Charles van Sandwyk Cards & Books
Charles van Sandwyk's illustrations capture the beauty and magic of nature - incorporating animal folk tales and idyllic scenery into masterful paintings and etchings. A habitant of both our own Vancouver, and Fiji, his love of Canadian wilderness and tropical landscapes create a masterful blend of the familiar, and the exotic! Charles' work is designed, written, and illustrated by him personally - making each piece a unique, thoughtful, and collectible work of art.
Greeting cards are available in three styles: the classic prints (5" x 7") tipped onto a coloured border card, medium un-bordered notecards (4.5" x 6.5"), and small un-bordered notecards (3.5" x 4.75"). All cards have a blank interior and include gifting envelopes. Expertly crafted and beautifully designed fine art books are also available, made exclusively by the Fairy Press.
Affairs of the Heart
Affairs of the Heart, originally published in 2003 (reprint 3rd edition 2019), features 28 exquisitely designed pages in calligraphic text & 14 full-colour tipped-in watercolour illustrations, chronicling the affairs of woodland creatures throughout. Brown cover with tipped-in...
An Unexpected Gift
An Unexpected Gift, published 2013, chronicles the untold tale of Bartholemew the Green (cousin to our beloved Father Christmas) who left the comforts of Antarctica to help restore an old-fashioned...
Animal Wisdom, originally published in 1999 (reprint 4th edition 2010), features 28 exquisitely designed pages in calligraphic text & 16 full-page watercolour illustrations of majestic animals. Burgundy copper-plated cover with tipped-in illustration 28...
Collection of Little People
Full colour accordion-fold guide to the Wee Forest Folk, folded into its own protective pouch, then hand sewn into marbled covers. Inspired by a rare and ancient miniature booklet which...
Full Moon Eyes
An ode to the wisdom and forbearance of owls Full Moon Eyes, originally published in 2012, features 22 exquisitely designed pages in calligraphic text & 9 full-colour tipped-in watercolour illustrations of the...
How to See Fairies
OUT OF PRINT - Limited quantities available How to See Fairies is a veritable treasure chest brimming with fairy-inspired delights. Open this enticing treasure chest to discover a wondrous secret:...
Long Ago in Bangalore
A petite collection including six bookplates, four book markers, and one lovely poem. Measures 9" x 6.5" 4 pages
Mr. Rabbit's Christmas Wish
Mr. Rabbit's Christmas Wish (translated for humans by Charles van Sandwyk) contains Christmas wishes thought up by Mr. Rabbit for his woodland companions, featuring calligraphic text and watercolour illustrations tipped-in....
Sketches from the Dream Island of Birds
I am the sketchbook belonging to Charles van Sandwyk I traveled through a dream, and returned with many tales to tell Published by CVS Fine Arts in 2005, this limited edition,...
Splendid Raven Triptych
A citation of the highest order, this booklet features our Literary Raven in four hand tipped paintings. The message inside reads: “For my part and on the whole, you truly...
The Fairy Market
The Fairy Market, first published in 2010, delves into the delectable delights of the fairy world, featuring 13 illustrations (6 tipped-in plates) spread over 12 pages, accompanied by prose detailing the...
Tree Whispers, published in 2015, is an illustrated fine-art book celebrating the noble tree - featuring the poem "By God's Grace Hold the World in Place" by Charles van Sandwyk....