Tuesday, April 21, 2009
The Children of the Famine trilogy
I recently finished work on new oil paintings for Marita Conlon-McKenna's Children of the Famine trilogy, and the books are in the shops this week.
Marita is a good friend of mine, so I was delighted to be asked by O'Brien Press to provide new covers for "Under the Hawthorn Tree", "Wildflower Girl" and "Fields of Home".
The books have been hugely successful, both critically and in terms of worldwide sales. They deal with one family's experience of life at the time of the famine and emigration to America.
I think Wildflower girl is my favourite of the three paintings,. You can see the others at the O'Brien Press blog.