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Brian Lovelock

Brian_Lovelock.jpgBrian Lovelock is a scientist who has painted all his life, but has only recently started illustrating picture books. He likes strong composition, saturated colour, and imaginative perspective, working mainly with watercolour, but adding acrylic ink and coloured pencil. His first picture book, Roadworks (written by Sally Sutton and published by Walker Books) won the 2009 New Zealand Post Book Award for Best Picture Book.
Brian has always loved picture books, the infinite variety of styles and the individuality that artists can impart to a book. His favourites are humorous, quirky books such as Whatever (William Bee), Slow Loris (Alexis Deacon) and Lost and Found (Oliver Jeffers). Brian’s other interests include reading, cooking and spending time with his friends. He lives in Auckland with his partner Sher Foley and his two children, Jackie and Harry.

Selected bibliography:
  • New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards 2009 Picture Book Winner for Roadworks.
  • Russell Clarke Award 2009 Shortlist for Roadworks.
  • Storylines Notable Book Awards 2009 Picture Books List for Roadworks.
  • Storylines Notable Book Awards 2011 Picture Books List for The Rain Train.

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