This new fairy book commissioned
and produced by Chrysalis
Books and presented by David Riché features
Myrea Pettit's pictures and drawings with foreword written
by Brian Froud.
"From the gothic fantasies of Amy Brown to Myrea Pettit's
gentle, playful creatures, this breathtaking collection of
superbly reproduced paintings celebrates the finest in fairy
The new and modern artists whose work appears here triumphantly
occupy the space left by such innovators as Arthur Rackham
and Cicely Mary Baker. Some have rebelled against the old
traditions or turned them on their head; others follow in
the paths forged by earlier masters.
Each one has chosen his or her favorite pieces, and all
the illustrators reveal their inspiration, preferred techniques,
and working methods.
Pen-and ink, watercolor, oil, pastel: every medium is represented
in gorgeous images by John Arthur, Julie Baroh, Jasmine Becket-Griffith,
Linda Biggs, Amy Brown, Hazel Brown, James Browne, David
Delamare, Brian Froud, Maxine Gadd, Jessica Galbreth, Marja
Lee Kruÿt, Myrea Pettit, Natalia Pierandrei, Stephanie
Pui Mun-Law, Linda Ravenscroft, Ann Mari Sjögren, Paulina
Stuckey, Ryu Takeuchi, Jacqueline Collen-Tarrolly, Kim Turner
and Maria J.William".
Review the Book
Signing at Waterstones
'The Art of Faery'
(Collins and Brown) was published in October 2003.