Mark Oldroyd has recently completed some paintings for use in a forthcoming exhibition at the new visitors centre at Millford House in Jesmond Dene, Tyne and Wear. The centre will open in December 2010, in time to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Tyneside industrialist and inventor Lord William Armstrong. Born in Newcastle upon Tyne in 1810, Armstrong was the inventor of the hydraulic crane and the 'Armstong Gun', as well as being an early advocate of renewable energy. He and his wife were instrumental in creating a woodland garden along the sides of the Jesmond Dene valley, now a public park. The exhibition will track the lives and achievements of both Lord and Lady Armstrong.
Mark Oldroyd is represented by Arena
David Roberts and Julia Donaldson working together again on another fabulous chart topping picture book entitled “The Troll”
The paperback that has recently been published by Macmillan Children’s books, has sat in the top ten of “The Bookseller’s” Children’s Picture Book list for a number of weeks now , and continues to delight both the adult and children’s readership.
The Troll is the second picture book collaboration between one of the most famous and best selling children’s authors, Julia Donaldson and the ever popular and in great demand award winning artist David Roberts.
Their third book is now at completion and this will again be published by Macmillan Children’s books, this is a highly awaited book by all their fans, and will be published later next year.
David’s work was seen recently on “Grand Design” where his book was featured being read to the children of the architect’s who had been designing their new home. The book was aptly named “Iggy Peck the Architect” another bestselling picture book illustrated by David Roberts.
David Roberts is represented by Artist Partners