I have been drawing since I was a little girl, growing up in Philadelphia, PA (where my favorite television show, and earliest artistic influence, was Gene London's Cartoon Corners General Store). I studied art at Maryville College, in Maryville, TN and began my art career as a paste-up and graphic artist in Atlanta, GA (old school paste-up by the way - with spray glue, sheets of set type and a T-square) before concentrating on freelance art and illustration work. Color or black & white, pencil, ink, paint or scratchboard. Giant walls or small logos. Any place where words and pictures meet. And sometimes... the picture says it all.
Winner of the Outstanding Pennsylvania Author/Illustrator Award from the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association - 2008.
Member of the SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators)
Facebook - Laurie Allen Klein Illustration and Invented Images
For a more detailed (i.e. long, but hopefully entertaining) Meet the Author/ Illustrator account of my art and illustration experiences please go to Sylvan Dell Publishing's Interviews Page.
For more information about Sylvan Dell Publishing - teaching activities and eBooks or to purchase my children's books go to Sylvan Dell Publishing.
If you would like to see additional portfolio samples, arrange a meeting, discuss a project, buy a book, purchase art or simply want more information, please feel free to contact me. I love talking about art almost as much as creating it!