Once Upon a Snowstorm
This book was shorlisted for the World Illustration Awards 2018, Professional Children's Books Category.
Merit Winner for the 3x3 International Picture Book Show No.15, Published Children's Books Category.
"Invokes both the intimate and the epic...and a world in which the landscapes of reality and those of a child's imagination collide... this is a book that reminds us we don’t always needs words."
―Olivia Lomenech Gill, illustrator of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
"Stunning . . . the dreamlike illustrations swept me up and took me on quite an incredible, visually enchanting journey. All in one sweep, this beautiful wordless story broke my heart. An incredibly stunning book."
―David Litchfield, author and illustrator of The Bear and the Piano
"Captivating and atmospheric, with a pitch-perfect use of color."
―Levi Pinfold, author and illustrator of Black Dog
"It's beautiful. I love the details in the snow flakes . . . and the funny close ups of the animals faces. Such a warm story, frosted with magic."
―Polly Dunbar, illustrator of Penguin
―Sarah McIntyre, author and illustrator.
"Richard's illustrations are very gentle and soft, beautiful images of forest and winter landscapes . . ."
―Tomislav Tomic, author and illustrator.
"A magical beutifully illustrated story that reminded me of Raymond Briggs' The Snowman, one of my all time favourites."
―David Tazzyman, author and illustrator.
"Stunning, wordless picture book that has a dream like quality and a captivating message...the frosty fantasy will make you yearn for an open fire and mugs of hot chocolate."
―Daily Mail - BOOKS OF THE YEAR
"Beautifully illustrated and entirely wordless, inviting more storytelling from the reader every time"
"The perfect book for cosy autumn and winter nights"
"A magical winter tale of friendship and discovery"
"A dreamy visual narrative to brighten winter evenings"
Wind in the Willows
Written by Kenneth Grahame.
Association of Illustrators: Gold Award Winner, Images 36: Children's Books.
My ambition was to try to capture some of the atmosphere, humour and the sense of place in Grahame's world, combining a partly realistic and partly stylised body of work. I tried to visualise moments of quiet tension and dramatic action from the story.This was one of my favourite scenes to illustrate, as Moley ventures deeper into the Wild Wood.