Hi, my name is John Halvorsen.
I am a Scottish based illustrator living in Perth, Scotland.
Among other things, I write and illustrate children's picture books.
I currently have two books out at the moment. They are entitled
"The Big Brown Lazy Dog" and "Run Dog Run."
I have also been involved with a number of local schools in and around Perthshire during World Book Day. And love interacting with kids as I seek to bring the characters of my stories to life.
That said I do cover more areas than writing and book illustration. I also paint landscapes of glorious Highland Perthshire and draw portraits of people as well as pets and am available for commissions.
Did I also mention I am a keen photographer. I am so inspired by the environment I am surrounded by and consider photography an essential part of my workflow.
I would also consider illustrating for other people. If you are looking for an illustrator for your book idea, why not contact me and we can discuss it further.
Illustrations from my two picture books
I have also included a section called Pet Portraits. This is where I show various pets that I have been commissioned to draw.
An unframed, black and white drawing of your pet on a quality watercolour paper, will cost £50.00, plus p&p, for a 21cm x 29cm (A4) or 29.7 x 42cm (A3).
All I need is a reasonably clear photograph. Drawings usually take anywhere from 3-5 days to complete and I can post anywhere in the world.
In this section I will include various paintings and artwork. Prints can be purchased directly from me the artist.