The V&A Illustration Awards, supported by the Enid Linder Foundation and the Moira Gemmill Memorial fund was established in 1972. Following its mission to promote creativity, ingenuity and imagination, it has become the UK’s most prestigious annual illustration competition.
Everyone needs to believe, somewhere, somehow, in happy endings. When we were very young, we had the happy knack of transferring our everyday fears and our night time nightmares to the familiar figures of the ogres, witches and monsters we were told about and saw pictures of :
Oliviera is the real star of his hyper-realistic drawings. His every touch infusing a renaissance richness to parched paper. It is here that he manoeuvres negative spaces into his compositions to keep the context of his masterful hand constantly alive in the beholder’s eye.