John-Mark Gleadow ONCE UPON A TIME
"Once Upon A Time" by John Mark Gleadow
- Gallery Wrapped Giclee on Canvas - Ready to Hang
- Certificate of Authenticity
- Made in The USA
What a fun piece! Obviously, if one is going to paint books spines, he must do a children’s books piece: “Once Upon A Time” is the result. Beginning with an extensive list, John-Mark was able to whittle it down to an iconic, classic, beloved mix. Growing up, Alice in Wonderland, The Little Engine That Could, Peter Pan, The Three Little Pigs and Winnie the Pooh were John-Mark’s favorites.
John-Mark’s appreciation for Dr. Seuss came about after he had grown and the inclusion of Harry Potter was due to the frequent suggestions he would receive regarding the inclusion of something from the series.
Little Golden Books hold a special place for John-Mark from his childhood and his wife Susan lobbied him strongly that Pokey Little Puppy be featured on the spine of the book. Lastly, Curious George was included due to his popularity and also for aesthetic reasons: John-Mark felt the painting needed the red of the book to help balance the composition.