Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Sharon Davey

Sharon Davey's lovely winters night illustration has a great balance of winter cold blues and warmth from the squirrels and last ghosts of autumn foliage.

Sunday, 9 December 2018

Gerhard Lahr I

'Antonella und ihr Weihnachtsmann' written by Barbara Augustin, published in 1974, is such an old book and yet the illustrations by Gerhard Lahr (1938-2012) would not look out of place in todays publications and remind me of the work of Laura Carlin and Maisie Shearring.

Friday, 7 December 2018

Richard Jones III

The wonderful texture of Richard Jones, with his delicious polar bear, topped off with a swimming cap.

Thursday, 6 December 2018


The view from a polar bear, by Dutch illustrator Ninotchka, which way shall we go?

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Kei Mogari

Wonderful winter dogs wrapped up for their walk by Japanese illustrator Kei Mogari

Monday, 3 December 2018

Hotaka Hanabi

This image is a strange combination of Christmas trees and Christmas shopping by Japanese illustrator Hotaka Hanabi.

Sunday, 2 December 2018

Friday, 30 November 2018

Kowshiro Hata

'On the Seesaw Bridge' by Yuichi Kimura, illustrated by Kowshiro Hata, an interesting tale about the hunted and the hunter having to cooperate in order to stay alive on a log in a swollen river. Kowshiro has created lively paintings, collaged and digitally worked into dynamic compositions.

Thursday, 29 November 2018

Akira Kusaka

Akira Kusaka creates poetically beautiful, textured illustrations. I adore this appreciative polar bear enjoying a trumpet solo with a celestial cup of tea.

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Takashi Tsushima

Oh! the joy of colour in this composition by Takashi Tsushima instantly pulled at my heart, wonderful work.