Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Incredible Artists, Wonderful People: Barbara Reid

Barbara Reid
Continuing with our monthly digest of my favorite artists, this month I have the honor of introducing to you the amazing and incredibly talented children's book illustrator, Barbara Reid! :)

Her illustrations are so amazing, that I could spend hours looking at them! My girls and I adore her books! To me, her work is what "painting with plasticine" is all about! I absolutely adore her style!!!

Here is our Interview:

When & how did you discovered Plasticine?

I can't remember a time I didn't like playing with plasticine, I've been having fun with it since I was a kid. I started to use it for illustration at OCAD, around 1979.

Wow! That's 31 years of illustrating with Plasticine!!! :)

Have you ever worked in Polymer clay? Done any sculptures?

I have made a few things with polymer clay, little figures and beads and things but I don't enjoy working with it.

Is there anything you dream of doing and hope to try one day? (like claymations or any project of your own that you have not had time to explore?

I would love to do a claymation film, create a cartoon strip, write a middle grade novel, direct a play, oh the list goes on!

Her latest children's book: "Picture a Tree" started shipping from the Scholastic warehouse just last week! She is touring across Canada during this month (October).

To learn more visit her website: http://www.barbarareid.ca

Thank you Barbara for sharing your wonderful Art with us! Your work is AMAZING! :) <3


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