|Iconic illustration of Mr. Tumnus and Lucy in Narnia, by Pauline Baynes|
Baynes is best known as the original illustrator of the Narnia books by C.S. Lewis. If you've only seen the cheap paperbacks with only black & white illustrations, you should check out some of the nicer editions and see her full-color work as well. It's beautiful, detailed, and classic.
|Beautiful Baynes illustration for a biscuit ad, wish I'd seen this closer to Christmas!|
Pauline Baynes was born in Brighton in 1922, and died at the age of 86 in 2008, leaving some unfinished work on illustrations for Aesop's Fables. She was a busy creative lady up until the very end, and jolly good for her!
|Aslan with Susan and Lucy, by Pauline Baynes|