Illustrator Jane Pinkney was recently invited to be artist in residence at Nunnington Hall, North Yorkshire.
Pinkney is well known as the illustrator of books such as The Mice of Nibbling Village, Mouse Mischief and Mouse Time.
She grew up on the rural outskirts of Barnsley, Bradford and Middlesbrough. Her father’s interest in botany inspired her own fascination with the natural world. Pinkney combined a prodigious talent for drawing with a vivid, nostalgic imagination.
Now her watercolours are being exhibitied for the first time in this selling exhibition at Nunnington, organised in collaboration with the Chris Beetles Gallery. The show includes both older work and new pictures inspired by the house.
The exhibition runs at Nunnington Hall from 9 August until 18 September 2011.
The book The Mice of Nibbling Village has also been brought out in a new edition by the National Trust.