… full of inspiration, creativity and generosity …
This exuberant exhibition is full of inspiration, creativity and positively glows with Quentin Blake‘s joie-de-vivre and generosity of spirit.
It features a huge range of finished illustrations, working drawings and crossed out snippets showing his process including sketches for Roald Dahl’s The Twits, BFG and Matilda, The Boy in the Dress by David Walliams, and his tremendous series of illustrations to accompany Michael Rosen’s Sad Book. (And the outline Rosen emailed to his publisher entitled: Is this a Book?)
The show includes over 140 original works, as well as some of his artists tools and a couple of short films in which Quentin demonstrates his techniques.
Excellent. Couldn’t stop smiling all the way round.
The exhibition runs until 17 December 2017 (Tue – Fri 11am – 4pm; Weekends – 11am – 5pm) and is definitely worth a visit. The marvellous The Lost Words exhibition is running at the same time. If you haven’t been to Compton Verney before, I urge you to go. The exhibition space, permanent exhibitions and park are a delight and make a great day out for both art fiends, nature lovers and families. There’s a lovely cafe, an adventure playground for children, and boardwalks and pond dipping around the lake. Click here to be directed to their website.
Quentin Blake: Inside Stories is a touring exhibition from the brilliant House of Illustration. This charity, based in London, is the UK’s only public gallery dedicated to illustration and the graphic arts was founded by Sir Quentin Blake in 2014. To learn more about their splendid work visit their website here.
Illustration © Quentin Blake