Extract from Possum People: Brief lives of some of the prominent people who have had connections with Portesham by Jack Elwin, 2010. IN THE 12TH OR 13TH CENTURY Portesham was mentioned in a poem called The Owl and the Nightingale, probably written by a certain ‘Master Nicholas’. It survives in two copies, one in the … Continue reading Master Nicholas and ‘The Owl and the Nightingale’
Jack Elwin, author of A Magic Smell for A Marrow, wrote a trilogy of historical novels set during the English Civil War, and a number of short biographies of historical Dorset figures, all featuring in a booklet entitled Possum People: Brief lives of some of the prominent people who have had connections with Portesham, produced … Continue reading Other writings by Jack Elwin
I've added individual pages for each of our picture books. You can find them in the drop-down menu under Our Books.
I do most of my book illustration on my iPad so I’ve decided to keep my hand-drawing muscles flexed by doing a sketch each day. These are the first five.
Some years ago, I designed the logo for the environmental campaign organisation, Help Save Bees. I also designed a series of bee identification charts, detailing all 24 species of UK bumblebee and some of our native solitary bees. The charts are free to download and print out here.
I love walking, photography and art. Right now, I'm enjoying trying out lino cutting. These are two of my first efforts: See also Liz Poulain Art. Note: I am not selling my work at the moment.
My illustration style varies depending on the age the illustrations are aimed at. Most of my illustrations these days are designed for younger children. However, some years ago, I helped The Alcohol Education Trust create some worksheets for teaching groups of teenagers with special educational needs about risks associated with alcohol. My brief was to make … Continue reading Liz Poulain – illustrating for teenagers