Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Meet the Artist #10

As part of the hoopla around our second-ever public exhibition of illustrations by SCBWI WWA artists, Update will post a mini-profile of each*—in completely random order—between now and the exhibit's closure in early January. Read about 'em here, or check them ALL out online here, or go see their work in person at the Washington State Convention Center! You can even shake their hands on Dec. 12 at our Holiday Gathering! (More info and registration here.)

Jeff James

Why did you choose to submit your particular piece of art?
I submitted the untitled piece of the boy on the ship because it shows the viewer a unique perspective and also gives a good sense of setting. I wanted people to feel as though they could be at a vantage point within the scene, whether from the view of a bird circling overhead or climbing up the rigging gazing at the deck below.

What does being part of SCBWI mean to you?
Being part of this community means realizing there's endless possibility in our world that's too great for any one of us to imagine or experience alone. And it means having the tremendous potential for sharing it with everyone else in that world.

What is your favorite picture book from childhood?
Where the Wild Things Are (yeah, I know) and Andrew Henry's Meadow.

Fun fact: Jeff started his illustration career doing work for packaging and retail exhibits. Learn more, and see more images, on STQRY here.

*excluding only those lazy bones or privacy freaks who don't answer our email questions, of course. We love them anyway.

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