Weather Related...

Pecos Bill rides a tornado to carve out the Grand Canyon.  Yup, that's how it got there.

American Legends & Tall Tales  Coloring Book
Retold and Illustrated by 

Work in progess ~ Snowstorm

Snowstorm in the Redwood Forest ~ illustrated by Susan Swan
Digital art
A spread for a book I'm working on for Charlesbridge.

and another work in progress ~ Lightning Storm


From 'Peter and the Bogeyman'
One of the first picture books I illustrated many years ago, long out of print.
(Apologies for the poor scan)

Illustrated by June Goulding

Bella Baxter and Trudy the Librarian

A couple of library text illustrations I drew for a series of early-reader paperback novels, the Bella Baxter series, co-authored by Sarah Hines Stephens & Jane B. Mason (Aladdin Books, Simon & Schuster). The heroes of the stories were Bella (the little girl) and her librarian friend Trudy.
John Shelley

The Slater Memorial Library

The Slater Memorial Library across from Chucky’s Gas Station on Main Street in Jewett City Connecticut. I was parked in Daddy’s Truck at Chucky’s. 
I first did a sketchbook drawing to see if I would be able to sit there, draw and concentrate with all the noise at the intersection. Then, instead of using my steering wheel for my easel, I used my table that hooks over it because this painting was larger than the steering wheel. 

This Library is where my mother worked every Wednesday and Saturday. She brought me with her even before I could read, and sat me at the children’s table where I looked at all the pictures. So this is a favorite painting of mine. 

As challenging of a location, I am so happy I did it.
Dorothy (Stott) Clark

Warm Hello Friends

In my mind, this place exists..and I hope there's one of these places for you in your community!
By Shirley Ng-Benitez

Playground Friends

This traditionally illustrated artwork, pencil outline and ink washes,
appeared in Trouble for Trudy by Teddy Slater for Scholastic.

The Vanity of Human Wishes

Working on a book about Samuel Johnson, the English writer and lexicographer, and his young biographer, James Boswell.  Not yet colored, or submitted.

Pitter and Patter, Best Friends!

 Pitter and Patter are best friends. They're also raindrops. When I first read this manuscript I fell in love with Pitter and Patter. At the same time I wondered how I would illustrate the book when the main characters are two rain drops who fall from the same cloud, get separated and finally meet again in the ocean. You can find out more about Pitter and Patter at:

 Thanks for taking a look. You can see more about Pitter and Patter and other books at my Studio With A View.

Written by Martha Sullivan and Illustrated by Cathy Morrison
Dawn Publications

Wonderful Winter Trees

Trees in a winter landscape from
The Wonderful Woods