A Brush Full of Colour: The World of Ted Harrison by Margriet RuursA Brush Full of Colour: The World of Ted Harrison by Margriet Ruurs

A Brush Full of Colour: The World of Ted Harrison

byMargriet Ruurs, Katherine Gibson

Hardcover | September 29, 2014

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Ted Harrison’s brightly coloured and wildly imaginative paintings set in the Yukon have become synonymous with the North. His instantly-recognizable images of the land of the midnight sun hang in galleries and private collections around the world. But how did a boy who grew up in a drab mining town in northeast England become one of Canada’s most beloved and decorated artists?A Brush Full of Colour is the story of a boy whose passion for learning would save him from a life in the coalmines. The books by the American writer Jack London and Canadian poet Robert Service fired his imagination with scenes of the wilderness and the Klondike Gold Rush. He wanted to become an artist and he went on to art school. A stint in the British IntelligenceService gave him the chance to travel. But Ted never stopped dreaming of the North, and when he saw an advertisement for teachers in Northern Alberta, he jumped at the chance.Margriet Ruurs and Katherine Gibson trace the life of Ted Harrison and the influences that would lead to his unique style as an artist. Filled with full-colour examples of his vivid art and with a foreword written by Ted Harrison, A Brush Full of Colour will provide inspiration for a new generation of budding artists.
Margriet Ruurs is the award-winning author of twenty-six books for children. Passionate about literacy, she writes children's and educational materials, edits the web magazine KIDSWWWRITE, and conducts author visits and writing workshops at international schools around the world. When she isn't travelling, Margriet runs a booklover's b...
Title:A Brush Full of Colour: The World of Ted HarrisonFormat:HardcoverDimensions:40 pages, 9.76 × 11.3 × 0.39 inPublished:September 29, 2014Publisher:Pajama Press Inc.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1927485630

ISBN - 13:9781927485637


Rated 5 out of 5 by from truly lovely What's not to love about this book. It's a very interesting read about the artist's life and work. The illustrations included of his work are fantastic. Mr. Harrison was from England but loved northern Canada so much that he moved there. His artwork depicts northern life, climate, landscape. Exquisite.
Date published: 2017-01-28

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this book is virtually larger than life...A Brush Full of Colour is an exemplary youngCanLit biography - CanLit for LittleCanadians - 20140816