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Wild Creatures In All Their Glory

Wild Creatures In All Their Glory

By Helen Ward


Originals artworks

Ink and watercolour on Waterford paper

Framed/mounted only

Framed size: H: 38cm x W : 52cm approx

Pictured above are: Numbat, Emu and Chicks, John Dory, Bee-Eaters, Wolves and Zebra

£725 each (framed price)


Helen's extraordinary ability to capture the spirit and likeness of every possible species of animal, bird and fish is often breath-taking in its detail and sensitivity.


Among the more unusual animals in this collection is the Australian numbat, also known as the noombat or walpurti, which is an endangered, termite-eating marsupial, and a trio of technicolour Bee-Eaters who normally nest in southern Europe and north Africa before heading down to southern Africa in winter.


We are privileged to be the only gallery showing Helen's work and we will continue to show her pieces this summer and winter. They are  available in various sizes, both framed (by Sarah at Eight Bells Framing in Tetbury) and unframed.


    Award-winning Helen Ward has been writing and illustrating children's books for more than 30 years.


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


    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.


    She lives and works in Gloucestershire.

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