"A portrait of a fascinating and elusive personality who was a natural heir to the style and reputation of Aubrey Beardsley and whose work forms a link between the decadence of the 1890s and the frivolity of the 1920s.
Alastair specialized in illustrating the plays novels and short stories from his favorite era - the 1890s. Although his style of drawing bears a marked resemblance to Beardsley’s, it remains unmistakably original and personal.
His strange beings with their ornate decorations mirror his love of the theatrical and the occult. However attractive they may be, they always include a sinister element which prevents them from lapsing into mere prettiness."