Tim Winton is a well-known name in the literary world, and on hand today, was the lady who is responsible for the illustrations in his book, The Deep. Karen Louise is a talented local artist whose impressive skills in illustration are without doubt, but additionally, her ability to connect with the students and inspire them made her a popular guest.
Her journey into illustrating was outlined, and she delighted the students with her methods of coming up with the artwork she completes. The story of the Deep was told using a group of pictures she has taken of Tim’s family and even Tim himself. Karen used multiple photographs to bring together an image that works in telling the story told within the book. She showed the students the photos she utilised, and then how they came to be part of the story.
The Deep has been recently re-printed, and Karen was delighted to be able to show students the changes in the updated version.
We are grateful for this unusual experience that the College was able to provide for our students, and for Karen taking time out of her schedule to bring it to Cornerstone.