"Plum-Picking with Niamh Clune."
Some of you will recognize this distinctive style. It is that of Marta Pelrine Bacon’s. She is the mystical lady who has allowed us to use her art to create the ‘look’ of Plum Tree Books. I have plastered Marta’s drawings all over our pages.
Marta tells me that she cuts up her novels to make her art. Well! That is one way of relieving editing angst! Working in pen and ink, I think Marta shows a distinctive and exceptional style. Marta is also a budding novelist. I hope she doesn’t cut up all her novels, as Plum Tree Books will have nothing to publish!
This is such a happy picture. Have you ever seen a bunny sleeping in a tree? If not, why not? Marta’s work is magical and you will see much more of it in some of the children’s books we will be producing. Now wouldn’t this drawing look wonderful on the wall of a child’s nursery? What a unique gift!
And have you ever seen colour such as this? Maria Antonietta Terrana is Sicilian. She paints scenes of her homeland, tantalising us with her colours and impressionistic views of her world. I jump into Maria’s paintings. I am captivated by the stories she tells through her pictures. I smell her salt air, taste her food, sit at her cafe table and watch her Sicilian world go by. And her sunflowers! I am keeping them a secret, until we reveal our next project! Move over, Van Gogh!
Maria’s light and dark hands reach for the same thing. I think this a great metaphor for our project, Song Of Sahel, which is about: the have’s and have not’s; those who dream; those who do not!
Both of these marvelous paintings will be available for auction here.
Participating Bloggers in the Song Of Sahel!
Susie Bertie http://sooziebird.blogspot.com
Shirani Rajapakse http://shiranirajapakse.wordpress.com/2012/08/05/a-gift-for-life-join-me-in-the-song-of-sahel/
Claudio Fiore http://claudfiore.blogspot.com/
Tonia Harris http://passionfind.wordpress.com
Tony Mutton AKA DarKasean http://darkarsean.wordpress.com/2012/08/06/1216/
Joss Landry: http://josslandry.com/385/
This Kid Reviews Books: http://thiskidreviewsbooks.com