Exhibition in Virginia – Preparations


It is just 2 weeks until Simon and I will be heading to Virginia to set up my show Chasing Shadows at the Longwood Center for the Arts in Farmville. You might have seen a post a while back when Rachel Ivers and Emily Grabiec visited the studio. That was a year ago… and now preparations are in full swing.

The exhibition will show original light boxes, photographs, working drawings for books and a large scale installation in the window of the gallery. The little squid picture above shows a 2×3 ft area of the 30×9 ft installation. My oh my… still more cutting to do!

OPENING ~ July 8th, 2016 from 5-8 at the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts

For more on the show visit: http://lcva.longwood.edu/events/chasing-shadows-opening-reception

Here are some preparation shots of inking the Yupo paper, creating the light boxes, and cutting the many, many pieces that will fill the huge window of the Longwood Center – quite a feat for someone who usually works in miniature. 😉

The Virginia Children’s Book Festival!

The exhibition will coincide with the Virginia Children’s Book Festival. I am so excited to be one of the authors invited to participate in this amazing festival. Other authors include:  Matt de la Pena, Drew Daywalt, Marc Brown, Timothy Basil Ering and so many others.

Check it out! October 13, 14 and 15, 2016!  http://vachildrensbookfestival.com/


Another bit of news~ Emily Van Beek is now representing me through Folio Jr. I couldn’t be happier to be working with her!

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Quill and Quire – Starred Review!

Thank you to the Rocking Horse here in Owen Sound for hosting the book launch for If You Hold A Seed. What a fabulous time! We sold out. They have just gotten a new shipment. Westside nurseries contributed seed packets for the kids to grow. Thank you.



I was so delighted to read this starred review in Quill and Quire for If You Hold A Seed… http://www.quillandquire.com/books_young/review.cfm?review_id=7910

Here is a snippet: The sparely written text, about waiting, hope, and fulfillment, is richly elaborated by the pictures, which show the beauty of the changing seasons, the varieties of birds perching or nesting in the tree, and the developing interests of the boy as he studies a caterpillar, romps with friends, and reads in the tree’s shade. Each page promises many rewards through repeated viewings, and the book seems destined to become a classic. – Gwyneth Evans, Quill and Quire.

Look for the book in the National Post this weekend too.

I thought I would share this. I am putting together an idea for a publisher. Here is the sketch and final version.