I AM MOTHER MARY
CHILDREN’S BOOKS BRONZE AWARD
2005 – IMAGES 29
Peter has been an illustrator for twenty years. Put simply, he would like to think that he accommodates the client’s wishes and give them a little more than what they were expecting, putting a fresh slant on their ideas. Peter has been well reviewed over this time and has sold well; over 100,000 copies in the instance of one book.
I am Mother Mary was for a book on the nativity, How Many Miles to Bethlehem, written by Kevin Crossley-Holland.
“It is difficult to bring new ideas to the most painted subject in western art. I probably didn’t but rearranged the furniture sufficiently for the image to pass muster. If you’re going to flash, flash hard, as they say in cricket.’
BRIEF: To show a nativity scene.
MATERIALS: Gouache on hot press watercolour paper.
RESEARCH: Not much!
DISTRACTIONS: Life in general.