Paul Dunford, New York Member Since October 2012 Artist Statement My name is Paul Dunford and I live in New York City with my wife and our little French Bulldog. I am a very lucky man.
I started drawing these pictures because one day I felt very sad. I decided that the best way to make myself feel happy was to draw pictures that made me happy, so I started drawing Victor the owl and he made me smile.
As I drew other animals I imagined little stories about them and shared them online with my friends. Every time someone told me they liked a picture it made me smile.
I have so many ideas for stories that by the time I draw a picture I’m already thinking about a new one, so each of these are like a single page taken from a book. That’s why I call my drawings Illustrations From An Imaginary Children’s Book.
I hope that you imagine all of the pages that come before and after, and that if you’re ever sad they make you smile.