great portrait of children’s illustrator Shaun Tan

Australian artist Nick Stathopoulos painted a great portrait of children’s illustrator and writer Shaun Tan (The Red Tree, The Arrival, The Lost Thing). Stathopoulos’ painting has made the finals for the 2008 Australian Doug Moran National Portrait Prize. I love Shaun Tan’s illustrations and picture books (see my review of The Red Tree; the artwork is stunning), so it was fun to stumble upon this. I really like how Stathopoulos incorporates the fantasy that Tan uses in his work; this makes the portrait all the more appealing and visually interesting. A great piece!

“Shaun’s World: Portrait of Shaun Tan”painting by Nick Stathopoulos

Thanks to Justine Larbalestier who posted about this on her blog.

About Cheryl Rainfield

I write the books I needed and couldn't find as a teen. I write teen fiction--paranormal fantasy and gritty realistic fiction. I'm the author of SCARS (WestSide Books, 2010) #1 ALA QuickPicks, and Governor General Literary Award Finalist, HUNTED (WestSide Books, Oct 2011), STAINED (Harcourt, 2013), The Last Dragon (HIP Books, Sept 2009), and Walking Both Sides (HIP Books, 2011). I also enjoy drawing, surfing the web, connecting with people I like, doing crafts, and being with my dog.
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