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 … Read more
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.
What a week! Since my semester ended, I have been busier than ever outside of my studio. I’m itching to get back to work. On Sunday I attended my first BookCon where I spoke on a panel with Cheryl Willis-Hudson, Rita WIlliams-Garcia, and Jerdine Nolen. The panel was moderated by Vanesse Lloyd-Sgambatti. Our topic was … Read more
When I was in graduate school at SVA, I was able to choose an advisor during my thesis year. My choice was Pat Cummings. I asked Pat because I had been reading her books and admiring her art since “Just Us Women” appeared on Reading Rainbow in 1984. I went on to fall in love … Read more
This summer, CBBC will be held in Pennsylvania at the Highlights Foundation…a verrrrry cool retreat with log cabins, great cuisine and all of the amenities needed to tuck yourself away for four days and WORK. It will be the first SUPER CBBC…which means you get to work with four author/illustrators….Pat Cummings, Bruce Degen, Denise Fleming and … Read more
Hey book people! It’s that time of year again. Time to dust off your ideas and flesh them out in Pat Cummings’s Children’s Book Boot Camp! The June 18th deadline is quickly approaching. More information is located below.
This Tuesday I head to Sao Tome and Principe! MICA’s Office of Continuing Studies sponsors a Summer Intensive Travel Program where students and life-long learners are able to explore different cultures and make art. The illustration department travels to Sao Tome. Other programs include Fibers in Istanbul, Sculpture in South Korea, General Fine Arts in … Read more
ELIZA’S FREEDOM ROAD will debut in January~ Here is a bit of pre-release buzz to whet your appetites: “A story of hope, determination, and the triumph of the human spirit.” — Alma Powell, wife of former Secretary of State Colin Powell “Like the young slave girl who watches a cook ‘stirring tears into…stew,” Nolen stirs … Read more
It’s that time of year again. Pat Cummings, author/illustrator extraordinaire, my advisor, and teacher to successful illustrators like Julian Hector and David Ezra Stein, is hosting her annual Children’s Book Boot Camp. Get your applications in by May 22!
It’s such a good feeling when life comes full circle. Today I spoke at Parson’s School of Art and Design with David Ezra Stein and Nancy Paulsen. We were invited by Pat Cummings as special guests for her Children’s Book Illustration Class. The bulk of the talks were about breaking into the business and the … Read more