Mark Todd and Esther Pearl Watson

Mark Todd and his wife, Esther Pearl Watson, were two of several of "art heroes" who i called when i was in college to ask what life as an illustrator was really like. when i met them in person, the first thing they asked about that phone call was "were we nice?" yes. and, having met them several times now, i am even more impressed by that. they seem kind to the core. that inspires me as much as their artwork does.

© 2006 rama hughes