Four of my illustrations were juried into the Philadelphia Sketch Club's Phillustration show!
Nov 2-27, 2015.
HOURS: W,F, S, S, 1-5 PM.
The Philadelphia Sketch Club - 235 South Camac Street - Philadelphia PA
I am back from two weeks in Italy, and thrilled with the progress made for Renato and the Lion. I completed over 30 sketches, 5 paintings, went on a tour of the Vasari Corridor and purchased over 17 books related to this project. The highlight of the journey was meeting a local bookseller in Florence named Enrico. He was 7 years old in 1944, and was able to tell me so much about what it felt like to be a child in Florence during WWII. I am very grateful to Antonia, a local tour guide and translator, that helped me interview Enrico. I hope to return to Florence soon to reconnect with these new friends.
When I was a sophomore at the Rhode Island School of Design, our illustration class took a field trip to New York City. Our teachers brought us to the Society of Illustrators, to introduce us to the exhibition halls where so many illustrators have shown their work. I fell in love with the old building, lined with Leyendecker paintings.
When I moved to Manhattan many years later, I often visited the SOI exhibitions, and took part in their figure drawing classes from time to time. But I wasn't ready to apply for membership.
Today, I'm in New Jersey, working hard as a picture book author and illustrator–and have been elected to Illustration Membership! This is a dream come true. Many thanks to Lisa Falkenstern for her sponsorship and support.
Paint a Story with Miss Barbara
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.
Location: Hightstown Branch
Contact: Liz 609-448-1474 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 for time and location. Or, see the CBIG website for more information.