a selection of recent professional and prosective work, combining digital and traditional media 

submission for the Folio Society book illustration awards 2023 - Ursula K le Guin’s ‘The Fliers of Gy’

“There her wings are freed. She lifts them for the first time, and then...
 leaps stumbling off the cliff."

prospective cover for Haruki Murakami’s ‘Kafka on the Shore’

illustrations for Ursula K. le Guin’s ‘A Wizard of Earthsea’

student showcase entry for Falmouth Univeristy ‘Wunderkammer’ 2022

    “It is like a miracle. Someone sees something and then it vanishes. My own father, a miracle
    happened to him…” 
    The Wakhi people tell of mergichan – shape-shifting spirits – which venture down from the mountains
    to visit them in the form of snow leopards.

chapter 4  “there was a pomegranate tree near the entrance to the cemetary”

chapter 7  “the look of the lamb”

chapter 18  “waiting”

chapter 25  “for you, a thousand times over”

folio-style illustrations for Khaled Hosseini’s ‘The Kite Runner’

folio -style illustrations for Mary Oliver’s poem ‘A Meeting’

...She is the most beautiful woman / I have ever seen. / Her child leaps among the flowers, the blue of the sky falls over me / like silk, the flowers burn, and I want / to live my life all over again, to begin again, / to be utterly / wild.

©hanna matthews 2023