Artist Talk - Pam Smy
Wednesday 1st May 2019
7pm – 9pm
Leicester High School for Girls,
454 London Rd, Leicester LE2 2PP.
NOTE PARKING WILL BE LIMITED. OUR ADVICE IS TO CAR SHARE IF POSSIBLE. ARRIVE EARLY IN CASE YOU HAVE TO PARK ON NEARBY STREETS
Pam Smy is an illustrator and author whose work is inspired by the people and places she captures through observational drawing. In this talk she explores how her sketchbooks are integral to recording the world around her and developing imaginary spaces, place and characters.
Free for members, guests welcome - £3.00 donation
Pam Smy has illustrated folktales, chapter books, nursery rhyme collections, picture books and novels. She has had 18 years of art school teaching and lecturing experience and, over this time, has developed an understanding of how to nurture creative process and work through ideas with illustrators; recently she set up Orange Beak Studio with fellow book-creators, Maisie Paradise and Ness Wood. She has a passion for observational drawing and sketchbooks.
Her books have been published in UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Korea, Italy, Spain, The Netherlands, Denmark & Israel
Soon to be published in Russia, Latin America, China, Vietnam, France & Brazil.
Nominated for CILIP Greenaway Medal for Lob, written by Linda Newbery, published by David Fickling Books in 2015 for Lob
Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize, Older Fiction Category, 2018 for Thornhill
Shortlisted for the CILIP Greenaway Medal, 2018 for Thornhill
Shortlisted for the Leeds Book Awards, 2018 for Thornhill
Shortlisted for the Oxfordshire Book Award, 2018 for Thornhill.