Our beautiful Errol Lloyd retrospective of large oils, children’s book illustrations and sculpture has been extended for an extra two weeks, beyond Black History Month.
Now 8o, Errol is a pioneering, distinguished, Jamaican-born artist and writer, whose portrait hangs in the National Portrait Gallery. He has lived locally for decades.
Errol’s original illustrations for My Brother Sean, the first British children’s book featuring a black boy as the main character, published in 1973, are some of the exhibition highlights.
The brightly coloured Sean paintings contrast with the sepia-toned, massive The Domino Players, set in nearby pub, The Buccaneer – now called The Island.
Errol is the only writer/illustrator to have come Runner Up for both the prestigious Kate Greenaway and Carnegie medals. Errol says, “As Raymond Briggs’ Fungus the Bogeyman won that year, I don’t mind too much!”
The exhibition opened in October with a dazzling live event, featuring readings by Errol, his actor friends and his 9 year old grand daughter. The exhibition continues.
Thanks to The Island Pub for generously donating the event wine and raffle prize. And deepest gratitude for the generosity and efforts of the Paul Stolper Gallery.
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