Sunday 2 September 2012

Evie the Swan Sister

 Evie the Swan Sister, the sixth book in the Spell Sisters series 
has just been published by Simon & Schuster.
Here's the cover and a few of the interior illustrations...
(click on images for larger versions)
Bewitched horses...
Magic and spells...


Saturday 21 July 2012

IF carry

Janice decided to carry it there as fast as she could...
(click pic to see larger version)

Tuesday 10 July 2012

Grace The Sea Sister

The fifth book in the Spell Sisters series has just been published.
Here are a few of the inside illustrations...

IF suspend

(Apologies to arachnophobic browsers...)

Friday 29 June 2012

IF - Space

It was their favourite space...

(First IF in a very very long time!)

Tuesday 22 May 2012

My Dad

Today it is six months since my Dad died.

It has been a difficult time as our family have begun to adjust to not
 having his big (loyal, kind, funny, stubborn) personality around.
I still keep going to pick up the phone to call and
tell him all my news...

So anyway, here's a very early Mary Hall illustration of my Dad!
I'd done it at school, and remember feeling so proud when the teacher
told my parents how much she thought the picture looked like him!
(Thank you kind teacher - I know it didn't really - but I reckon 
I captured his pipe and tash with panache!!)

Miss you Dad.

Monday 21 May 2012

Some illustrations from Sophia the Flame Sister

Here are a few of my favourite images from 'Sophia the Flame Sister'.
First, Flora about to be rescued by her cousin Gwen (Guinevere)...

Here's Gwen!

And here's an action scene with the two of them about to rescue a Spell Sister!
(click on image for larger version)

Thursday 10 May 2012

Spell Sisters End Papers

I'm still busy working on the Spell Sisters Books for Simon & Schuster.
This illustration of Avalon and the surrounding kingdom 
appears on the end papers of all the books...
(click on image to see more detail)

Thursday 9 February 2012

Spell Sisters Books

At last, some new work to post on my neglected blog!
I've been working on the covers and b&w illustrations for the first four books in the Spell Sisters series for Simon & Schuster, written by Amber Castle.
They're due to be published on 1st March 2012.
(They can be found on Amazon here)
The stories are set in and around the magical world of Avalon - 
so lots of lovely images to illustrate!
I'll post more artwork after they've been published, but in the meantime I'm working on the illustrations for the next four books!