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Holly Clifton-Brown . Talented Illustrator off to Bologna Children’s Book Fair.

February 4, 2012

Holly Clifton-Brown is a freelance illustrator living in London. Her work combines traditional painting with contemporary techniques to create a unique and imaginative visual language.


Holly is a talented girl and has already been commissioned for picture books with: Anderson Press, Templar Publishing, Egmont Ltd, Carlton Publishing Ltd and Lerner Books.  She works in creative partnership with Author Will Brenton, Director of Wish Films.

She also finds time to create artwork for other companies.

She is revamping some of the traditional fairy stories and poems such as Alice, Pinocchio and The Owl and the Pussycat as well as creating some more of her own.

She has a wonderful control of her materials and a fantastically creative imagination. Here’s a couple of her idea sketches.

Holly will have an exhibition ‘Tales from a Pea Green Boat’ at Le Garage, 115 Dulwich Road, SE24 0NG from the 6th – 20th April 2012, you can keep track of her work on her blog.   In the meantime she’s off to Bologna, Italy  for the 2012 Children’s Book Fair on from the 19th til the 22nd March.  Have a great time Holly, who knows I may even see you there !

The Bologna Children’s Book Fair is the most important international event dedicated to the children’s publishing and multimedia industry. In Bologna authors, illustrators, literary agents, licensors and licensees, packagers, distributors, printers, booksellers, and librarians meet to sell and buy copyright, find the very best of children’s publishing and multimedia production, generate and gather new contacts while strengthening professional relationships, discover new business opportunities, discuss and debate the latest sector trends.  About 1200 exhibitors coming from 66 countries and 5000 international professional trade representatives in 2012. In its 49th edition, the Fair offers more than 20.000 square meters (about 215.000 square feet) of exhibition space with a simple and easy-to-understand layout.  Find out more from the link above.

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