Thursday, April 7, 2011

Sonia Kretschmar - 2011 Archibald Prize Finalist!

April is proving to be quite a busy month! Happy to say the Archibald prize finalists were announced today, and my portrait of author Cassandra Golds made the cut! I chose Cassandra as I have already illustrated the covers for three of her novels published by Penguin Books (Clair de Lune, The Museum of Mary Child, and The Three Loves of Persimmon) and I love the imagery she uses in her writing so it seemed like the natural thing to do :)

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Sonia Kretschmar - Song of the Dove

Just released! Written by Errol Broome, and published by Walker Books, 'Song of the Dove' is a love story based on the life of Italian composer Vincenzo Bellini. As tragic as any great opera, it was a lovely project to work on, as the 1830's were a lushly decorated time indeed.

For those in Melbourne, the book will be launched Friday April 8, 6.30 - 8pm at Readings Carlton.