John Worsley (biography)Medium:
Watercolour on BoardSize:
13" x 9" (340mm x 240mm)Date:
1964This is the original Watercolour painting by John Worsley.
A beautiful illustration board painted by John Worsley for a page of Wee Willie Winkie. Willie's animated features make this a truly splendid painting full of dynamic charge.
The thin brush strokes add subtle definition, these coupled with the bold highlights and overall blue glow which casts a mysterious emphasis on the young protagonist's adventure, make for a wonderfully rich piece.
Worsley, who spent time in a P.O.W. camp after being captured in Yugoslavia during World War II, achieves a fantastic liberation from the past by painting in such a fluid joyful manner.
Worsley's work can be found in The Imperial War Museum, The Maritime Museum, The collection of HM The Queen, The Savage club and many other private collections including those of Royal Families, banks and Colleges.