Saturday, 14 December 2013

Christmas Card

This is an illustration from my picture book THE FIRE FLOWER
which I will be publishing as an iBook on iTunes in 2014

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

How Rabbit Stole the Fire

This is an illustration from my picture book HOW RABBIT STOLE THE FIRE.
It is based on a myth told by the Native Americans of the South East of the USA.

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Who Will Be The Sun?

This an illustration from my picture book WHO WILL BE THE SUN? published by Blackie. The myth comes from the Kutenai people of Montana USA. It tells the story of the birds and the animals trying in turn to be the sun. it is Lynx who is finally chosen.

Thursday, 6 June 2013

The Great Ball Play

THE GREAT BALL PLAY tells the story of a lacrosse match between the birds and the animals. It was told by the Creek of the South Eastern States of the USA. My illustrations were inspired by watching my two sons and their friends playing park football.

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Winter all the time

This is an illustration from HOW THE SEASONS CAME. This Native American myth explains how once it was winter all the time until the birds of Spring, Summer and Autumn were set free.

Friday, 8 February 2013

Chinese pictures for the New Year

These illustrations are from my picture book MONKEY AND THE WATER DRAGON.
I adapted the story from an ancient Chinese folk tale, and is one of the amazing adventures which the hero Monkey and his friends have, on their way to India, to fetch the Buddhist scriptures back to China.

Thursday, 10 January 2013

The Fire Flower

These are illustrations from my new picture book THE FIRE FLOWER. It is a work in progress which I hope to publish soon as an ebook. The story comes from the Slavonic people of Central and Eastern Europe.