A Brush Full of Colour: The World of Ted Harrison

September 29, 2014|
A Brush Full of Colour: The World of Ted Harrison by Margriet Ruurs
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Now in an updated edition with revised back matter, the quintessential picture-book biography of Ted Harrison (1926–2015)

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 trained as an artist, and a stint in the British Intelligence Service allowed him 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 to emigrate to Canada, where the biggest adventure of his life would begin.

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 himself, this nonfiction picture book 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 and conducts author visits and writing workshops at international schools around the world. When she isn''t travelling, Margriet runs a booklover''s bed and breakfast on Salt Spring I...
Title:A Brush Full of Colour: The World of Ted Harrison
Product dimensions:40 pages, 9.76 X 11.3 X 0.39 in
Shipping dimensions:40 pages, 9.76 X 11.3 X 0.39 in
Published:September 29, 2014
Publisher:Pajama Press Inc.
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781927485637

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