We were thrilled to celebrate this brilliant book with Waterstone’s Children’s Laureate Joseph Coelho along with a few of the contributing illustrators including Alex T. Smith.
"The tales in this compendium are tiny - they are only ten words long! But in your imagination they will settle - and, like seeds, they will grow..."
One of our brilliant artists Emily Tull who works mainly in needle and thread, has just produced a self portrait which we are delighted to say has been shortlisted for the @selfportraitprize
You can view the virtual exhibition of the winner and all the shortlisted entries here:
Emily’s own self portrait is called “As If She Were A Ghost In Her Own life” Her artwork will be included in the physical exhibition held at the Atkinson Museum, Southport, from September - December 2023.
To look at more of Emily’s fabulous embroidered artwork go to the Artist Partners website: Emily Tull | Artist | Artist Partners
Carole’s entry really stood out and we were all very impressed with her strong compositions, use of colour and her visual storytelling – On a Spring Day is a fresh approach at picture book illustration. Carole’s imagery has personality and she shows a sensitivity to the subject matter. We believe her work has a broad commercial appeal that could be applied to all manner of creative solutions. She’s a worthy winner!
The prize is 6 months mentoring with one of our member agents who is selected very carefully to fit with the winner. Carole chose The Artworks and started the mentorship earlier this year so we’ll check back on her soon to find out how it all went.
Carole is a French illustrator based in Cambridge, UK. Before completing a Children's Book Illustration MA at ARU, her initial career was in independent film distribution, an occupation that developed and nourished her passion for storytelling and her taste for strong compositions.
The illustrations were part of Carole's Masters Stage project for the MA, a picturebook called On A Spring Day, told in images and haikus - a Japanese form of poetry.
Phosphor's Christopher Nielsen has received an Honour Award at The Children's Book Council of Australia's Book of the Year Awards for Just One Bee, written by Margrete Lamond and Anthony Bertini.
Huge congratulations to Natalia Zaratiegui for being longlisted in the Commercial Publishing category of the World Illustration Awards 2022.The Man Who Knew Too Much and Other Storiesby G. K. Chesterton, features cover and inside illustrations by Natalia, using a limited colour palette to create a series of strong contrast images, beautifully capturing the spirit of the book.