ABOUT:

As a child, one of my favorite activities was creating at the kitchen table with my mom, sister, and friends. My mother would introduce different art techniques to us and we would spend hours on end creating.

 

COURSEWORK:

Salisbury University

Fordham University at Lincoln Center

 

 

INSPIRATION:

Family, Kind People, Ocean, Sea Shells, Mini things, Nature, Pastel Colors, Whimsy, Cupcakes

FAVORITE SUPPLIES:

Paper, Pigma Micron Pens,

Apple Pencil, Procreate,

Scissors, Photoshop

 

NEW YORK MOMENT:

Many years ago, I met a senior art director from Martha Stewart while attending a live taping of the MARTHA show. It was the annual halloween episode and I created handmade costumes for all of my friends. Post-show the director asked to photograph my creations and offered me a freelance job with the crafts department on the spot. After reviewing the drawings in my portfolio they encouraged me to illustrate children's books. I took the offer as a sign. After many conversations with family and an idea that combined my interests in visual art, performance, and teaching - my first children's book Crafterina was soon published.

CHILDREN'S BOOKS
  • Crafterina 

  • A Day at the National Museum of Dance

  • ABCs of Animal Dances

  • ABCs of Ballet

  • Nutcracker Coloring & Craft Book

  • Swan Lake Coloring & Craft Book

  • Halloween Coloring & Craft Book

IN THE NEWS/PRESS

COOL COLLABS

  • Illustrated A Day at the National Museum of Dance, a children's book for the 30th Anniversary for the National Museum of Dance in Saratoga Springs, NY

  • District Cotton Organic T--Shirt Company Design Winner "Summer in NYC"

  • Designed Nutcracker Illustrations for Milwaukee Ballet

  • Cover art for Raffi's Baby Beluga 40th Anniversary Video

  • Awarded Editor's Choice Blue Ribbons at the National Maker Faire in Washington, D.C.

  • Check out my GIPHY Account with over 17 Million GIF views: https://giphy.com/NessaLovesArt

  • Member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators

WIX TALKS SUCCESS STORIES 
  • Passion project featured story on Wix.com

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