'Kitchen Table Memoirs' book featuring my watercolour vintage-esque illustrations
I've been very excited about a project I've been working on over the last few months, and I can finally reveal what I've been working on...... my first commission for a book illustration!
The book is called 'Kitchen Table Memoirs' and features my vintage-style kitchenalia illustrations on the front and back cover. The book, published by HarperCollins, features stories and shared personal memories by various Australian writers and foodies, including Helen Garner, Valli Little, Stefano De Pieri and Denise Scott.
'Whether it is oak, pine, Laminex, varnished, recycled or modernist glass - in the domestic geography of our daily lives, the kitchen table is a constant. A silent witness to sustenance and solace, deliberation and argument, consolation and celebration. What other piece of furniture has witnessed so much and revealed so little?'
It's been a real treat for me to work on a book illustration, and of course the kitchen-themed subject matter was right up my alley! I loved creating and painting all the vintage style motifs for the book jacket, and working with HarperCollins to create the design for the final cover.
Kitchen Table Memoirs also supports a great charity, with a percentage of royalties from each book being donated to Foodbank - Australia's largest food relief agency. So, with Mother's Day coming up this book is an ideal gift, whilst also helping to put food on other people's tables.