Love From Grandma explores the loving relationship between grandchild and grandparent, even when they are separated for long periods of time.

Emily and her gran are a real-life family, the little girl was actually my next door neighbour. I was able to focus on their warm and funny relationship as they posed for photos that I set up from my storyboard.

The foreground was detailed in coloured pencil to bring it forward.I drew the vegetation from plants in my own garden and worked them in pale watercolour wash and pastel dust to give the impression of distance. I’d like to encourage children in growing their own fruit and vegetables...very important to have a connection to the natural world and to understand the source of food we eat.

Mostly I’ve tried to illustrate the unconditional love and security offered by grandparents...something to treasure always.

Love From Grandma

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