An interview with illustrator Alan Baker

A whole month has passed since the Wildlife Trust’s #30dayswild and I look back with great fondness at an exciting and wildlife packed 30 days.

Since then, I have been busy volunteering (more about this soon) and have also written an article for the magazine Viva Lewes about award winning illustrator Alan Baker, whose images of the natural world have been commissioned by numerous clients including the World Wildlife Fund, Penguin books and The Sunday Times. His illustrations for the Guardian wallchart series brought him great acclaim and he has won the Whitbread Award  and the Benson & Hedges Illustration Awards Gold.

Back in April, I had the pleasure of visiting Alan’s unusual and quirky home in Telscombe high up on the Downs and we chatted at great length about his career, as well as his plans to develop the land surrounding his home – he has already planted over a thousand trees!

You can read the article in the current edition of Viva Lewes (Page 81) on Viva’s website here. Hard copies came be found in various venues in Lewes.

Alan Baker's home in Telscombe

Alan Baker’s home in Telscombe

Find out more about Alan’s work and see his beautiful illustrations here.



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