Oliver Sykes - Children's author NORWICH EVENING NEWS: ‘Fishing For Rainbows’ Feature (30/05/2023)

NORWICH EVENING NEWS: ‘Fishing For Rainbows’ Feature (30/05/2023)

Horsford illustrator works on new book Fishing for Rainbows

An illustrator has used the experience of losing her mum to help her to connect with a character in her drawings for a new children’s book written.

Georgina Reynolds, from Horsford, began drawing aged three but was able to really connect with the character in Fishing For Rainbows, written by Oliver Sykes, as both the character and Georgina lost their mums at a young age.  

The 22-year-old said: “Like Kezia, my mother also passed away and so I really resonated with Kezia’s loneliness and grief. 

“Grief, and the constant wishing for someone you loved to be around, is something that is so difficult to deal with at any age, and so being able to spend hours with Kezia made me feel as if I was spending it with someone who also understood that.” 

Georgina – who spent six months creating 40 images that appear in the book, plus a further 20 that didn’t make it – fondly remembers growing up in an artistic household.

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