Coming Soon!

Posted on Aug 1, 2017 in Books, Illustration, printmaking | No Comments

My next book, A Child’s Book of Prayers and Blessings: From Many Faiths and Cultures Around the World, debuts in October. Each illustration was made using the relief linocut printmaking technique. The book is available for pre-order now!

Dogs and clavicles

Posted on Jun 21, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

My blog has been dormant or a while now. 2017 has been the busiest and most life changing since I moved to Maryland. I bought a house, moved my mom (and her our dog) in with me to work through some serious health issues, and most recently, broke my collarbone in a stupid dog walking accident. We […]

Loving vs. Virginia at the Library of Congress

Posted on Apr 30, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Join us for a special event Patricia Hruby Powell and I will discuss Loving vs. Virginia at The Library of Congress at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 3, in the Library’s Coolidge Auditorium, on the ground floor of the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E. in Washington, D.C. We will be joined in […]

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.  

Shopping with Pat Cummings at BPL

On Saturday I took leave from my art prison to visit with the wonderful librarians and young patrons at the Brooklyn Public Library. Award-winning children’s book author and illustrator Pat Cummings is Brooklyn Public Library’s 2016 Katowitz Radin Artist-in-Residence. Being the generous spirit that she is, Pat invited former students and illustrators she has mentored […]

“Peach” available on etsy

Posted on Apr 14, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Last week, I was struck by inspiration. That inspiration led me to make this painting. “Peach” now available on etsy.

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. 

Bookmaking in Baltimore

Posted on Feb 22, 2016 in Books, Signings | No Comments

On Saturday I conducted a free bookmaking workshop for the Reginald F. Lewis Museum’s Saturday’s Child series. Families came from Washington DC, Baltimore County, and Baltimore City to learn how to make picture books. After a brief chat about my work and what I do as an illustrator, I led families through a quick accordion […]

Always Best Care & The Philly African American Book Festival

Posted on Feb 8, 2016 in Book Fair | 2 Comments

On Saturday I attended the 24th annual African American Book Festival in Philadelphia. It is one of my favorite events of the year because I get to celebrate with many of the brightest in African American children’s book literature. I also get to meet many of my facebook friends and followers who come up for the event. […]

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 […]

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