The Narnia Series - by Paula Novak
Paintings inspired by
The Lion, The Witch & the Wardrobe
, by C S Lewis

This series of original water colour and acrylic paintings were created between 1987-1993 by C S Lewis fan Paula Novak.

Paula read the series several times as a teenager and later in life and was thoroughly inspired by the imagery.  She even went so far as to take the name of her company from the lead character in one of Lewis's books 'Til We Have Faces, based on the ancient Cupid and Psyche myth.

Paula is excited to learn that Walden Media has the film options on the seven-part fantasy book series The Chronicles of Narnia and thrilled to learn that fellow New Zealander Andrew Adamson, will direct the live-action film adaptation of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.

Paula's web site showing her wide-ranging skills as a fantasy and photo-realistic artist:

Birth of Narnia # 1 - by Paula Novak

“A voice had begun to sing. Sometimes it seemed to come from all direction at once. It was, beyond comparison, the most beautiful noise he (Kabby) had ever heard,” - Chapter 8, The Fight at the Lamp Post.

“Thus with an unspeakable thrill Polly felt quite certain that all the things were coming (as she said) “out of the Lion’s head”. When you listen to his song you heard the things he was making up; you looked around you, you saw them.”
- The Magician’s Nephew, Chapter 9, The Founding of Narnia.

Birth of Narnia #2 - by Paula Novak

"The Lion was singing still. But now the song had changed. It was more like what we call a tune but it was also far wilder.”

“Can you imagine a stretch of grassland bubbling like water in a pot? For that is really the best description of what was happening. In all directions it was swelling into humps…and the humps moved and swelled until they burst…and from each hump there came out an animal.”
- The Magician’s Nephew, Chapter 9, The Founding of Narnia.

Fledge – by Paula Novak

“My dear”, said Aslan to the horse (Strawberry), “would you like to be a winged horse?”
“If you wish Aslan…”
: “Be winged. Be the father of all flying horses,” roared Aslan in a voice the shook the ground.
“Your name is Fledge”.
 The Magician’s Nephew, Chapter 12, Strawberry’s Adventure.


Lucy and Susan with Aslan by  Paula Novak

“Forward they went again and one of the girls walked on each side of the Lion. But how slowly he walked."
- The Lion, The Witch & the Wardrobe,

Chapter 14,
The Triumph of the Witch

Aslan’s Resurrection - by Paula Novak

“At that moment they heard from behind them a loud noise – a great cracking, deafening noise …

The Stone Table was broken in two pieces by a great crack that ran down it from end to end.

There, shining in the sunrise, larger than they had seen him before, shaking his mane (for it had apparently grown again) stood Aslan himself.

And Aslan stood up, and when he opened his mouth to roar, his face became so terrible that they did not dare to look at it. “
 - The Lion, The Witch & the Wardrobe,

Chapter 14, The Triumph of the Witch.


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