In the summer of 2014, my friend (who just so happens to own her own bookshop) asked if I could decorate the window based on a book quote with a nautical theme. I chose a quote from Jules Verne’s ‘20,000 Leagues Under The Sea’. I had to shorten the quote somewhat, (so it’d actually fit in the window!) but I don’t think shortening took away the desired effect:
‘The Sea is everything. It is an immense desert where man is never alone, for he feels life quivering around him on every side’.
This opportunity was brilliant for me as, 1. I love the sea and all the creatures in it, and 2. what better place to advertise your illustrations than on a massive shop window?