I have a BFA in illustration from the School of Visual Arts and an M.Ed in Education. I started out doing freelance work in illustration and working for various licensing companies creating products. I ended up teaching for over twenty years as a certified art teacher. I have retired from illustration and I am writing and illustrating children's picture books. I am available on a freelance or contractual basis and although I specialize in children's illustrations I am versatile. I charge an hourly rate of $25 to $35 depending of the complexity of the illustration. I am able to work in colored pencil, watercolor, acrylic and graphite. I can work highly realistically or in more of a cartoon/whimsical style. Samples of my work can be viewed on this site.
I provide professional, high quality illustrations with 30 years of experience behind me. My clients are my top priority and I am extremely accommodating and punctual. My work is versatile and my portfolio will reflect that. I can work in a whimsical-cartoon style geared toward children's literature, a surreal-ethereal style or a highly photo-realisitc style. I received my BFA in illustration from the School of Visual Arts. I was a certified art teacher for over 20 years with a Masters in Education from Northern Arizona University. I am currently write and illustrate children's picture books. They can be viewed at www.bloombrushillos.com.