September 20 - October 14
Jane Ray is one of the finest graphic and decorative illustration artists working today – having studied design and textiles Jane has gone on to write and illustrate books with leading publishers the world over. Her distinctive style and compassionate approach to storytelling has firmly established her as a successful picture book artist with over 70 picture books to her name. Adept illustrating her own texts as well as the work of others, Jane is perhaps best known for her luminous and intricate illustrations of traditional tales and her sensitivity to culturally diverse ways of looking at the world.
Illustrationcupboard Gallery presents a full-colour exhibition of Jane Ray’s original artwork for two new books, The Elephant’s Garden (Boxer Books) and The Glassmaker’s Daughter (Frances Lincoln). From Venice to India, these two very different tales take us on magical journeys of colour, light, laughter and imagination. Using vibrant collage artwork with jewel-like colours, Jane Ray’s illustrations will appeal to anyone who loves stories, enchanting and captivating readers of all ages.