Inspiring Artists

If you’re looking for creative inspiration or just want see some great work, check out the web-sites below for these amazing authors and artists. I had the opportunity to learn first hand from these individuals last year and they have made a lasting impact.


Lauren Mills –


Lauren recently released her historical novel “Minna’s patchwork coat”, which is a story expanded from her own children’s book “The Rag Coat”.

Ruth Sanderson –


Ruth is currently working on a coloring book for adults that will feature other incredible fantasy artists like Charles Vess, She also recently won best in show for a scratch-board piece titled “Invoking the dragon” at the World Fantasy Convention. You can see the piece here:

Elizabeth Dulemba –


Elizabeth’s web-site is incredibly informative if anyone is looking for insight into creating a children’s book. She also gave a TEDx talk in Edinburgh earlier this year.

Ahsley Wolff –


Ashley’s water-colors and and block prints are phenomenal. She did the illustrations for the recent release of “In the Canyon”, a book about a young girl exploring the Grand Canyon.

Dennis Nolan –


Dennis was kind enough to lend his time and advice to the students of our drawing class even though he wasn’t teaching that semester. Even in that little time he made a big impact and we all appreciated his help.

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