EPIC | Illustrations by Gareth Hinds

Artist Talk

Friday, September 13, 2019

About the Exhibition

This exhibition features watercolor illustrations from Gareth Hinds’s graphic novel adaptations of the epic poems, The Iliad and The Odyssey.

Hinds uses traditional and digital media to create vivid depictions of the action and emotion in each epic. His dynamic color palettes and careful details differentiate the numerous gods and heroes. This exhibition presents his work in pencil, digital pencil, and watercolor, before word balloons and sound effects were added digitally for print publication.

About the Artist

Gareth Hinds is the creator of critically-acclaimed graphic novels based on literary classics, including Beowulf, King Lear, The Merchant of Venice, Romeo and Juliet, and Macbeth. Hinds is a recipient of the Boston Public Library’s “Literary Lights for Children” award. His illustrations have appeared in such diverse venues as the Society of Illustrators, the New York Historical Society, and over a dozen published video games.

For more information about Gareth Hinds and his publications, visit his website: https://www.garethhinds.com.