Meet the illustrator R.W. Alley to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the iconic Paddington Bear which exhibited as "Paddington Comes to America" at the Eric Carle Museum earlier this year.
R.W. Alley was commissioned to illustrate a new series of Paddington picture books by HarperCollins for an American audience. His version of Paddington worked so well that, two decades later, Alley continues to illustrate the Paddington books. He worked closely with author Michael Bond to develop the visual look of each story. Alley notes the author's openness to change: Bond insisted the first book be re-illustrated to reflect a major renovation at Paddington Station.
And although Paddington never ages, he is always relevant for the time. Alley's art from more than 20 Paddington picture books was on exhibit earlier this year at the Eric Carle Museum.
Free and open to all. Books will be available for sale and signing.