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).
- 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," 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.
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
This Saturday afternoon class will be on the calendar soon– a place for kids and adults to create art together!
Location: Hightstown Branch
Contact: Liz 609-448-1474 firstname.lastname@example.org