My partner Gerry Turley is an illustrator too, and one of the great things about our job is that we get to travel and draw together.
A couple of weeks ago we packed our bags, got a babysitter for Peggy dog, and headed to Húsavík in the north of Iceland with a pile of sketchbooks. The plan was to see humpback whales in their natural habitat. You probably know, Gerry makes beautiful screen prints of whales on to vintage sea charts (here), and we have been planning this trip for a long time.
Gerry was doubly keen to go because he is also illustrating a picture book about an Arctic tern and a humpback whale for Wren and Rook Books, due to publish 2019.