Trail Wood Sanctuary

On a sweltering day in July, I drove up a gravel driveway to Trail Wood Sanctuary. This 168-acre property in rural eastern Connecticut was once home to naturalist writer Edwin Way Teale and his wife Nellie. In 1980, Nellie donated their pristine land to the Connecticut Audubon Society, which now hosts artists and writers in … More Trail Wood Sanctuary

Light and dark

India ink is a very satisfying medium to work with. You paint it on like watercolor, and it flows and bleeds and blends in beautiful ways. But unlike watercolor, once it hits the paper, it’s there for good.  This illustration (11 x 8.5 inches) took me about 15 hours to paint, in order to build up … More Light and dark

Fan Mail

Yesterday I was so touched to receive these hand-made letters from two very creative readers. My first fan mail!  Also enclosed was a little note from the girls’ grandmother, who pointed out that, in Pisa’s drawing, the orange shape appearing from behind the tree is Georgia’s airplane. Thank you Pisa, Lira, and Shelley!

Georgia Goes to Lunch

I am excited to finally announce the publication of my picture book, Georgia Goes to Lunch, written by Andrea Coppick. You can purchase a copy HERE. The twelve illustrations I created, using a variety of digital techniques, have transparent colors and textural characteristics like watercolor. They give us a bright view into Georgia’s world, where … More Georgia Goes to Lunch