Thanks to the talented illustrators who contributed their artwork to enhance the beauty of this website. Please visit the artists' websites and blogs to see more of their work, and contact them or their agents directly with any inquiries about licensing their images.
SCBWI members residing in New England can contact the webmaster to find out how their art can be included in this gallery.
"Snowflake Express" ©2008 Donna Berger, from The Secret of Season's Greetings
Donna Berger is a freelance illustrator, designer and marketing consultant. She creates illustrations and designs for picture books and children's publications, and design and marketing materials for business clients. In addition to traditional art methods, Donna works using a digitizing tablet and creative software tools on her computer. She believes, "The computer is just another tool that can be used in the creative process in place of or combined with paint, pencils, or other traditional methods." During her free time, Donna enjoys watercolor and acrylic painting and other forms of creativity.
"And so she followed, through acres of one color...
into another, which was the color of EMMA'S PICTURE."
©2007 Deborah Freedman, from SCRIBBLE (Knopf, 2007)
Deborah Freedman was trained to be an architect, but what she loves to do most is build worlds in books. Her first book, SCRIBBLE
(Knopf 2007) was a Book Sense Pick and a finalist for the 2008 Connecticut Book Award. Please visit www.deborahfreedman.net
to learn more about Deborah and her work.
"Saturday Morning Soccer" ©2008 Michelle Henninger
Michelle's artistic talents were discovered at the tender age of five, in Allentown, Pennsylvania, when she was challenged by a TV commercial to "draw this turtle." Soon after, she had her very first art show, thanks for the use of her parents' refrigerator. Since then she's moved north, along with her husband, two brilliant daughters, and a loopy dog named Lucy. She now spends her time working as an illustrator in Nashua, New Hampshire, and she can't think of any job she'd rather be doing. But if anyone has the gumption to challenge her to draw a turtle again, she'll be ready and waiting!
"Q is for the Queen" ©2008 Kristina Hickman, from an alphabet book series.
After years consulting in the corporate visual design world - for print, web, and everything in between - Kristina is able to turn her attention and efforts to her real passion; Children's Book Illustration. She works in colored pencil and ink on vellum and paper at her home in Milford, New Hampshire. Kristina is an active member of the SCBWI and a Continuing Education Student at RISD, pursuing a Certificate in Children's Book Illustration, and her dream.
"ABC Banner" ©2004 Kim Jacobs, from abc Flash Card Fun! (WJFantasy)
Kim Jacobs has been creating her illustrations for over 25 years. Her art and writings have appeared in book form and and her art on a wide array of gifts, toys, fine art prints, greeting cards, and other products. Kim's best selling calendar line "Through My Cottage Window" is celebrating its 20th year. The products have sold in the millions throughout the world. Kim has recently added this fun, graphic, collage style to her repertoire , but her primary illustration mode has been in very detailed, old world type, watercolors.
"Flight School" ©2007 Jennifer Meyer
Jennifer has been a freelance illustrator for over seven years. Her recent published work has been for Bella Sara, a horse card game for girls, with multiple pieces in each Bella Sara card set including "Ancient Lights," "Native Lights," "Magical Friends," "Baby Bella," and other upcoming sets. She has also done concept art for the Bella Sara world. Jennifer's first book covers and pencil interiors, for Fiery Fiona and Jewel's Magic, will be published by HarperCollins in late 2008 and early 2009. Her clients have included Llewellyn Worldwide, the Bradford Exchange, G.I Apparel, Green Ronin, and Soverign Press. She enjoys reading graphic novels and fantasy in her spare time.
"Balloon Flight" ©2008 Ginger Nielson
Ginger is a full time children's book illustrator living in New Hampshire. Her goal is to create excitement, emotion, and little story within each illustration she creates. Her roots are based in traditional painting in oils, acrylics, watercolor and in pen and ink, but her current work, although a realistic painterly style, is created with digital painting programs, making her more "tradigital."
"Good Morning Orange Butterfly" ©2004 Denise Ortakales, from GOOD MORNING, GARDEN, written by Barbara Brenner (Northword Press, 2004)
A graduate of The Art Institute of Boston, Denise Ortakales works as a freelance illustrator. Her award-winning paper sculptures have appeared in consumer and business magazines, as well as children's magazines, and several children's books, including Planets, Carrot in My Pocket and Good Morning, Garden. Denise is also the author of The Legend of the Old Man of the Mountain. A life-long resident of Laconia, New Hampshire, Denise lives there with her husband and two sons.