After completing the beautiful Laughing Princess illustrations, I felt compelled to try my hand at other books - so I took to the classics.

Seymour Hamilton had also introduced me to the incredibly funny and creative work of Spider Robinson. After reading Callahan's Key, I thought I might give this very different genre of books a try.  Spider's reaction to the above illustration went like this,  "What a beautiful piece! If we ever succeed in getting the e-book rights to that book back from Bantam, that's the cover I'll recommend to my agent."

​Samplings from the Classics

​~works done in water colour, pencil, and ink


Shirley MacKenzie