I am an artist and illustrator. My fourth illustrated picture book "Owl Sees Owl" (written by Laura Godwin and published by Schwartz & Wade) was published in September 2016. The video below shows some of the preparatory work for that book. I'm currently working on "In The Woods" a book of poems about woodland animals written by David Elliott (Candlewick, 2020).
I have been an illustrator for twenty years or so and have made illustrations for newspapers and magazines, textbooks and have even designed murals for children's museums. I love my fine art, some of which I shape into children's books and exhibitions. I draw and paint every day.
Publishing: Penguin/Random House/Schwartz & Wade, Atheneum/Simon & Schuster, Tralalire/Bayard Presse Jeunesse.
Editorial: New York Times, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, Christian Science Monitor, Asset International, Playboy, Businessweek, Scholastic Inc. …
Other: The Children's Museum of the East End (Bridgehampton, NY), The Miami Children's Museum, The New York Hall of Science, East Hampton Children's Library.
Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments. Or surf my blogs for more distracting content:
instagram (studio microblog, daily)
flickr (image archive)
blogger (sketchbook excerpts and story ideas)
This & That… and Another Thing (tumblr)
ROBSERVATIONS (nature observations & drawings)
drawger (an old illustration blog!)
The first video was made by Cengage Learning in the summer of 2014. The second video, released in 2015, was made by my multi-talented illustrator friend Scott Bakal.