Kyle Hughes-Odgers: Four Fab Festival questions

We're thrilled to be exhibiting work by Kyle Hughes-Odgers at this year's HeARTlines exhibition. 

Last year we featured Kyle's award-winning book, 'Ten Tiny Things', created in partnership with author Meg McKinlay

This year, Kyle was good enough to answer our Four Fab Festival questions:

1: What book/s will you be speaking about at this year’s HeArtlines Festival? 
I will be exhibiting some original paintings from my latest children's book ‘On a Small Island

2: Where did inspiration for that book come from? 
I had been thinking about making a book about resourcefulness and appreciating what you have.

I also really wanted to paint the ocean. So the two merged and formed ‘On a Small Island.’

3: What’s your advice to aspiring writers or illustrators of children’s books?
Be a problem solver. Find avenues to make the work you want to make and seek out the opportunities to do this.

4: What did you have for breakfast this morning?
Well everyone knows I'm a very extravagant man with an extremely sophisticated palette.

Breakfast is not to be underestimated.

I had a small coffee and some cereal.

Thanks Kyle!

You can check out Kyle's amazing work and buy the book when you come to this year's heARTlines festival in Mundaring, where we'll be exhibiting awesome artwork from Western Australia's most fabulous children's illustrators, and featuring workshops from WA's best children's authors, from 15 May till 28 June 2015.

The exhibition is FREE, and we'll be releasing more information about workshops this space.