Another of my click to see the hidden pictures posts!!
Just over a year ago we met Jan Bowman a talented travelled artist currently living in colourful Brum, when we bought a copy of her book This is Birmingham in a pop-up art and craft shop.
The book is fantastic - I loved spotting all the familiar sights of Brum and reading up on the not so well known places, people and history. The language and word choice are great. The illustrations are thought provoking, vibrant and full of interesting, quirky details. Above all it makes me proud to live in such a historic, colourful, diverse, forward thinking and friendly city!
The book is being reprinted and theres a brill trailer video to view in the meantime!
We have one of Jan's prints adorning our wall too - its entitled Hidden Gem at Tyseley and is of our local 'Energy Recovery Facility' ie the tip - rather glamourously living up to its title!
Jan also illustrated the cover of one of my favouite books What Was Lost by Catherine O'Flynn.
Thank you Jan for showing how vibrant Birmingham is... amongst many other things!!