Saturday, 23 May 2020

The Book of Revelation

I have decided to try my hand at illustrating an existing text, and chose the Biblical book of Revelation (King James Version). It was an interesting challenge, because I'm not really used to this sort of weighty subject matter!

It will be published in June, but until the end of this month, you can download a PDF version of it for free here.

Monday, 4 May 2020

Sun, Moon and Sky

My new children's book, Why the Sun and Moon live in the Sky is now available for sale at Amazon, in both paperback and e-book versions. It is a retelling of a Nigerian  folktale, with new, original illustrations.

Here are the cover and first few pages:

By on Amazon

Sunday, 1 March 2020

Lots of mini-paintings

I have been rather busy with all manner of things, but made time to squeeze in small paintings whenever I could, trying out various styles and techniques. These are all about ACEO size, i.e. about 65 x 90 mm, and they are fun and quick to complete. They also give one opportunity to quickly try out new ideas or techniques.

Nowadays I turn these into fridge magnets by simply sticking a magnet to the back. In this form they have been doing reasonably well at a local gallery. I think I may upload some to my Bid-or-buy store as well... 

Sunday, 9 February 2020

Blue wall

Acrylics on Masonite, 25 x 20 cm:

This item may be for sale on my Bid-or-Buy store, or e-mail me at

Wednesday, 5 February 2020

A new book: Tall Trouble

Finally, my new children's book, Tall Trouble, is available at Amazon. Here's the cover:

Sarah finds a lost giraffe in the garden. But what on earth does one do with a giraffe? She finds out as they set off to find the giraffe's home...
Suitable for ages 5 - 8, or thereabouts.

Here are the first few pages:

or get the cheap digital version (not necessarily in color) here.

Sunday, 26 January 2020

Trumpet flowers

Acrylics on Masonite, 15 x 20 cm (= about 6 x 8 cm):

This item may be for sale on my Bid-or-Buy store, or contact me at brianvds at