I love looking at good illustrations. The best of them are not only a pleasure for the eye, but a real addition to the text. I’ve had the privilege of working with some wonderful illustrators, and I hope to write many more texts for illustration in the future. Actually, I’ve got a not-very-secret ambition: I want to write and illustrate a picture book all by myself. But I’ll have to do a lot of practice, and even then I won’t ever come near the skill of a Peter Bailey or an Ian Beck or a John Lawrence – to name some of my favourite illustrators.
However, the next best thing is to enjoy their pictures alongside my words. And that’ll have to do, for now.