Jul 5th, 2016 by littleknollpress
Portrait sketching LIVE!! on radio
Suzan Houching, Gervase Gregory & Alan Langford
take 20 minutes to sketch
the BBC Radio Solent Breakfast Show
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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Apr 27th, 2016 by littleknollpress
Wizzy the Animal Whisperer
written by Anthony Ridgway
and illustrated by Suzan Houching
Ant Ridgway’s new book, Wizzy the Animal Whisperer, is an adventure story about Wizzy the wheelchair, Dan, and friends, James and Sophie.
The book will be launched on the
29th of October at The Point, Eastleigh
– 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!
Ant has cerebral palsy and has been wheelchair bound all his life, so he has a unique take on life which makes this book very special.
He also has limited sight and hand coordination and writes using a computer programme that uses a large keyboard and speaks each letter out as he types.
Ant’s hearing is acute though, and this works to advantage in a story that is told mostly in dialogue.
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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Dec 9th, 2015 by littleknollpress
African Encounters by John R Pritchard
In this personal memoir John Pritchard, historian of the Methodist Missionary Society and its former General Secretary, recalls elements of a life in which Africa loomed large.
In his schooldays large parts of Africa were still coloured pink and the long process of decolonization had barely begun when he started university. After John graduated in theology, he offered, with his fiancée, Pat, for missionary service in West Africa, and in 1966 they were sent to Côte d’Ivoire, where John travelled around a scattered rural circuit of sixty churches, in a Renault 4 where possible and on foot if necessary. Within a year another ten churches had been planted.
After their first furlough, John and Pat returned to a new assignment in the Ivorian capital, Abidjan. The challenges in the fast growing port were quite different, with industry, commerce and population expanding exponentially. They lived in Abidjan until 1975; their children, Claire and Paul, grew up and began school there. At times John’s work took him further afield: west to Senegal, north to Mali, south to Zaire and Zambia.
Following eleven years as a circuit minister in England, John was appointed Africa Secretary of the Methodist Church Overseas Division. The post was London-based, but three or four times a year he visited partner Churches to meet, encourage and learn from African colleagues: addressing together the issues that confronted small Christian communities, fast-growing churches or the challenges of South Africa under apartheid.
Looking back over half a century, John’s memories resonate with the words of the Zulu song, ‘Thuma Mina’ – ‘Send me, Lord.’
African Encounters by John R Pritchard
Pages: 1 2
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Nov 18th, 2015 by littleknollpress
Stan Lee – contrary to a facebook scam the comic strip writer Stan Lee is still alive and well.
Listen to the interview with Stan the inventor of Spider-Man, broadcast this morning on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme – http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p038d4wr
This Alan Langford comic style illustration is in his book ‘WELGORA’.
As visualiser of an entire pantheon of super heroes Stan is a super hero to Alan Langford, who spent years working freelance as a comic strip illustrator.
Tags: Alan Langford, art, BBC Radio 4, book, cartoonist, comic illustrator, comic strip, comic strip writer, equestrian, equestrian art, illustration, interview, Radio4, Spider-Man, Spiderman, Stan Lee, Today, Today programme, WELGORA, writer