Friday, November 30, 2018

Been A While...again

2018 marked 35 years for me as a professional freelance illustrator and artist.  During that time I've created art for many books, 80+, including some for Scholastic, Inc.  They have also acquired some of my books for their book club.  Always had great experience with the art directors and editors there.  Here's a look at my Scholastic books from their website.



You can still find these books on the secondary market on amazon.com , barnesandnoble.com  other and  other sites  as well.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Spring Flew By...

I've been working away on many illustration projects and related things.  The college Illustration class I teach has ended for the semester, I just finished my school visits for the 2017-18 school year and I'm completing the art for a new book.  I also take small breaks to just paint and draw, which every artist needs to do to keep our skills up to a professional level.  Here's some recent work...



A " Garden Critter" 
...inspired by the frogs, bugs, snails and stuff in my garden.




Imagine going to the moon!
An illustration for my new book.




"Forsythia"
A watercolor painting as seen along a local road.


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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

The 10th Millbrook Book Festival

I'm always happy to attend book fairs, festivals and conferences especially this one.  I was a program presenter at the first Millbrook Book Festival and a few more after that.  Scott Meyer, who founded the festival, was a great  friend and supporter of local authors and illustrators.  I look forward to meeting a lot of book fans!

Thursday, March 22, 2018

School Visits


That's me at work in my studio...




...and me visiting students and teachers at a school!
I love visiting with students, teachers and groups interested in making books and the hart of illustration.  Above is a flyer  with contact information to arrange a visit!

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Daylight Savings Time...

I've been working on some new projects but took a little time to remind my followers on FB, Instagram and Twitter to set their clocks ahead one hour.  This illustration should do the trick.


Monday, October 9, 2017

So Much Social Media!!

...and now back to my blog.  I haven't posted here in quite a while because I've been busy working on illustration projects and paintings and also trying to keep up with all my social media platforms, now a necessity in the marketing world.  I'm on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as well as my agent's site, my illustrators group - picturebookartists.org, SCBWI portfolio, Behance portfolio /Linkedin, Pinterest, Tumbler and my personal websites....whew.  That's a job in itself and truly I can't keep everything updated all the time but I'm back here now so here's some artwork I've been creating.  Enjoy it and feel free to contact me through any of my social media sites!













Friday, November 18, 2016

Long Time, No Post!

Time has flown by and every day has been spent creating artwork for some interesting books.  A lot of research time and long hours spent creating accurate illustrations that look good to young readers.  Just a few examples...


 "RUNAWAY SLAVE"








"MAPLE TREE FARM" Series






"ALEXANDER HAMILTON" Coloring Book