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    The bear & the boy (2011)

  • The_crow_trap_copy

    The crow trap (2011)

  • Wolf_child

    Wolf child (2010)

  • R

    Cormorant boy (2011)

  • Bear_child1

    Bear child (2010)

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    The bear (2011)

  • T

    The polar bear and the boat (2011)

  • Dog_child

    Dog child (2010)

Sarah Ball

Posted by Charlotte Simmonds,

Sarah Ball is the woman I would want to illustrate my children’s books – then again, maybe she’d give them ideas. Her paintings are the stuff of childhood fantasy – a world without adults, where wild animals tower larger then life, where a moonlight walk through a snowy wood isn’t at all out of the ordinary. Her work is the kind which allows imagination to run rampant, a blend of the gentle and the ominous, so ripe with narrative they wouldn’t even need text to accompany them. Dream on, Ms. Ball, dream on! I’ll be watching.


Posted by Charlotte Simmonds

Californian Charlotte joined us as an editorial intern after studying at New York university and London Metropolitan University. She wrote for the site between January and March 2012.