Taylor’s Pages

The best way to introduce you to Taylor (although a much younger Taylor), is to give you a peek inside Taylor’s pages from Portrait of a Girl and Her Art

It was tough to focus on just one theme  to represent Taylor’s art when I was putting the book together. I eventually decided  that Taylor’s sketchbooks had to be shared. Unfortunately, these 2-D images hardly do them justice…



Photo credit Stephanie Sara Lifshuz

Taylor is a recent graduate of Franklin and Marshall.  She graduated with degrees in both animal behavior and art.  The installation piece above, combines Taylor’s  research with birds with her creativity. Here’s a little more info about the show featuring Taylor’s piece.

Taylor is also featured in Portrait of a Girl and Her Art.  Next post will be about her wonderful sketchbooks.

Everybody’s Welcome

I know, this blog is called Portrait of a GIRL and Her Art.  That’s because it’s the title of my book. The book celebrates young female artists. And while that is important, I do not want to exclude ANYONE.  ALL young artists are welcome here.

Investigate the ART SHARE page, the INTERVIEW page.  Send your art and ideas, and pick up a tip or two. This blog will be updated often with interesting and exciting work.  Some of it may be yours.


Midwest Book Review, has done Portrait of a Girl and Her Art, the honor of a feature in their December online book review magazine “Children’s Bookwatch!

Here it is:

Ideal for young adults ages 7 to 17, Portrait of a Girl and Her Art is filled cover to cover with vivid color photography of young women and the artworks they have made. The text includes the firsthand testimony of female artists and passages designed to stoke readers’ imaginations and inspire them to produce their own artwork. “Is there a book or movie that left a lasting impression on you? What ideas did it leave you with? Think of an essential theme or scene. How might you visualize it in a simple, straightforward way?” A motivational resource brimming with peer role models for girls, Portrait of a Girl and Her At is an excellent giftbook for budding young artists.

Thank you Midwest Book Review. And thank you to all of you amazing young artists who contributed to this book.

Portrait of a Girl coming very soon!

This is a blog that welcomes young artists from age five to twenty five.  It is inspired by my soon to be released book “Portrait of a Girl and Her Art”.   My book celebrates young  female artists, and while this blog  will be a girl friendly place, it is also a place for all young artists to share their artwork, talk about making art  and to get inspired by other young artists.

It’s still early days for the blog, and there’s lots to do to get it into shape.  Please bookmark this page or subscribe so you can check back often to see what’s going on.  If you are a parent, grandparent, teacher, librarian, auntie, uncle, sister, brother or young artist yourself, you can really help out by spreading the word.  Exciting things are coming!  Thanks and see you soon.