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waltzing with walruses
Title: Waltzing with Walruses
For: Portfolio piece
Size: 12" X 9"
Medium: Watercolor, india ink, colored pencil
   

Now that everyone in my house can feed, dress, and wipe themselves, I am seriously pursuing a career in the illustrative arts. My main focus is children's illustration.

-Sue Farias

ABOUT SUE FARIAS,
Children's Illustrator

I guess I started liking art the first time I opened a box of crayons and saw those nice sharp points and beautiful colors (that was somewhere around 1964, but really, who's counting?).

My love of color and creating continued during the corporate 80s, when instead of getting the art degree I craved, I went for the B.S. in Computer Science. (I hadn't started watching Oprah yet and didn’t know that if I did what I loved, the money would follow - I just wanted to be Mary Tyler Moore and have my own apartment and be Independent).

During the 90s, I happily quit my stressful job to stay home and raise my children. A career in art seemed beyond reach, what with all that lack of sleep, although I made significant strides in my work with Playdoh and driveway chalk. However, I did volunteer for any and every project that required an element of creativity. I painted banners for church pageants, designed tee shirts and logos for friends and bartered watercolors for lawyerly advice and home repairs.

During all those years, I took classes at the Rhode Island School of Design whenever the money was available, the moons and planets aligned themselves just so, and somebody started sleeping through the night or got out of diapers.

Now that everyone in my house can feed, dress, and wipe themselves, I am seriously pursuing a career in the illustrative arts. My main focus is children's illustration. I work mostly in watercolor and colored pencil or pen and ink. I recently joined the Freelance Artist's Network and am a member of SCBWI.

I am currently working hard to introduce my work to every single editor out there and I won't rest until I'm done. And then I'll start again. So the quickest way to get rid of my annoying mail would be to hire me. Just a thought……………

 

 

 

 

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