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ILLUSTRATION, WRITING, BOOK DESIGN
FOR CHILDREN AND OTHER PEOPLE

Land of Dreams is my first published children's picture book as an illustrator. The writer, Deirdre Kessler, is a Canadian poet and author of many children's books; this book has a sweet, slow rhythm that's perfect for making both kids and parents feel dreamy. It was educational and a lot of fun to do the watercolor and colored pencil illustrations for Land of Dreams!

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Land of Dreams
Written by Deirdre Kessler (deirdrekessler.com)
Illustrated by Cecily Donnelly
Published 2012 by 40 Degrees South Publishing
Hobart Tasmania (fortysouth.com.au)

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Afternoon Horses
Written by Deirdre Kessler
Published 2009 by Acorn Press, PEI Canada
(acornpresscanada.com)

The poetry book Afternoon Horses uses one of my landscape paintings as its front cover. (It's always interesting to see artwork in a new context, it changes how you look at it.)

 

Editorial and Advertising Illustrations
The illustrations at left and below were created for various editorial and advertising projects I've worked on in recent years. (The three fairy tale illustrations were part of an ad campaign for Liberty Title Company in Ann Arbor.)

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