Friday, May 23, 2014

It's a book! "Gifts From the Enemy" is out now! Thanks again to Trudy Ludwig for spearheading and writing this powerful picture book. An inspiring true story from the life of Holocaust survivor Alter Wiener, who found an unlikely source of kindness during his imprisonment in German concentration camps as a young man. He now lives in Portland Oregon. What an honor it was to illustrate. 

Learn more and order a copy here:

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Washington State History Museum!

Exciting news in museum patronage! I have one of my paintings called "Oregon Trail" in a new exhibit at the Washington State History Museum in Tacoma. It is part of a new show running through April 2015 called "Ernest Oglby Punkweiler and the Fabulous-Miraculous Time Intrusionator". 

It includes works by other talented NW illustrators as Julie Paschkis, Richard Jesse Watson and Mike Cressy, just to name a few. Sorry I don't have more photos of their work. I want you to come see the show!

Our paintings are brought to life in imaginative ways thanks to Stephanie Lile's wonderful story and the creative use of space. I feel so honored to be a part of this amazing show! Perfect for families and young kids in particular. Here is a link to learn more:

Below are some photos from last nights opening event:

Stephanie (right) and some of the amazing illustrators!

Entering my space!

Happy I didn't have to paint the original work THIS BIG.

How creative is this show signage?

My prairie dogs and some visitors


An additional drawing I did for the exhibit.

Richard Jesse Watson's painting. A boat you can sit in!

Friday, November 1, 2013

The Inside Story

Here is some information on an event coming up this Sunday November 3rd at 4:00pm at Mockingbird Books in Seattle. I will be presenting my book "Boys Camp- Nate's Story".

"Get the INSIDE STORY about the newest books by local childrens' book authors and illustrators. Each presenting guest will share 2-3 minutes of the story behind their latest work. Food, drinks and fun upstairs at the Great Hall followed by book signing downstairs in the bookstore. Please join us!"

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

New work

I recently finished a project for National Geographic Learning and wanted to share a few of the images. It's a story about a pioneer family traveling in a wagon train. Enjoy!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Gifts From the Enemy

I recently finished work on my next picture book called "Gifts From the Enemy" written by the wonderful Trudy Ludwig. It will be released in March 2014. You can read more about the story in an earlier post below.  The cover design isn't totally finalized yet but since it is appearing on now as a pre-order I want to share it with you now along with a couple other finished paintings.

I am really excited to spread the word on this inspiring true story!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Boys Camp reviewed in USA TODAY!

"Boys Camp- Zack's Story" made it into the newspaper USA TODAY as part of a feature on Summer Reading For Kids! Very exciting to have such wide exposure.

You can see the article here:

Monday, June 3, 2013

Boys Camp book launch & signing this Saturday June 8th!

Just a heads up that this Saturday June 8th at Magnolia Books in Seattle author Cameron Dokey and I will be launching our new middle grade book, "Boys Camp Book 1- Zack's Story" into the world! We will be signing books from 1:00-3pm and I will have all of the art to share. Hope to see you there! Please spread the word.

Here is a link to the event: