Category Archives: artist interviews

“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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A CALL TO HELP! “Illustrators for Refugees”

As anyone who has not been living under a rock knows, the Syrian refugee crisis is dire. Germany has been the first country to step up, and has opened its borders to refugees, but they need help. Not just from … Continue reading

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Cat Nip Series: artist adventures in learning interviews…..

Christine Kornacki is the honored first artist interview in our new CAT NIP SERIES.  Artists take many different roads in their learning, teaching and ‘doing’ careers, and I thought it might be fascinating to share a few of those adventures … Continue reading

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