A special artwork created by Jackie Morris live during Hay Festival Digital last May is for sale as a limited edition range of prints to raise funds for Hay Festival Foundation.
The painting, created during a special “Painting The Lost Words” event at Hay Festival Digital 2020, features a majestic hare leaping across the moon, conjured in Morris’ Pembrokeshire studio.
Produced and funded by Aquarelle Publishing Ltd, the run of 145 prints features 50 premium versions with a hand applied 'gold' leaf background along with 95 standard giclée prints. All prints are signed by Jackie Morris, numbered in pencil and produced on 100% cotton rag fine art paper. They are sold mounted but unframed. The original painting has already been sold, also raising funds to support the Foundation.
Morris is an internationally best-selling illustrator, artist and author of over 40 children’s books. In 2016 she was shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal for Something About a Bear and she won the prize in 2019 for the modern classic, The Lost Words, which was Hay Festival Book of the Year in 2017.
“We are enormously grateful to Jackie Morris and Aquarelle Publishing for donating these prints to raise funds for Hay Festival Foundation. Jackie's work is a favourite of festivalgoers and we are delighted to offer them a chance to purchase a special piece of their own, just in time for Christmas.” – Gareth Howell-Jones, bookshop manager at Hay Festival
“Few people see the work Hay Festival does in schools, libraries and prisons. This work, bringing books to so many, is why I am pleased to support Hay Festival by donating the prints and the original artwork to raise money for them. It’s an inclusive festival, so rich in its diversity and gives a platform to new voices and old, encouraging young writers to find their voices, young illustrators to blossom. It’s my way of saying thank you.” – Jackie Morris