Today it is Brian Wildsmith's 85th Birthday and I wanted to compose a post to celebrate this British illustrator and his rainbow vision.
'Our children are our inheritance and our immortality. A child’s soul is like an empty book in which anything may be written. We must write about love, humour, compassion, truth, understanding and justice. In every one of my books I try and get something about that.' Brian Wildsmith
All of the images in this post are from Birds by Brian Wildsmith, Oxford University Press, London, 1967.