Louise Power, who has died aged 63 from complications arising from a cardiac condition, was the art department manager at Walker Books for more than 25 years. She was passionate about picture book illustration and, over the course of her career, her keen eye discovered many talented new artists.
Louise’s encouragement earned her the trust and friendship of countless artists, students and designers, and there are many contemporary illustrators, including William Grill and Petr Horacek, who say that she was instrumental in their success and that her generous advice helped them on their paths to publication.
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