A *brilliant* new children’s book
WIZZY, the Animal Whisperer
by Anthony Ridgway – author
and Suzan Houching – artist
Unique Books – Extraordinary Places – Fascinating People
Oct 22nd, 2016 by littleknollpress
After 20 minutes the sketching stopped for Steve’s interview with Suzan, Gervase and Alan.
Please come !
MEET the ARTISTS
Book Signing Event
Southampton City Art Gallery
Saturday July 16th
A Lifetime in Postcards
by Gervase A Gregory
‘I think the book is wonderful; it perfectly evokes the mood, pace of life, beauty and variety that is The New Forest and The Waterside. So well prepared and presented, it’s like a tour of the Forest. I appreciate the OS map references. It is helping my memory of places like Lepe, which I have been to countless times, along with Hatchet Pond, my mother and father’s favourite place.’
John Grimley, Toronto, Canada.
My Story in Colour
by Suzan Houching
‘Suzan’s book is full of her glorious paintings, each telling a story, in pictures as well as in words. She seems to be one of those rare people, just as at home with a pen as with a paint brush. Her keen observation of life and the funny things that happen made me laugh. I found myself being immediately drawn into a wonderful, sunny world.’
Hannah Gordon in the book’s Foreword
the equestrian art of
‘Alan’s book abounds with drawings and paintings of great energy and movement, but not only that, they tell stories, of people, of horses, in some cases of a vanishing lifestyle. With Alan’s work, every picture really does tell a story. The book does the same and what better thing can you say about a book or a painting than that?’
Alison Wilson Reviewer Society of Equestrian Artists
Missed the BBC Radio Solent Breakfast Show
‘listen again‘ online click HERE
select this section 01:53:40 – 02:01:24
For VIDEO of the artists working on their portraits of Steve go to Radio Solent’s Facebook page 7th July 2016.
If you would like to have a go at your own portrait of Steve, here is his photo.
See what you can do and email me a jpeg or pdf of your portrait – Jenny@LittleKnollPress.co.uk
The best will join the artists’ work for display at the Southampton Art Gallery book signing event.
How’s that? You’ll be able to say you have work hung in the city’s gallery!!
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– a date for your diary!
Please let me know if you would like to come.
In the photo at a progress meeting are Grethe (Ant’s mum), Ant, and Suzan Houching, who is illustrating the book.
Oh, and of course, WIZZY, the wheelchair!
Suzan’s wonderful illustrations are full of character, perfectly bringing the story to life.
A project to watch!!
|If I had known how the day would end, I’d never have been bickering with Wizzy over a horse.
The cart horse started as we approached her. Her nostrils flared, eyes widened.
Wizzy made strange noises. “CLICK, CLICK! … CLACK! CLACKETY, CLICK, CLICK !! CLACK, CLICK, CLACK!”
The horse looked at us, ambled over.
“I didn’t know that you could speak horse, Wizzy.”
“I can speak to any animal. This one’s known as Nellie.”
“When you’ve quite finished boasting how clever you are – oh! er! we’re going into a ditch.”
“Oops! Picky, aren’t we?”
“It’s a fine start to our farm holiday. You’re always getting us into scrapes.”
“True, but I always get us out of them.”
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