Peter Pan Learns to Fly
A series of paintings created to capture the mood of a film about Peter Pan, adapted from Peter and the Starcatchers, by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson.
Making an ocean
When director Gary Ross (I illustrated his first children's book, Bartholomew Biddle and the Very Big Wind) asked me to paint a few scenes from a screenplay he was considering, based on a book about Peter Pan, I was excited, and scared. Whenever I get scared, it's a good sign. It means I have something to learn.
Gary didn't have much time, which was good. It forced me to paint quickly, and emotionally, without overworking or overthinking. I made each painting about four feet wide, because it forced me to stand up and move my whole arm, rather than just my wrist.
None of the art shown on this page has been reproduced in any book or film. All was created on spec, and has no connection to the book Peter and the Starcatchers, its authors, or the publisher.