My friend's daughter will be 5 years old next Sunday! I made a donkey for last year's party so wanted to branch out and do a different animal this year. I was debating between a zebra or a giraffe: the giraffe won!
I was asked a while ago if I would be willing to paint a canvas for a charity exhibition in aid of a new SOS Children's village in Chipata, Zambia. As far as I can remember I've only ever painted one canvas before but this time I have tried to make it look like my picture book work. Each canvas submitted will be for sale for £45 on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th November at the Farnsworth Hall, Chesterton Community College, Cambridge.
My name is Nicola Killen and I graduated in 2009 with an MA in Children's Book Illustration from Cambridge School of Art at Anglia Ruskin University. Since graduating I have been working with the publishers Egmont UK. My first picture book "Not Me!" was published in 2010. My next book "Fluff and Billy do everything together" was followed by my first board books, "Animal Numbers" and "Animal Colours". My 3rd picture book, "I Got a Crocodile" was published by Simon and Schuster in February.
Please note that all images on this blog are copyright Nicola Killen and may not be reproduced without prior permission. Thanks.