Saturday, 23 November 2013

Lion's Heart & Lemongrass Gift

Amazon Kindle Gift
Such a lovely surprise to receive this gift from Jasper Smithey. My book cover looks stunning on Kindle and I can't wait to read this over the Christmas period. I'm looking forward to creating more cover illustrations for Jasper on his forthcoming books. Such a kind gesture, I'm really chuffed.

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Walking on Gold

Walking on Gold by Janine Amos
Book Cover by Maria Forrester
A few weeks back I completed a lovely commission for a book cover aimed at young readers.

To read an extract from the book and for more information about Janine's work and other books, you can visit her new website The book is due to be published in Spring 2014 and sounds really exciting. I'm sure it is going to be a great success and I'm looking forward to reading the whole book.

This book cover was created using various media. Watercolour and cling film was used for the background. Rubbings of fossils, drawings of coins and grasses (and making them look like rubbings), acrylic paint, hand rendered text and even my rough seagull drawings were used to create this colourful cover. This was a commission for the full front and back cover, but also for publication on ebooks.

Some Development Images

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Website Update

Rough Design
I finally managed to update my website. There are a couple of new commissioned book covers in the Galleries section and also a page devoted solely to my "Twisted Targets". I'm working on some more targets at the moment and I'll add these also when they are finished. My printing came out well so I'm ready to 'target' companies now. Wish me well.