Poetry publishers The Frogmore Press have chosen cover artwork by Yorkshire artist and YorkMix writer David J Markham to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their prestigious literary journal.
David’s interpretation of a vintage photograph of the original Frogmore Tearooms at Folkstone – where the press was founded – graces the front cover of the 81st edition of the bi annual Frogmore Papers in time for the May 5 anniversary.
Last year David designed the cover art for Frogmore’s anthology The Languages Of Colour.
With a national reputation for his distinctive pen and wash style commissions of much loved houses, David’s paintings are inspired by the work of artists and illustrators such as Ralph Steadman and John Piper.
Frogmore Press, well known for its annual Frogmore Poetry Awards, is marking it 30th birthday with events across the South of England and London, including readings at the Poetry Society’s cafe in Covent Garden.
David, from Tadcaster, has been painting commercially for five years. His exhibitions include several one man shows in Yorkshire and the Great North Art Show in Ripon. His work is published by Buckingham Fine Arts.
For more information about David and his work visit www.stoneandsteel.co.uk Details of the Frogmore Press anniversary events can be found at the Frogmore Press blog.