Tressa over at Tressa’s Wishful Endings
hosts this meme, Friday Favorites. I use this opportunity to highlight and feature some of my favorite illustrators.Today I am featuring a very unique artist: Oliver Jeffers
Oliver Jeffers wrote and illustrated the book Stuck. I purchased Stuck through my daughter’s preschool book order form and fell in love with both his sense of humor and his gorgeous illustrations.
His style is very unique and different from any other illustrator that I know of. I really like the way he draws his characters and how he can use simple shapes and lines to create so much expression.
Stalk Oliver Jeffers:
About Oliver Jeffers:
Oliver Jeffers makes art.
figurative painting and installation to illustration and picture-book
making, his work has been exhibited in New York, Dublin, London, Sydney,
Washington DC, Belfast and elsewhere.
A co-founder of the art collective OAR, their exhibitions include 9 days in Belfast, book and the award winning BUILDING.
clients include Orange UK, Lavazza, Sony PSP, RCA Records, Starbucks,
Candy, the Vacuum and Her Royal Majesty the Queen of England.
UK and Penguin USA publish his picture books, including the
award-winning Lost and Found and The Incredible Book Eating Boy.
has always been a strong undercurrent of narrative behind Jeffers’s
work, but his current interest in making art lies in the anomaly between
logical and emotional thinking.
While striving to find a harmonious
balance between form and content, Jeffers is curious about the opposing
means by which the world he lives in can be assessed. To explore this
he has been drawing parallels between the arts and sciences, as in his
recent solo show, Additional Information (exhibited December 2006, in
Hill St Belfast), in which figurative oil paintings were over laid with