Gek Tassaro's work came to my attention in Bologna this spring through a book about The Ark; 'Quando Noè cadde dall'arca'.
The colours and textures of some of Gek Tessaro's spreads remind me of Brian Wildsmith's work. But also in his compositions and use of collage of Eric Carle's. This Italian illustrator has published many many books in a multitude of styles. Foremost he is a great story teller and his storytelling crosses the genres of children's books into the theater.