Something beginning with D from Neal Murren

Something beginning with D from Neal Murren

Neal Murren has just completed a new personal piece, which we really think you should take a look at. Entirely pencil drawn, Neal calls it ‘The Letter D’. The piece channels ancient maps and fairy tales from the days when the earth was flat, krakens ruled the ocean depths and ‘here be dragons’ was the reason you didn’t travel too far from home.

It’s certainly ‘D’ for detailed, while also getting an ‘A’ from us for extraordinary beauty. Whether it’s one of a set of 26 only time will tell. Neal’s not saying. He’s just giving us the one letter for now.

Details of the piece are also shown below.

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Faber & Faber – The Map and the Clock

Neal Murren creates the artwork for the publication The Map and the Clock, by Carol Ann Duffy and Gillian Clarke.

Neal Murren creates the artwork for the publication The Map and the Clock, by Carol Ann Duffy and Gillian Clarke.

Publisher Faber & Faber.

Released 6th Oct 2016.

About the book:

Curated by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy and Gillian Clarke, the National Poet of Wales, this new anthology gathers from centuries of essential poems. The editors have drawn on the rich languages of these islands, starting with the very first poets whose names we know – Taliesin and Aneirin, who composed in Welsh and Old Brythoneg in what is now Scotland – ‘to begin at the beginning’, to explore the poetry of Ireland and the British Isles in order to tell our story across the ages in this beautiful, vital treasury.

About Carol Ann Duffy:

Carol Ann Duffy was born in Glasgow and grew up in Stafford. She won the 1993 Whitbread Award for Poetry and the Forward Prize for Best Collection for Mean Time. The World’s Wife received the E. M. Forster Award in America, while Rapture won the T. S. Eliot Prize 2005. She is currently Professor of Contemporary Poetry at Manchester Metropolitan University. Her most recent volumes are New and Collected Poems for Children (2009) and The Bees (2011), which won the Costa Poetry Award. She is Poet Laureate.

For more information see Faber & Faber

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Hunting Party

Neal Murren – Hunting Party

A new personal piece from Neal Murren created using watercolour, pencil and pastel – ‘Hunting Party – Destroy Everything They Touch’.

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No Escape

New from Neal Murren’s sketchbook – ‘No Escape’

New from Neal Murren’s sketchbook – ‘No Escape’

Created in pencil.

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Danger

New from Neal Murren’s sketchbook – ‘Danger’.

New from Neal Murren’s sketchbook – ‘Danger’.

Created using watercolour, pastel and pencil.

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Creatures

New from Neal Murren – ‘Creatures’

New from Neal Murren’s sketchbook – ‘Creatures’.

Created using watercolour, pencil and pastel.

Harry Potter

Neal Murren creates a backdrop illustration piece for Pottermore, the digital heart of J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World.

Neal Murren creates a backdrop illustration piece for Pottermore, the digital heart of J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World.

The illustration, shown here, is a large scale (over 20 feet across) piece that was featured throughout the Universal Studios Orlando ‘Celebration of Harry Potter’ event at the end of January.

It will also appear as an interactive map in the coming weeks, so look out for it at Pottermore

Running from the nightmares

Running From The Nightmares

A new personal piece from Neal Murren – Running From My Nightmares.

A new personal piece from Neal Murren – Running From My Nightmares.

Created using pastels, watercolour and pencil.

'Race to the Finish'

Race to the Finish

A new piece from Neal Murren – Race to the Finish. Mediums of watercolour, pastel and pencil.