Anderson, Wayne

Bio

At the age of 15 I began a 3 year Graphics Course at Leicester College of Art. This was followed by a Post Graduate year. In 1966 I moved to London to pursue a career in the Art World. After living in London for a few years I moved back to Leicestershire.

WORK ....... Magazines - Greetings Cards - Prints - Posters - Record Sleeves - CD Covers - Playing Cards - Calendars - Advertising Campaigns - Animated Films - Audio Books - Adult Books - Children's Books - Original Artwork is sold at Auction Houses and Art Galleries Worldwide.

PUBLISHING ....... Some Books are written and Illustrated by myself - Some Books are created in collaboration with a writer - Other Books are written and I am then commissioned to create the illustrations by the Publisher.
Many of the Books have been Published as Foreign Editions Worldwide.

INTERVIEWS, PERFORMANCES & FILMS
1971 - Anderson's Illustrated Extravaganza - This was a 30 second self promotional Animated Film made by Halas and Batchelor.
1971 - Dessa Margarine Animated Advert - This was a 30 second Animated Advert for a Dutch Advertising Agency. Anderson's illustrated Extravaganza and the Dessa Margarine Advert have been donated to The British Film Institute National Archive.

1978 -THE FLIGHT OF DRAGONS ...... A full length 100 minute Animated Film based on the Book was made.
New York based Rankin/Bass was the Film Company who commissioned me to work on the Film which was eventually sold on to Warner Brothers. Backgrounds and Characters were created by me . The Artwork was then sent to New York and then forwarded to the Animators in Japan.

1983 - ' CONTRASTS ' ....... A 15 minute Documentary about my life was filmed at my City Centre Studio in Leicester. It was made by Central TV.

2001 - THE TIN FOREST ....... A Video featuring the Award Winning Book was produced in the USA. The Story was narrated by the Film Actor Jeff Bridges.

2006 - ' INSIDE OUT ' ....... I featured in a documentary about the Award Winning Book Gnomes & Gardens. The program was made by the BBC and the interviewer was Ray Gosling.

2009 - THE TIN FOREST .......' A Puppet Show based on the Book was performed at the Little Angel Puppet Theatre in London.

2014 - THE TIN FOREST ....... The National Theatre of Scotland created a Theatrical Performance based on the Book as part of the Commonwealth games in Glasgow.

2018 - DRAGONOLOGY - MONSTEROLOGY - OCEANOLOGY ...... These are three Titles that include my work and are part of a series of 12 'Ology' Titles which have reached sales of over 15 million copies in 40 different languages. Dragonology remained in the New York Times 'Children's' bestseller list for 76 weeks.
Paramount Pictures have bought the Film Rights and now intend to create an 'Ology' universe on screen and develop the series of Books into 12 Films. Oscar Winning producer Akiva Goldman (A Beautiful Mind and Batman and Robin) Will be creating the Films.




Awards

  • 1976 Gold Medal Award for The Best Illustrated Children's Book - Awarded by the Society of Illustrators - New York - USA , RATSMAGIC
  • 1978 D & AD Silver Award for the most outstanding Illustration for an Advertising Campaign - Hirondelle Wine , CASTLES IN THE AIR
  • 1983 Benson & Hedges Illustrators Gold Award - Highly Commended , TWENTY FOUR CARROT GOLDFISH
  • 1985 Honourable Diploma for Exceptional Book Illustration - Award from Leipzig, Germany. , THE MAGIC INKSTAND
  • 1985 Certificate of Merit from The Society of Illustrators - New York, USA , THE ENCHANTED WORLD SERIES - Time Life Books
  • 2001 Overall Winner of The V&A Illustration Awards from the Victoria and Albert Museum - London, England. , GNOMES AND GARDENS (Book)
  • 2001 Winner of the Original Voices Award for the best Children's Book from Border's USA. , THE TIN FOREST (Book)
  • 2002 Highly Commended Award from the V&A Illustration Awards. , THE TIN FOREST (Book)
  • 2005 Certificate of Merit Award from The Society of Illustrators - New York, USA. , THE TIN FOREST

Exhibitions

  • 1976 Arts Council Touring Exhibition of the Artwork from the Book RATSMAGIC , Great Britain
  • 2014 Open Exhibition City Gallery , Leicester
  • 2014 De Montfort University , Leicester
  • 1976 Phoenix Theatre , Leicester
  • 2014 Ellerington Fine Art Gallery , Leicester
  • 2014 New Walk Museum & Art Gallery , Leicester
  • 2014 The Pencil Museum , Keswick
  • 2014 Warrington Museum & Art Gallery , Warrington
  • 2014 Lewis Elton Gallery , University of Surrey - Guilford, Surrey.
  • 2014 Primrose Galleries , London
  • 2014 Institute of Practitioners in Advertising , Belgrave Square, London
  • 2014 Seven Dials Gallery , Covent Garden, London
  • 1984 Hamiltons Gallery -TIME , London
  • 1976 Andrew Archer Gallery , London
  • 2014 Chris Beetles Gallery , St. James's, London.
  • 2014 Royal Academy , London.
  • 2001 Victoria & Albert Museum , London.
  • 2012 The Illustration Cupboard , London.
  • 2014 Dragons In The Dungeon , Animazing Gallery Chateau De Belcastel, Averyon, France
  • 1985 Pendragon Gallery , Annapolis, USA
  • 1977 Society of Illustrators , New York, USA
  • 2014 Last Rites Gallery , New York, USA.
  • 2011 Animazing Gallery , New York, USA.
  • 2013 Identity Art Gallery & Two Blue Eggs , Hong Kong.
  • 1984 Time , Stills Gallery,Edinburgh
  • 2014 Time , Lanchester Polytechnic,

Education

  • 1961 Graphics - 3 Years plus Postgraduate Year, Leicester College Of Art

Links

Miss Fly.B.Night, 2003 (mixed media)
Miss Fly.B.Night, 2003 (mixed media)

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The Fairy Catcher, 2005 (mixed media)
The Fairy Catcher, 2005 (mixed media)

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Spider Web Tightrope, 1982 (mixed media)
Spider Web Tightrope, 1982 (mixed media)

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Sorcerer's Apprentice, 2000 (mixed media)
Sorcerer's Apprentice, 2000 (mixed media)

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A Good Fork, 2000 (mixed media)
A Good Fork, 2000 (mixed media)

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Little Marie, 1982 (mixed media)
Little Marie, 1982 (mixed media)

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Ready Steady Go, 1979 (mixed media)
Ready Steady Go, 1979 (mixed media)

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Flower Spirits, 1991 (mixed media)
Flower Spirits, 1991 (mixed media)

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Farewell, 1991 (mixed media)
Farewell, 1991 (mixed media)

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Let Sleeping Dragons Lie, 1979 (mixed media)
Let Sleeping Dragons Lie, 1979 (mixed media)

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Creation of a Dragon, 1983 (mixed media)
Creation of a Dragon, 1983 (mixed media)

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The Mythic Hero, 1979 (mixed media)
The Mythic Hero, 1979 (mixed media)

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Virgin Sacrifice, 1979 (mixed media)
Virgin Sacrifice, 1979 (mixed media)

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Candle Lighter, 1983 (mixed media)
Candle Lighter, 1983 (mixed media)

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Fighting Dragons, 1979 (mixed media)
Fighting Dragons, 1979 (mixed media)

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Dragon in Flight, 1979 (mixed media)
Dragon in Flight, 1979 (mixed media)

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Chinese Dragon, 1979 (mixed media)
Chinese Dragon, 1979 (mixed media)

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D is for Dragon, 1979 (mixed media)
D is for Dragon, 1979 (mixed media)

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Mating Dragons, 1979 (mixed media)
Mating Dragons, 1979 (mixed media)

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St George and the Dragon, 1979 (mixed media)
St George and the Dragon, 1979 (mixed media)

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The Blue Eared Dragon, 2000 (mixed media)
The Blue Eared Dragon, 2000 (mixed media)

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The Earth Grew Near, 1983 (mixed media)
The Earth Grew Near, 1983 (mixed media)

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The Hero with the Sword, 1979 (mixed media)
The Hero with the Sword, 1979 (mixed media)

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Dragon Map, 1986 (mixed media)
Dragon Map, 1986 (mixed media)

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In the Beginning (mixed media)
In the Beginning (mixed media)

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Dracula, 1988 (mixed media)
Dracula, 1988 (mixed media)

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Toucan Can Can, 2010 (mixed media)
Toucan Can Can, 2010 (mixed media)

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Blue Moon, 2009 (mixed media)
Blue Moon, 2009 (mixed media)

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Buzz, 2011 (mixed media)
Buzz, 2011 (mixed media)

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Dancing Dragons, 2009 (mixed media)
Dancing Dragons, 2009 (mixed media)

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Dancing Faeries, 2011 (mixed media)
Dancing Faeries, 2011 (mixed media)

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Tiptoe through the Tulips, 2010 (mixed media)
Tiptoe through the Tulips, 2010 (mixed media)

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Amphisbaena, 1992 (mixed media)
Amphisbaena, 1992 (mixed media)

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Queen Bee
Queen Bee

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Balancing Bird
Balancing Bird

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Juggling Caterpillar
Juggling Caterpillar

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Creatures Appeared Out Of The Dark
Creatures Appeared Out Of The Dark

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Balancing Hedgehog and Friends
Balancing Hedgehog and Friends

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Once Upon A Time
Once Upon A Time

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Spinning Spider
Spinning Spider

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Tom Moggy and the Moon
Tom Moggy and the Moon

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Beowulf
Beowulf

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Ruby Ring
Ruby Ring

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The Blue Flower
The Blue Flower

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Leprechaun Cobbler
Leprechaun Cobbler

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Hurry Up
Hurry Up

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The Blue Butterfly
The Blue Butterfly

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Fruit and Vegetables
Fruit and Vegetables

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Assorted Foods
Assorted Foods

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The Man in the Moon
The Man in the Moon

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Everything but what he was looking for
Everything but what he was looking for

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Female Warrior
Female Warrior

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The Funambulist
The Funambulist

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Miss Mint
Miss Mint

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Tattooed Faery Juggler
Tattooed Faery Juggler

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The Moon Rose
The Moon Rose

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Omermaid
Omermaid

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Skellybones and Grubsteak
Skellybones and Grubsteak

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Dragon Birth, 1993, Mixed Media
Dragon Birth, 1993, Mixed Media

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Hundred Headed Typhon, 1985, Mixed Media
Hundred Headed Typhon, 1985, Mixed Media

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Nonsense,1979,Mixed Media
Nonsense,1979,Mixed Media

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The Masquerade Ball, 2016, Mixed Media
The Masquerade Ball, 2016, Mixed Media

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The Dark Web, 2016, Mixed Media
The Dark Web, 2016, Mixed Media

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The Snake King, 1982, Mixed Media
The Snake King, 1982, Mixed Media

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Mr Leafmould, 2000, mixed media
Mr Leafmould, 2000, mixed media

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Punctuality,1977,Mixed Media
Punctuality,1977,Mixed Media

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Bottled Dragon, 1991, Mixed Media
Bottled Dragon, 1991, Mixed Media

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Magic Mushrooms, 2012
Magic Mushrooms, 2012

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Portrait of a Leprechaune, 1999, Mixed Media
Portrait of a Leprechaune, 1999, Mixed Media

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Merlin Turned to Stone, 2000, Mixed Media
Merlin Turned to Stone, 2000, Mixed Media

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Duo Nod,1979, Mixed Media
Duo Nod,1979, Mixed Media

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Tri Nod, 1983, Mixed Media
Tri Nod, 1983, Mixed Media

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The Hare and the Tortoise,1983, Mixed Media
The Hare and the Tortoise,1983, Mixed Media

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Megalump Stomped Off, 1979, Mixed Media
Megalump Stomped Off, 1979, Mixed Media

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I Spy with my Little Eye, 1999, Mixed Media
I Spy with my Little Eye, 1999, Mixed Media

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Wicked Dragon, 2000, Mixed Media
Wicked Dragon, 2000, Mixed Media

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OUT OF THE FLAMES, 2000, Mixed Media
OUT OF THE FLAMES, 2000, Mixed Media

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BOMBAX BIRD, 1976, Mixed Media
BOMBAX BIRD, 1976, Mixed Media

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A BIRD IN THE HAND, 2007, mixed edia
A BIRD IN THE HAND, 2007, mixed edia

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IRIZUMI, 1979, Mixed Media
IRIZUMI, 1979, Mixed Media

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PARTY TIME IN THE DUMP, 1997, Mixed Media
PARTY TIME IN THE DUMP, 1997, Mixed Media

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