Peter Malone

Original picture book artwork by Peter Malone is available for purchase from Children’s Book Illustration.

Peter Malone was born at Fareham, Hampshire. Soon after graduating in fine art, he taught drawing to art foundation students but for the last twenty years he has worked as an illustrator. For the most part he has illustrated classic and modern books, for both children and adults, for publishers in Britain and the United States. He has also undertaken commissions for Royal Mail stamps, editorial work and design projects. His work has been chosen frequently for exhibition at the AOI and SOI, gaining two bronze awards and certificates of merit. The books which he has illustrated have been translated into languages as diverse as Korean and Catalan and have been consistently well reviewed.

He works in gouache and watercolour.

Past clients include: Orion, Running Press, Chronicle Books, Arthur A. Levine Books, Penguin Putnam, Knopf, Pavilion, Random House, Lothrop, Harper Collins, Dorling Kindersley, The Folio Society, Templar Books, Holiday House, The New Yorker, Royal Mail, Decca.

In press reviews his work has been described as- ‘lyrical; witty; poignant; haunting; exuberant; modern yet traditional; ethereal and earthy; brilliant with colour and feeling; sophisticated in composition; full of theatrical panache; possessing a unique enchantment that a thoughtful child will return to again and again; elegant paintings that interpret rather than simply illustrate; zesty characterisations; somewhere between Bosch and Rousseau; a marriage of Edward Gorey and the Pre-Raphaelites; he gives the child a detailed, complex but uncluttered world to explore’.

His artwork is highly sought-after by publishers and collectors alike.

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