Sunday December 15, 2019

Drawing dreams with Laureate na nÓg PJ Lynch

Lynch believes that now is a golden age for Irish talent in the realm of children’s books

8th January, 2017
PJ Lynch, illustrator and Laureate na nÓg Pic: Bryan Meade

PJ Lynch is an illustrator fascinated by the art of transformation. Growing up in Belfast during the Troubles, he was drawn to the bright colours of the loyalist murals near his home. The images, particularly those featuring a horse-riding King Billy, became lodged in his mind, providing an unlikely source of inspiration for a young Catholic boy in search of escape.

Fast forward four decades and Lynch finds himself again preoccupied by walls. Today, though,...

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