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My illustration style is rooted in the woodcuts I’ve been carving and printing for more than two decades. Recently, I have been experimenting with a faster, more editable way of making drawn illustrations that evoke a woodcut look.
At the 2019 New England Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (NESCBWI) spring conference, my illustration portfolio earned a Peter Davis Emerging Artist Scholarship. I was also honored when my entry in the illustration challenge was selected for the NESCBWI R. Michelson Galleries Emerging Artist Award. In 2017, I was honored by winning a spot in the NESCBWI Four by Four Mentorship Program. That’s how I was mentored by author illustrator and fellow printmaker Ashley Wolff. I earned a BFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and I’ve taught science in public school a bunch after earning a Master’s in Environmental Science and Science Teaching at Antioch New England Graduate School. I’ve been an active member of SCBWI since 2015.
I also lead workshops making masks with Wonderland Spectacle Company, I lead the Early Birds’ Garden Club for pre-schoolers at the community garden, and lots of other stuff. I live with my husband and two children, close enough to the subway to get around Boston, but also close enough to a giant waterfall to visit often for inspiration.
Contact me at karipercival(at)hotmail.com. I’d be delighted to hear from you.
Photos: Greg Cook