Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Rui Paes and Madonna

Rui Paes is a portugese artist, currently living in London and Suffolk. He completed an M.A. in painting at the Royal College of Art in London. He has worked in collaboration with theatres, galleries and has painted mural around the world.

"Lotsa de Casha" written by Madonna was his first children's illustrated book. It was published in 40 languages in over 100 countries and made the Top 10 New York Times Best Seller List. The shown images from the book are of the animal characters with human bodies in watercolors are simply breath-taking. Mrs. Owl blew me away, when I read some more about her, this is what I found. Rui shares: "...Madonna who was also the inspiration for the image of Mrs. Owl with the bowl of spaghetti." Isn't that cool! I knew there was a good reason to share this book with you all :)

Book available here.