Ruth E. Engle Memorial Collection of Children’s Book Illustration

Posted on Apr 15, 2019 in Art | No Comments

On Saturday I visited Messiah College to celebrate their latest original picture book art acquisition from my first picture book BIRD, written by Zetta Elliott. Over the years I have had a few inquiries about the original art for Bird, but I always declined because I wanted to keep the artwork together. The Ruth E. […]

Kidlit Summer Camp

Posted on Apr 9, 2019 in Art | No Comments

For the past three years now I have joined The Highlights Foundation as a faculty member for their annual summer camp. It’s an amazing opportunity for authors and illustrators to learn more about the business of picture books. Participants have a chance to be mentored by published authors and illustrators while they work on manuscripts […]

We Are the Change

Posted on Jan 21, 2019 in Art, Books | No Comments

On May 7th, Chronicle Books will release a gorgeous illustrated book that features artwork from 16 amazing artists (Selina Alko, Alina Chau, Lisa Congdon, Emily Hughes, Molly Idle, Juana Medina, Innosanto Nagara, Christopher Silas Neal, John Parra, Brian Pinkney, Greg Pizzoli, Sean Qualls, Dan Santat, Me, Melissa Sweet, and Raúl the Third). Each illustration represents […]

Highlights from Highlights and Louise Goes to Tulsa!

It has been a fantastic and busy season over here in the studio! First off, I helped launch an exhibition of my work at The Highlights Foundation!! How cool is that?? This year, my linocuts from A Child’s Book of Prayers and Blessings will be on display at the barn. I will be back up […]

Sweater Weather!

Posted on Oct 3, 2017 in Art, Books, Jump In Studio, Newsletter, Poetry | 2 Comments

Happy Fall! Tis the season of crisp, cool air and noisy crunching below foot. For me, it’s also a time of renewed creative energy and longer hours in the studio. I hope that you are surrounding yourselves with good books as you prepare for cooler temperatures and shorter days.   Happy Book Birthday!! My latest […]

Loving vs. Virginia in the Society of Illustrators Original Art Show

Posted on Oct 30, 2016 in Art, Contest, exhibition, Illustration | One Comment

If you’re in New York, check out The Original Art Show at the Society of Illustrators! Loving vs. Virginia is one of the books selected this year and I’m thrilled to be on the wall with so many talented illustrators.  

The Turn of the Page

If you’re in New York this spring, head on over to Brooklyn Public Library to see the amazing work of Pat Cummings! Also on display is the work of many of her former students including yours truly. Pat Cummings is this year’s Katowitz Radin Artist-In-Residence this year. 

Wearing my writer hat at VCFA

Last week I spent a few days in snowy Montpelier as author/illustrator in residence at Vermont College of Fine Arts  in their Master of Fine Arts in Writing for Children & Young Adults program. It is a low residency program where students meet for ten days of workshops and lectures and then spend six months working […]

Holiday gifts for Artists!

Posted on Oct 23, 2015 in Art, Craftsy | No Comments

The holiday season is upon us! When I was a kid, there’s nothing that I enjoyed more than art books and supplies. I still enjoy those gifts above others (except maybe cash, of course). Make the artist in your life happy with a Craftsy gift card. Cards can be used on any class (or classes) and can […]

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