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Paddy Bouma

Paddy Bouma
Paddy's illustrations for Simon's Story
by Glynis Clacherty, Heinemann

Artist, book illustrator and author of children's books and comics for adults

Lecturer in Lithography and Supervisor of postgraduate studies in Illustration
Department of Fine Arts, University of Stellenbosch

Die MuisbootThe Mouseboat, Die Muisboot 2008.

Paddy Bouma was born on 18 April, 1947, at Cape Town. She studied Fine Arts at the University of Cape Town (BA 1967) and Lithography at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, (1968-69)
Paddy teaches part time Lithography and Illustration at the Department of Fine Arts, University of Stellenbosch. In 1986 Paddy was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal.
She is married to the architect Raymond Bouma.

Research interests: Prehistory and its representation.
The children's picture book.
Current projects: An illustrated book on human evolution.
Alternative comics.

Recent exhibitions:
2003: participated in an exhibition at Art on Paper, Mellville, Johannesburg, titled "Comic Artists from South Africa and Reunion".
2000: Unplugged 5, Market Gallery, Johannesburg
    Bitterkomix , AVA, Cape Town
    Strippeverhale, Johannes Stegmann Gallery, Bloemfontein
    Utopia Illustrator's Exposition, Bogota, Columbia
1999: South African Illustrators, Bologna Book Fair, Italy
1997: Western Cape Women Artists. Sasol Museum
    SA Association of Art Historians Conference Exhibition, Dorp Street Gallery, Stellenbosch


Nikolaas en die Bere,Qualitas, 1984
A Knock on the Door, Qualitas, 1984
Bertie at the dentist, Bodley Head, London, 1987
Bertie visits Granny, Bodley Head, London, 1987
Bertie and the Hamsters, Bodley Head, London, 1988
Bertie in the Bag, Bodley Head, London, 1988
Gideon's Game, Methuen, London, 1991
The Mouseboat, Die Muisboot , Tafelberg 2008
Illustrations in:
Long Walk to FreedomHector Berlioz by Anna S. du Raan, CF Albertyn, 1969
Op die vensterbank in April by Hester Heese, Qualitas, 1984
Are we nearly there by Louis Baum, Bodley Head, London, 1986
One dark, dark night by Lesley Beake, Little Library, 1993
Valentine by Carol Carrick, Clarion Books, 1995
Upside down Cake by Carol Carrick, Clarion Books, 1999
Bitterkomix 9, 10, 11 and 12 by Kannemeyer, A., & Botes, C., 1999 - 2003
Friends for Life by Noreen Ramsden, by Heinemann 2003.
Simon's Story by Glynis Clacherty, Heinemann 2004 Comics in Bitterjusi 21, (ed. Anton Kannemeyer), Orange Juice Design 2004 Comics in Stripshow Nos.1& 2, (ed. Leonora van Staden and Nicolene Louw), Strip Art Project 2003 and 2004
The Best Meal Ever/Die Heel, Heel Lekkerste Kos/ Ikumkanikazi Ye-imbira by Sindiwe Magona, Tafelberg, 2006
Nelson Mandela's
Long Walk to Freedom (for children), Macmillan, 2010

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