My agent for children's books in the USA is Laura Rennert of the marvellous Andrea Brown Literary. This year the head of the agency Andrea is celebrating a milestone birthday, and the other agents had the idea to commission a piece of original artwork from one of the agency's illustrators to be framed and presented as a gift from the staff.
Guess which artist they chose?
I painted Andrea and the staff in front of a cabin of Big Sur Lodge, where the agency holds it's annual Writing Workshops, a location that has deep significance and is full of memories for the agency.
The painting, which measures 43 x 37cm, was presented to Andrea on her birthday.... last night!
Many happy returns Andrea!