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Kate Leiper - Meet the Illustrator

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Find out about illustrator Kate Leiper’s recent work illustrating the Book of Howlat, re-written by Scottish author James Robertson.

Originally written in the 1440s by Richard Holland, a Scottish cleric who was chaplain to Archibald Douglas, Earl of Moray, The Book of the Howlat is one of the great poetic gems of fifteenth-century Scots. It tells the story of an ugly-duckling type tale of a young owl, believing himself to be ugly, who seeks the help of what he regards as the most handsome bird the peacock.

This event is suitable for all those interested in illustration and how an artist approaches and works through the subject.

Kate Leiper is an artist and illustrator who regularly exhibits and undertakes commissions throughout the UK. She is particularly drawn to mythical and animal subjects and has previously worked on Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Folk and Fairy Tales and An Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Mythical Creatures (both Floris).

This event forms part of our occasional Careers in Art series.

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