Peter Fletcher

Little Tim and the Brave Sea Captain by Edward Ardizzone, copyright 1936, first in a series of 'Little Tim' books. This is the 1968 edition by Scholastic Book Services. via theartofchildrenspicturebooks.blogspot.com