I'm excited to be working on my debut picture book with the talented team at Viking Children's Books. The publication date has been pushed to 2017, but more time will bring out the best in the book. 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).
- March 13 - Sarah Hokanson, Associate Art Director for Random House Children's Books.
- May 1 - TBD
- Sept 18 - TBD
- REVIEW: Nov 20 (members only)
I am so excited that the above watercolor, "Moment Before Opening," 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.
The painting will be featured on the postcard for the next "Works on Paper" exhibition in 2017.
The above painting also won first place and the "Domenic DiStefano Memorial Award" at the annual "Works on Paper" show at the Philadelphia Sketch Club. This award is meaningful to me because Domenic DiStefano juried my very first painting into a regional New England Watercolor Society show. I remember looking up his work, being impressed, and crossing my fingers that he liked mine enough to accept it. Years later, when he passed, I was sad because his talent would be missed. I've since learned he was an incredibly nice guy as well. I wish I had a chance to meet him in person.
Paint a Story - FREE
Children ages 2-6 are invited to listen to a story and unleash their inner artist while painting with watercolors. No registration necessary. Siblings welcome.
Drawing Basics - FREE
Children ages 8-12, at any skill level, can learn basic drawing techniques. No registration required.
Location: Hightstown Branch
Contact: Liz 609-448-1474 firstname.lastname@example.org