A visit to your school or library is a memorable event for students, staff and those interested in the making of a children’s book from an artist’s perspective. I really enjoy meeting students and staff and look forward to sharing my love of illustration with you!
With each presentation, I reveal some of the interesting and unusual steps taken to create the artwork for my books. It all begins with the story and I stress how important the written story is to the illustrator. I share many of my original works, from drawings I did when I was a boy, to my recent paintings created to enhance the stories of some of America’s most popular children’s book authors.
We laugh, we learn and we get excited about books! Students come away with a better understanding and with a renewed confidence, they’re eager to get started on their own story creations.