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My summer project this year is working on an ABC book with Simply Read publisher located in Vancouver, BC ( Canada).

 

As you might have noticed, from some of the images of this project on my blog,  it's not strictly a kids book in the traditional sense of the thing. Many of the images depict moments of challenge and hardship. 

Ex. B is for Broken hearted   : (  

 

The backgrounds for these works are archival prints from scanned old book covers ( the end pages as well as covers ). Once the prints are mounted on wooden cradled panels, I then begin to create the painting with acrylic paint.

 

The idea for the book was hatched after a show I had at Little Mountain Gallery in 2009. I had used old book covers paired with old frames for my paintings. Here are a couple of pieces from that show in 2009 called Catholic School Girls Rule.


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The new works are all archival prints as the surfaces are easier to work with than ratty old book covers and I can ensure a higher quality of materials.

 

The book will be released next year but I will be sharing the images here on my blog until then.