Discworld® & Beyond is a touring exhibition, featuring the book jacket art and illustrations of Paul Kidby, one of the UK’s leading fantasy illustrators, best known as the ‘artist of choice’ of best-selling author Sir Terry Pratchett, who sadly passed away from Alzheimer’s Disease in spring 2015.
Paul produced the Discworld book jackets since 2002 and has illustrated many further publications, including The Art of Discworld and best-selling The Last Hero.
He continues to create Discworld artwork for the Pratchett Estate, which is managed by Terry’s long-standing friend and business partner, Rob Wilkins and a new fully illustrated book, Terry Pratchett’s Discworld Imaginarium was published in 2017.
The beautifully realised paintings, drawings and sculptures feature many of Paul’s favourite characters, including Rincewind, the Wee Free Men and, of course, Death, along with a host of witches, wizards, dragons and trolls. It also reveals some of Paul’s own work from his Charmed Realm collection, a book created by Paul and his wife Vanessa of myth and faerie, influenced by British folklore and landscapes
All his illustrations are marked by a staggering quality of draughtsmanship and effective use of colour; bright for the book covers and muted shades for his faerie paintings. The exhibition brings to life the quirky characters and trademark humour of Sir Terry’s books.
Paul Kidby: Discworld and Beyond is a touring exhibition organized by St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery
View the Paul Kidby website at www.paulkidby.com