Category Archives: artist interviews

Martha Aviles’ amazing gift….

Martha Aviles and I met at the 1999 LA SCBWI conference and began working together in my ‘CAT’ Agency in 2000.  I was delighted by her artwork then, and after sixteen years am still delighted with it!  (see on website http://www.catugeau.comContinue reading

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NOTES FROM BOLOGNA! from two CAT artists there….

  What lead to your decision to visit the Bologna Children’s Book Fair this year?                            FIRST   KATY and then CONSTANZE follows Katy: Several things motivated my decision to attend the fair. First, as an illustrator and college art professor, I … Continue reading

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“Little Bitty” CB Review / Barton interview!

 from Children’s Book Review blog Patrice Barton’s artistic talents were discovered at age three when she was found creating a mural on the wall of her dining room with a pastry brush and a can of Crisco. She earned a … Continue reading

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Michele Noiset’s VT retreat experience! BALANCE!

Finding Balance Michele Noiset Michele Noiset, Associate Professor and Head of the Illustration Department at Memphis College of Art for the past two years, spent the month of July last summer working at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont. … Continue reading

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Artist interview: huge mural painting!

Cathy Gendron, a CAT artist of many talents, has just completed a most marvelous mural this past summer plus, and I thought it’d be so incredibly interesting to hear and see a bit about it and the process.  so Cathy….take … Continue reading

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PLAY! so important….more from IWAI on that!

I have to share another sub-story post from our artist MELISSA IWAI about her process of sketching (and posting) daily.  I think you’ll find this funny and so inspiring!  Play IS so important to the children’s book artist particularly. I feel … Continue reading

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Another Crit Sunday for Temean post:

Take a Look Sunday – Kary Lee by Kathy Temean CHRIS: FIRST, what hit me right away is the MOTION of this illustration….almost a beat sense.  NICE!  The shadow of the sax player leaning back and into his music takes my … Continue reading

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