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Augutus giclee prints available!
I’m delighted to announce that I have realesed my first EVER digital print.
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of ‘Augustus and his Smile’ this limited edition Giclée print is available, printed on watercolour paper, each print is signed and dated and costs £150. Print size 52cm x 26cm.
Please email [email protected] for further info…
Children’s Book Illustration Exhibition, Bristol. 29th September – 13th October 2016
I’m exhibiting in this lovely group exhibition which will be held at Gallery Twentytwo, 22 Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3PR. you can see the work I’ll have on display if you click here
The exhibition continues Friday 30th September to Saturday 15th October. 10.30am - 6.00pm.
Signed original artwork and prints by more than 40 of the U’K's best contemporary children’s book illusttrators will be on display, with prices ranging from £75 - £2,500.
Entrance is FREE and accompanied childrean are welcome!
As The Nights Draw In. An exhibition at the Whitehouse Gallery. 5th September ~ 31st October 2015
A mixed exhibition in the beautiful Whitehouse Gallery - Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway. I’m exhibiting a number of my silk screen prints and originals.
Please call: +44 (0) 1557 330223. Or click here for more information.
The Whitehouse Gallery
47 St Marys Street
Dumfries & Galloway
Prickles, Fur and Feather. An exhibition at Sarah Wiseman Gallery, Oxford. 5th - 26th September 2015
I’m having a joint exhibition with artist and printmaker Angie Lewin this September. I’ll be exhibiting a large collection of new silk screen prints and original paintings. For further information please click here.
Sarah Wiseman Gallery, 40-41 South Parade, Oxford, OX2 7JL. Tel: (+44) 01865 515 123 Email: [email protected]
The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland - Illustrator In Residence
I am absolutely delighted to be able to officially announce that I am the ILLUSTRATOR IN RESIDENCE for the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS), which encompasses Edinburgh Zoo and Highland Wildlife Park, Kincraig. Watch this space…such exciting times ahead!
Exhition at Zillah Bell Gallery, North Yorkshire. 1st August 2015
I’ll be showing a large selection of my silk screen prints in this beautiful gallery in the centre of Thirsk. The gallery is huge and it’s well worth a visit to browse their stunning collection of prints and paintings.
Zillah Bell Galleries, 15 Kirkgate,Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 1PQ
Opening Hours: Mon - Sat10am - 1pm & 2pm - 5pm. Closed Sun & Bank Holidays
Email: [email protected] Telephone: 01845 522479
Exhibition at Baxters Gallery, Dartmouth. 24th July 2015
Opening Friday 24th July 2015
I’ve sent lots of new silk screen prints and paintings down to Baxters for their summer exhibition. From Hedgehogs to cows!
Catherine Rayner @ Edinburgh International Book Festival. 17th August 2015
Catherine Rayner Brings Characters to Life
Mon 17 Aug 10:30am - 11:30am ScottishPower Foundation Studio £4.50
Meet talented illustrator and picture book creator Catherine Rayner and find out how she makes her beautiful characters come to life on the page. Catherine is the author and illustrator of over a dozen children’s books including Harris Finds his Feet, winner of the 2009 Kate Greenaway Medal, and Norris the Bear who Shared, recognised as a ‘A Modern Children’s Classic’ by The Sunday Times. Watch as she recreates her sensational illustrations right before your eyes and join in with lots of drawing, counting and stories.
For further details and tickets please click here.
SOLO SHOW at Flat Cat Gallery, Scottish Borders
Opening 16th July 2015
I’ll be exhibiting a new collection of paintings along side my silk screen prints at the Flat Cat Gallery this summer.
Flat Cat Gallery is one of the very first galleries I showed with, so it’s exciting to be working towards another big show with them!
You can contact the gallery on 01578 722 808 or visit Market Place, Lauder, Berwickshire TD2 6SR
Exhibition at Moy Mackay Gallery, Peebles, Scotland. 20th March – 17th May
A lovely mixed spring exhibition in Peebles! Please contact the gallery on 01721 722116 or visit the website for further details.
Moy Mackay Gallery, 17 Northgate Peebles, EH45 8RX, Scotland
Spring Show at Sarah Wiseman Gallery, Oxford. 14th March - 25th April 2015.
I’ll be showing a selection of new silk screen prints in this lovely, energetic mixed spring show! For more information please click here or call the gallery on (+44) 01865 515 123
Sarah Wiseman Gallery, 40-41 South Parade, Oxford, OX2 7JL
March 28th: Spring is in the Hare Show at Mulberry Tree Gallery, Swanage, Dorset.
This is the first time I’ve exhibited in Swanage. I’ll be showing a selection of new work along side other artists who love to paint hares! Click here for the gallery website or call them on: 01929 423141 for more info.
Affordable Art Fair, Battersea. 12 – 15 March 2015
I’ll be exhibiting a selection of new silk screen prints with Will’s Art Warehouse. Click here for further info or call Will’s on 0208 246 4840
Norris named by the Sunday Times as one of 100 Modern Children’s Classics of the last ten years
Norris has a fancy new sticker on his cover to celebrate being chosen as one of the **Sunday Times 100 Modern Children’s Classics*. I’m absolutely delighted! Read the ful article here.
FEATURED ARTIST at The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle. Open now until 12th Feb 2014
Following the success of my solo show in 2013, I am returning as a featured artist at this amazing gallery. They also have a great cafe which is worth checking out! I’ll be exhibiting a selection of original paintings and silk screen prints. They will also have my books and cards for sale in the shop.
For more information visit www.thebiscuitfactory.com or call 0191 261 1103.
I’ll be at the Edinburgh Art Fair this week with the Atholl Gallery
I’ll have a selection of silk screen prints on display. Pop along - there’s a reall buzz about the event. The last time I went was back in 2005! It werent incredibly well then so fingers crossed for this time! I have a couple of free tickets. Please email me if you woudl like them.
The 10th anniversary EAF takes place this week! Edinburgh Corn Exchange, New Market Road, EH14 1RJ. Doors Open 11am each day Admission £5 Concessions £3. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Under 16’s free if accompanied by an adult.
The Children’s Bookshow: Ilkley
Tuesday 7th October 2014
SMELLY LOUIE - out on 31st July 2014!
I didn’t write this (below) - but it gives you a good idea what Smelly Louie is all about! Fingers and toes crossed he makes you smile…
“Louie the dog has just had a bath - and he is NOT happy about it. He smells all wrong. Determined to get his Special Smell back, he goes on a hunt for it and meets lots of smelly things along the way - a fox, some interesting dustbins and a marvellously muddy puddle to roll in. Will he succeed in getting his smell back? And, more importantly, will he be able to keep it this time . . . ?
Catherine Rayner is the Greenaway Medal-winning creator of SOLOMON CROCODILE and ERNEST. SMELLY LOUIE is full of her trademark humour and richly textured artwork. This funny canine tale will be a sure-fire hit with children and adults alike.”
Avaliable from all good book shops - or click on this link!
Exhibition: Edinburgh Printmakers at ROSL 2014
I’m delighted to be exhibiting a selection of work at the Edinburgh Printmakers at Royal Over-Seas League 2014 show.
The exhibition opened on 11 July and will run until 28 September.
You can find out more about the exhibition on the Edinburgh Printmakers website or call them on 0131 557 2479.
Royal Over-Seas League • Over-Seas House • 100 Princes Street • Edinburgh • EH2 3AB
Upcoming Exhibitions 2014
1st August - 14th September at Moy Mackay Gallery, Peebles. Featured Artist.
6th September - 27th September at The Aubrey Art Gallery, Great Dunmow, Essex. Group show.
13th September - 1st November at The Whitehouse Gallery, Kirkcudbright. Group show.
15th November onwards at The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle. Featured Artist.
Exhibition at Cut The Mustard Gallery, Langholm (Southern Scotland)
This is the first exhibiton I’ve had with this lovely gallery. They will have a selection of my silk screen prints and cards. This exhibition will run throughout the summer 2014.
You can find out more about the gallery on their website.
Or call them on: 013873 81180
Mustard Gallery • 52 High Street • Langholm • DG13 0JH
ABIGAIL - Shortlisted for the 2014 English 4-11 Picture Book Awards
Whoop - I’m thrilled! You can read more about the award if you click here…
Exhibition: The Market Place Gallery, Olney, Bucks
I’ve just started exhibiting with this brilliant little gallery. I’m constantly sending new work down and they stock my cards and books. It’s in the lovely town of Olney - well worth a visit!
For more info visit their website or call 01234 241529
My new book ABIGAIL is published!
I’ve been working on this book for a looooong time. It is a story I’ve written and illustrated about a giraffe called Abigail who just loves to count things! It has a surprise fold out ending and lots of little things for little ones to look for inside the book, whilst slightly older children will enjoy the bold illustrations and counting fun!
It’s available in all good book shops. The fist edition has sold out so Amazon don’t have any copies the the moment but it will be John Lewis’ Book of The month in September and smaller book shops should have stock. They will be publishing the second edition in October. Whilst is wonderful that a book has sold out before it’s been released, it’s very frustrating that people can’t get hold of it. If you would like a copy but can’t get one please let me know. I can put you in touch with a book shop that ordered copies nice and early so has stock!
Abigail loves to count. It is her very favourite thing. But when she tries counting Zebra’s stripes and Cheetah’s spots, they just won’t sit still. It’s hopeless! What will Abigail do? A beautiful book by award-winning author-illustrator Catherine Rayner, full of gorgeous illustrations of Abigail the giraffe and her friends Cheetah and Zebra. Abigail is a perfect bedtime read with a stunning fold-out night sky ending. Catherine Rayner is the winner of the 2009 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal for Harris Finds His Feet and illustrator and author of Solomon Crocodile and Augustus and his Smile.
‘Krrrr ... okodil!’ PICTURE BOOK OF THE YEAR 2014!!
The Dutch edition of my book ‘Solomon Crocodile’ has been selected as PICTURE BOOK OF THE YEAR 2014 in The Netherlands by the CPNB.
You can read more about it if you ‘click here’ (Google can translate the page for you if you aren’t fluent in Dutch!)...
Gobbolino The Witch’s Cat
I’ve illustrated one of my favorite children’s classics for a 70th anniversary edition!
The book was written by Ursula Moray Williams back in 1942 and I was delighted when I was asked to re-illustrate the story for this special hard cover anniversary edition. You can buy the book here.
Iris and Isaac WIN the UKLA Children’s Book Award 2012!
At the awards ceremony in the University of Leicester on Friday I found out that Iris and Isaac have won the UKLA Children’s Book Award. I am thrilled! The shortlist was wonderful, with books by Viviane Schwarz & Alexis Deacon, Suzanne Bloom, Chris Wormell, Jeanne Willis & Sarah Fox-Davies. I feel honored that my little polar bears picked up the prize.
For more information visit their website.
Solomon Crocodile Shortlisted for Scottish Children’s Book Award…
I’m utterly delighted that Solomon Crocodile has been shortlisted for this years Scottish Children’s Book Awards, along with ‘Jack and the Flumflum Tree’ by Julia Donaldson, illustrated by David Roberts and ‘The Day Louis Got Eaten’ by John Fardell.
For more information have a look at Scottish Book Trust’s website.