Unique Cards and Book Illustrations by Mariota Percival
Talented artist Mariota Percival specializes in unique beautiful cards and book illustrations. She has illustrated three children’s story books and provided a number of illustrations for Shuter & Shooter Publishers school books. They include a range of styles and paint media (ink pen, pencil crayons, acrylic and watercolour paints), depending on the age-group of the readers.
Some book illustrations that have captured Mariota’s attention since she was young, and have inspired her, include Barbar the Elephant, Captain Pugwash, for their simplicity; and all the Tintin adventure books for the humour and detailed, animated expressions of their characters from around the world.
Her cards are one of a kind and include both postcards and greetings cards. Some were created for special occasions, some for personal use for family and friends, and others have been commissions. Media used are gouache, ink pen, water colours, collage, acrylics.
The Analytical Monkey
A charming children’s story written by Marleen Roberts and published in 2013, The Analytical Monkey is about a baby monkey who is afraid of heights. Through his nurturing mother and monkey animal community, he learns slowly but surely to jump from tree to tree and master his fears.
The Magic Cloak
Marleen Roberts’ book, The Magic Cloak, published in 2013, tells the story of a young schoolboy who was ostracised by his peers. Then one day he encounters a lady who gives him a piece of cloth that she says will turn into a magic cloak and transform his life for the better… He eventually becomes the school hero. Mariota Percival illustrations bring the story to life.
Zulu Learner’s Book
A schoolbook published by Shuter & Shooter Publishers.
The Wonky Door
Cover for a book called The Wonky Door written by Danielle Davis.
Shuter & Shooter Publishers’ Catalogue
Illustrations for Mariota Percival Memoirs