Twenty-three year old poet and artist Den Scheer is a university student and Young Australia Artist of the Year. She's already released the Aurealis-shortlisted In the Beech Forest and has followed up with the gorgeous The Running Horses, from which we're excited to be exhibiting this year.
Come down to the festival and see for yourself the incredible beauty of her work!
1. What book/s will you be speaking about at this year’s HeArtlines Festival?
My latest conceptual book, The Running Horses.
2. Where did inspiration for that book come from?
A portfolio I developed as a university assignment. I was studying different ways of representing dynamic movement through the static media of printmaking. One half of the folio explored abstract drypoints of hoof scratches and the other developed the monoprints that formed the book.
3. What’s your advice to aspiring writers or illustrators of children’s books?
No matter how many rejections your work receives, consider the feedback and constantly improve your folio.
4. What did you have for breakfast this morning?
I don’t normally eat breakfast, but when I do it’s normally left overs.
You can see more of Den's work and buy her books at 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 and illustrators, from 15 May till 28 June 2015.
The exhibition is FREE, and here's more information about primary school, high school and public workshops.