Hand embellished print Enchanted Forest
Limited edition 21/45
Collect from gallery £410
Including UK delivery £440
Image 46.5 x 46.5 cm
Including triple ivory coloured mount 65.5 x 67.5 cm
From stranded mermaids and flying camels to golden statues and dancing princesses, Jane Ray’s distinctive style has established her as a successful picture book artist, recognised in Britain, Europe and the U.S.
Known mainly for her books for children, Jane has also designed greetings cards, posters and bookjackets.
Born in London, Jane studied art and design at Middlesex University. Her main study was ceramics and she didn’t start to illustrate until she left college. Her first published work was a series of greetings cards for Roger la Borde, followed by some book jackets and eventually black and white illustrations for a poetry anthology with Orchard Books.
Her first full colour picture book was A Balloon for Grandad by Nigel Gray, published by Orchard Books in 1989. Since then Jane has illustrated numerous children’s books, including Fairy Tales by Berlie Doherty, The King of Capri by Jeanette Winterson, The Lost happy Endings by Carol Ann Duffy and Moonbird by Joyce Dunbar. But Jane is increasingly writing her own material. Her first story was ‘Can you catch a Mermaid?’ and this has been followed by ‘The Apple Pip Princess’, ‘The Dolls House Fairy’, and ‘Ahmed and the feather Girl’. She has also retold `Snow White’ in a magnificent `pop-up` version and is working on Cinderella using the same format.