Victoria Topping lives in Bath and has worked as an artist and illustrator since graduating in 2008. She uses multiple textures and images to create her work and uses a fusion of technology and traditional techniques - often using photography, painting, gold-leafing and cut up collage which is then digitally scanned and arranged on the computer. Her work is heavily influenced by music and Victoria aims to give each piece of artwork its own unique soul, through harnessing a blend of spirituality, culture, the cosmos and mother earth. Stephen Kershaw wrote his PhD under Richard Buxton, arguably the leading scholar on Greek myth in the world. He has taught Classics in numerous establishments, including Oxford University Department for Continuing Education and Warwick University. He runs the European Studies Classical Tour for Rhodes College and the University of the South.
The epic, heroic and sometimes terrible lives of 50 god and goddesses, mortals and monsters, are revealed in a spectacular illustrated encyclopaedia of Ancient Greece. Each character is profiled in electrifying double page spreads, interspersed with summaries of famous tales and historical events. It's truly a visual feast: illustrator Topping fuses technology with traditional techniques to capture the otherworldliness of her mythical subjects, employing intense colours and a hint of the surreal. * The Bookseller *