Illustration Portfolio at School of Visual Arts

Illustration Portfolio at the School of Visual Arts, NYC
Tuesday nights 6:30 - 9:30 beginning Sept 19!

Expand your portfolio, work on your neglected picture book, try something new! All levels welcome.

Check out artwork by students in past semesters

Last semester was fantastic!
There were Stephen's intimate and evocative drawings:

©2017 Stephen Davan
©2017 Stephen Davan

 And Clio's entertaining characters (in challenging situations...):
©2017 Clio Goodman
And labels (with wine!) from Jessica...

©2017 Jessica Stephen


An Illusionary piece for American Booksellers for Children

This is a new painting I created for American Booksellers for Children's annual gala auction.
It is painted in gold on a wood panel, so not very photogenic.  Looks much better in person, so to speak.
It is about the world of the imagination you enter when you read a book.
When you look at the piece at an angle you see only the girl and her book.

The painting is a tribute to Little Golden Books, which is celebrating its 75th Anniversary.  Those books had a big influence on me and my work.  Some of my childhood Golden Books are still in my possession.  Apparently when I was five I knew what I wanted to be when I grew up since on the title pages, I had crossed out the illustrator's name  (usually Garth Williams') and written my own.

This piece will be on sale later this month at the ABC auction during BookExpo America.

All artwork on this website is
© 1996-2016 Elizabeth Sayles (unless noted otherwise)
and is registered with the Library of Congress.
Any unauthorized usage including downloads, etc. is punishable by law.

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