- The Harry Potter Portfolio Matched Set includes all 7 pieces. The pieces are Quidditch, The Rescue of Sirius, The Three Broomsticks, Christmas in the Great Hall, Battle with the Dragon, The Enchanted Car and Flying Keys. The Flying Keys image is not sold individually, it is only available in this Portfolio of 7 images.About the ArtThese seven enchanting images were created by artist Mary GrandPre. GrandPre's style may look familiar as her work also appears as the cover art for the seven Harry Potter books written by J.K. Rowling. Paying close attention to light and color, GrandPre's execution of Harry's adventures, draws the viewer into a magical dreamlike world. Each print in this set, reproduced in the fine art Giclee process, is hand signed by Ms. GrandPre, and hand numbered in an edition limited to 100 images.About the ArtistMary GrandPre has received worldwide recognition for her Harry Potter artwork. She has also created illustrations for Atlantic Monthly, Time Magazine, and Random House publishing, where she illustrated classic tales such as Cinderella. Additionally, GrandPre was given an opportunity to develop scenery for the Dreamworks feature Antz. Currently, she has illustrated six children's books, and has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators, Communication Arts, Graphics, Print and Art Direction. She is a graduate of Minneapolis College of Art and Design.
- The Artist
- Educated at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Mary GrandPre began her career as a conceptual illustrator for local editorial clients. Continually experimenting with media, Mary underwent many artistic changes in her expressive visual form. Her concerns for light, color, drawing, and design came together in evocative, ethereal pastel paintings evolving toward a style she now calls "soft geometry".
Mary's new work attracted corporate advertising and editorial clients. Some of them include Ogilvy and Mather, BBD and O, Whittle Communications, The Richards Group, Neenah Paper, Atlantic Monthly Magazine, Random House, Berkley, Penguin, Dell and McGraw Hill publishers. Recently, she was featured on the cover of Time Magazine for her work with the Harry Potter Series and also worked as a visionary in the environment/scenery development in Dreamworks animated film Antz.
Mary's work has received national recognition through awards received from The Society of Illustrators, Communication Arts, Graphics, Print and Art Direction. Her work was chosen among thousands of illustrators to be on the cover of Showcase 16, and an article was written about her "conceptual editorial assignments" in Step-by-Step Graphics. Communications Arts Magazine has also done a "career retrospective" article in their January/February 200 edition.
Additionally, Mary has now illustrated six beautiful children's books and is at work on the seventh. Her book illustration possesses highly personalized lyrical story interpretations and has received very favorable reviews in the national press for her delightfully stunning illustrations.