May 2021 – Illustration Events

Image of Jackie Morris courtesy of Elly Lucas.

In May 2021, Litfest  partnered with Graffeg to present a trio of authors and illustrators, Nicola Davies, Cathy Fisher and Jackie Morris,  in two very special events hosted from Jackie Morris’ kitchen!

Both events can be viewed on the Litfest Crowdcast site until 23rd June 2021.

Jackie Morris lives in Wales where she writes and paints. She has two children, a small pack of dogs and a small pride of cats. Jackie exhibits her paintings in galleries nationwide. Her bestselling picture books include Tell Me a Dragon and Lord of the Forest. Jackie worked with Robert MacFarlane on Kate Greenaway award winning title, The Lost Words.

Image of Jackie Morris courtesy of Elly Lucas.

Nicola Davies has been fascinated by animals from the moment she could walk into the garden watching ants and worms. Nicola has written over 60 books for children including Last which she illustrated herself.  The School Library Association awarded her for her outstanding contribution to information books. Nicola is a passionate advocate for illustration and was made Professor of Practice by Swansea University in 2019.

Cathy Fisher has been a teacher and artist all of her life and has worked in the UK, the Seychelles and Australia.  Cathy’s first picturebook for Graffeg  was Perfect written by Nicola Davies and was longlisted for Kate Greenaway Medal as was The Pond which the pair also collaborated upon.