Friday, April 17, 2015

Behind the Studio Door with Mark Wilson. Edition 3, 17 April 2015

Don't miss our third edition of Behind the Studio Door, this time with Mark Wilson.

"Welcome. Come into my studio, which is an old garage, and I love it. There’s plenty of natural light and a high ceiling for big canvases. The walls are covered with half finished paintings, pictures, postcards, photos and inspirational things - again, some very old things. 

I have children’s art up all around me. It inspires me. Children naturally experiment with colour and pattern without even knowing it. Pick a colour – any colour. They don’t care if purple shouldn’t go next to dark green or whatever. I spent so many years following the colour and design ‘rules’ of my teachers. Never again! They should have six year olds teaching painting at art school. (Image 2) I think that is why I like painting big abstract canvases. There is a freedom of expression and technique that is liberating. No pre-conceived ideas. No visual constraints. Pure self expression, like a child doing finger-painting!..."

Read the full Behind the Studio Door here:

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Federation Square Book Market with Ann James Saturday April 18

Upcoming Books Illustrated Events 
Federation Square Book Market with Ann James Saturday April 18

Ann will join us between 12pm to 5pm to demonstrate her chocolate flavoured illustration and to sign books! 
Share some of this hungry dinosaur’s delicious chocolate cake … with hundreds and thousands. 

I’m a Hungry Dinosaur  written by Janeen Brian, illustrated by Ann James and published by Penguin Books will be released on April 22. This is the eagerly awaited sequel to the very popular and award winning I’m a Dirty Dinosaur.

Exciting news, I'm a Dirty Dinosaur! was the third most borrowed picture book in a recent survey of South Australian libraries!

Original artwork, limited edition prints and signed books available on our website