Richard Cole Prairie 2014 Detail

Richard Cole: New Paintings

Artist and children’s book designer Richard Cole has been busy this summer — painting people close to him, and journeying into landscape through acrylics.  The featured image is a new painting: Prairie, 2014 — and its reminiscent of the one he used for the last page of our new book, The Girl Who Writes.  It’s a stunning page — one of my all-time-favourites.  It makes me want to leap out of my chair — and then sit down again and write.

He has also been making movies of the evolution of his paintings.  See one here

But that’s not all — he has revived and improved our beloved Boy Who Paints site (see it here at and is painting feverishly to get ready for his fall and winter shows.