In June I am starting a KICKSTARTER campaign to help fund my long-awaited art book - here is a flyer with the details.
I will post the link HERE on June 1st, 2013!
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April 21, 2013
I just sent off my Maurice Sendak tribute illustration for the upcoming aution to benefit free expression in children's books. The event will be held at the Jakob Javvitts Center in New York on May 28th, 2013. Click the link below for more info. The piece is done in scratchboard, my new favorite medium.
Below are a few pictures in scratchboard that I am working on for THE GOLDEN KEY, a Victorian fairy tale by George MacDonald.
SPRING 2013 RELEASES
DARCY, the 10th book in the HORSE DIARIES series was written by my daughter, Whitney. It is set in Ireland in 1917 and has historical references to the political troubles of the time, in addition to the daily life of a Connemara pony. The series offically ends with this book, but I just got wind there might be a "Special Edition" which I would be asked to illustrate. Stay tuned!
ROSE RED AND SNOW WHITE
Originally published in 1997 by Little, Brown and Co, Crocodile Books, a division of INTERLINK PUBLISHING, is releasing a new edition of this Grimm's fairy tale, which I retold and illustrated. The book has all new scans and is a much better reproduction of the artwork than the original version.
Order from your local Independent Bookseller
I just found out this dragon painting was selected by SPECTRUM, an annual of the year's best fantasy and science fiction art.
COTTAGE STREET OPEN STUDIOS
November 30th-December 2nd, 2012
Visit my studio in room 307. One Cottage Street Easthampton, MA. Friday and Saturday 10-5, Sunday 12-5. Over 50 artists and craftspeople will open their studios for this annual sale - One Cottage Street, Easthampton, MA. I will have original art as well as books, prints, cards, puzzles, boxes, and framed artwork. http://www.cottagestreetstudios.com/
What's New in SPRING 2012
A new edition of THE TWELVE DANCING PRINCESSES, back in print with a new cover and design, published by Crocodile Books.
NEW BOOK TRAILER for THE TWELVE DANCING PRINCESSES
“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales.
If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.” ― Albert Einstein
Pirate Painting at the Rockwell
This painting was from a two-day painting workshop I taught on August 10th and 11th at the Norman Rockwell Museum. There is a fantastic exhibition there of Howard Pyle's work.
In 2008 I was interviewed in a podcast for JUST ONE MORE BOOK about a piece in scratchboard that I submitted to their LOVE OF READING gallery. Click on the icon below to hear the interview.