Coffee House Exhibitions
Postman Pat Illustrations by Ray Mutimer
30 July - 20 December 2014
After 10 years freelance experience fate brought Ray and Pat together. Ray's trip to show his portfolio to a publisher in Ipswich, resulted in a chance encounter with a visiting artist's agent, who later rang him wanting some Postman Pat samples. Andre Deutsch was looking for a Pat artist for a series of books, "Tales from Greendale". Ray got the job.
Illustrations were vetted by Ivor Wood, and as a reliable Postman Pat artist, many books for other publishers followed. These included 8 Postman Pat Annuals. His Pat books eventually totalled forty one.He also illustrated Postman Pat stories, picture strips and activity pages for BBC "Toybox" magazine over 6 years and for "Postman Pat Weekly".
Ray and Pat parted company when Woodland Animations was sold, and shortly after this computer images replaced drawn images in the books and magazines.