Things are really moving along quickly for my debut picture book, RENATO AND THE LION–to be published in the summer of 2017. Final illustrations are due at the end of August 2016, so for the next two months, I will be absolutely swamped with work. And I couldn't possibly be happier!!! For more information, please visit www.renatoandthelion.com
CBIG, the Children’s Book Illustrators Group, is a New York City-based group of illustrators and author-illustrators who create high-quality work for children’s publishing and media. For illustrators that are interested in attending this meeting (non-members included) please contact me or visit the CBIG website for more information. Below are our 2016 meeting dates (Sundays in Manhattan from 2-5pm).
- Sept 18
Saho Fujii, Art Director at Little, Brown
- REVIEW: Nov 20 (members only)
The above illustration was featured on the Prospect Agency's Booklet for the 2016 Soiree, held at the Old Stone House in Brooklyn. It was a big honor to be on th cover! The concept was inspired by walking though Central Park, and noticing that despite writing beautiful stories for children-the statue of Hans Christian Andersen always looks so irritated at kids crawling all over him. His face cracks me up every time I see the expression-which sans kids looks contemplative. I swear he changes his expression when kids use him as a jungle gym.
My watercolor, "Moment Before Opening," has been juried into the Salmagundi Non Members show, open July 18th through the 29th. The opening is on the last night, from 7-9pm.
This painting also won the "Bernice & Albert B. Cohen Family Trust Award for Excellence in Light and Shadow" in the 2016 New England Watercolor Society's Signature Member Art Show. It also won first place and the "Domenic DiStefano Memorial Award" at the annual "Works on Paper" show at the Philadelphia Sketch Club. The painting will be featured on the postcard for the next "Works on Paper" exhibition in 2017.
I will be teaching 7 weeks of camp this summer, followed by a full schedule of regular classes in the fall. I also have a plein air drawing/painting class on Sundays, from 10-1pm in July and August at the D&R Greenway in Princeton, NJ. For more information, please visit the Arts Council of Princeton.
Paint a Story & Drawing Basics
Since I'll be teaching at the Arts Council of Princeton all July and August, these two classes will resume in September.
Intergenerational Drawing- FREE
For two evenings in July, artists of all ages are invited to come into the air-conditioned library and make art together! July 7th and July 27th from 7-8pm.
Location: Hightstown Branch
Contact: Liz 609-448-1474 firstname.lastname@example.org