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Rebelle 2021 Artwork Contest

Escape Motions: Rebelle 4 - Rebelle 2021 Artwork Contest   Having worked as an artist since graduating from the Philadelphia College of Art (now called University of the Arts), way back in 1982, I have always used traditional methods of painting and drawing, including graphite, pastel, inks and watercolor paint. Recently, I was thrilled to discover an award-winning traditional media painting [...]

Pet Monsters

Gorgeous Monsters and Their Pets.  People love their pets... sometimes more than their own family and friends. Monsters are no different. The big difference is that monster pets can get into and cause A LOT more trouble for their "pet parents" than a loveable kitty, puppy, budgie or fish!  As an example -- "The Purple Snouted Pollen Eaters", though quite [...]

Singular Story Illustrations

Illustrating the wonderous world of reading and stories that await each and every one of us. I love stories. I love reading. I become (quite happily) immersed in books, escaping to unknown forested lands; where bears befriend girls; where owls serenade atop a lion at twilight;  where wild beasts are tamed with a tale of courage. The list and variety [...]

Monsters in Teacups

Humans aren’t the only ones who like a spot of tea now and again. Little monsters have been known to slip quietly into kitchens when no one is around and sneak a sip or two of freshly brewed sweetness! Alas, some of these tiny creatures may become so enamored with the tea, that they sip themselves silly and fall into [...]

The Human Psyche

FACES. We all have them. They fascinate me. Expressions in particular – from subtle to extreme.   OLD PAPER. These too share qualities of human expression. From long ago handwritten notes, aged newspapers & maps to worn paper stained with time. In this series of prints, I combine them to create whimsical “stories” about the nature of being human. I’m a [...]

Little Bird Adventures: BOOK 2

Little Bird Captures the Moon by Ellen Weiss (published by Pearson Education for schools and libraries) On the banks of a raging river, during a moonlit night, an adventurous, clever little bird finds courage and inspiration after a face-to-teeth meeting with a HUGE crocodile. Ellen Weiss website: www.ellenweissbooks.com/ Please visit my Gallery page to see more of the images for [...]

SCBWI: Chicken Little

Created for the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) "Tomie dePaola Illustrator Award" 2011. The contest was to illustrate the following excerpt from the story of Chicken Licken/Chicken Little, by P.C. Asbjörnsen. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- So they went along and went along until they met Turkey Lurkey “Good morning, Goosey Loosey, Ducky Daddles, Cocky Locky, Henny Penny, and Chicken Licken,” [...]

Guardian Monsters

26 unique monsters created for your enjoyment, protection and benefit. Consider yourself warned. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ What the heck is a Guardian Monster? I am so glad you asked. Perhaps you've heard of "guardian angels", those lovely, winged beings who guide and protect you? Well, when the job requires a specialized "monster point of view", these eager fellows step up! They may [...]

Secret Corners

The Enchanted Forest: Hiding in Plain Sight In the hidden corners of the world, sweet mysteries abound. Three illustrations, created in traditional media with graphite pencil. A noisy forest becomes hushed and secret. At the base of the tree, concealed among the fallen leaves, he waits… Please visit my Gallery page to see all of the Secret Corners images. Prints [...]

Magdalena’s Picnic

Magdalena’s Picnic (El picnic de Magdalena) by Patricia Aguilar Morrissey(published by Red Heart Books) A bilingual adventure begins. This story explores a young child’s imagination as it takes her to a faraway place—the Amazon jungle—without leaving her backyard. The main character in the book, the one fearlessly leading the group ahead, is a girl named Magdalena. She is clearly a [...]

Inkspokes: Artist Showcase

Nelson Suit and Seri Latiff are editors of the wonderful website, Inkspokes, which is “an online literary magazine that publishes articles on indie book trends, book reviews of independently published and small press works and author interviews. We also showcase some of the incredible work being produced by book illustrators, especially those working independently, and provide resources for indie authors [...]

Introducing “The Official Introduction”

Meeting someone new can be a welcome but nerve-wracking experience. Monsters are no different. Especially Guardian Monsters, who are often high strung creatures to begin with. As the official (human) spokesperson for the “Guardian Monster Guild”, it is my honor (and duty) to provide a personalized note of introduction to each brave human who desires Guardian Monster Protection. Introducing “The [...]

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