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Beloved Pets

Beloved Pets

By Helen Ward

Ink and watercolour on paper

Original artworks

Framed/unframed

 

Grayling: £575

Framed size: H: 45cm x W: 45cm

 

Fandango: £425

Framed size: H: 32cm x W: 34cm

 

We are the first gallery to show Helen's work.

 

In watercolour and ink, these astonishing creatures take shape - utterly beautiful in their stances and expressions as in the minute detail that creates fur and feathers. Helen's love for her own pets - and animals in general - shines through.

 

Combining her experience as an author and illustrator, she imbues each creature with its own identity and narrative, includng toys and backgrounds that reflect the nature of each creature and its story. The works in this series all incorporate plants - in pots, growing in the garden or even in the wallpaper.

 

The drawings are immaculate and detailed and the surface textures and coloration exquisite and delicate.

 

We are showing the first two of these paintings framed and the rest are available mounted for the buyer to make their own frame choice. There is also a selection of very fine, small animal watercolours, ranging from zebra to guinea fowl and mouse.

  • ABOUT HELEN WARD

    Award-winning Helen Ward has been writing and illustrating children's books for more than 30 years. She grew up in a family of artists.

     

    She trained at Brighton School of Art, under the direction of well-known children's illustrators such as Raymond Briggs, Justin Todd and Chris McEwan. In her final year at Brighton, she was awarded the first Walker Prize for Children's Illustration.

     

    In watercolour and ink, these astonishing creatures take shape - utterly beautiful in their stances and expressions as in the minute detail that creates fur and feathers.

     

    We'll continue to show her work this summer and winter and it will be available in various sizes, both framed (by Sarah at Eight Bells Framing in Tetbury) and unframed.

     

    Awards for Helen's work include The National Art Library Awards 1998 and 2001 for The Hare and the Tortoise and her version of Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows in the Templar Classic series, and The National Art Library Award for The Tin Forest. She was shortlisted for the prestigious Kate Greenaway Award in 2003 for The Cockerel and the Fox. This book also won the award in the children’s trade category at the British Book Design and Production Awards presented in November 2003.

£645.00Price
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