Being a part of Night & Day Art Collective is very exciting. As artists and friends, we inspire each other to reach our goals and support each other on the journey to get there.
When Annie graduated from the School of Visual Arts with BFA in illustration, she found there were so many doors open to a career in art. She freelanced as an editorial illustrator for magazines while also developing visual displays and clay character props for retail stores and theater performances. Her clay sculptures were showcased in various figurative art magazines and sold in retail shops.
At some point, Annie realized that she was also computer geek. She studied graphic design and print production computer software, eventually opening an art and design studio, Zygdesignz. From that time until recently, she has worked with her clients designing and producing print and digital art projects/websites, as well as illustrations/designs for children’s products. Although creativity has always been her main focus, meeting deadlines, organization and excellent communication are also important components to running a business.
In recent years, Annie has also worked on illustrating and writing for children’s books (PB, MG) as well as creating paintings for galleries. Her portfolio includes greeting cards, character designs, narrative and portrait art. Inquire about working with Annie through our N&D Contact Form, visit her website, anniezygillustration.com
Instagram.com/anniezygkidart (for children’s book illustrations)
Annie is an active member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Children’s Book Group-NYC, Guild of Natural Science Illustrators and the Night and Day Art Collective.
Self Portrait by Annie Zygarowicz
Night by Annie Zygarowicz
Hal O'Ween by Annie Zygarowicz
Evening Stroll by Annie Zygarowicz
Johanna van der Sterre
Like most artists I know, I want to think and feel and make art about everything – the sweet, the bitter, the ugly, the beautiful. Most often, though, my art walks on the sunny side of the street. It’s hopeful. It delivers a healthy dose of light and color. Gratitude for little things, the joy of being in motion, chaos put to order – these are the things I’m trying to paint in a way that is fresh and true.
I am an illustrator living in upstate New York. I specialize in creating artwork for children’s literature. Telling stories with pictures is my passion. From careful reading, to crafting landscapes and settings, composing each scene, choosing a palette, and developing lively characters, I’m fully absorbed in my job and truly loving it. My clients include: Highlights and High-Five Magazines, Cricket and Ladybug Magazines, Tricycle Press/ Random House, Kar-Ben Publishing, Concordia Publishing House, McGraw Hill and Heinemann Publishing.
Self Portrait by Johanna van der Sterre
Day by Johanna van der Sterre
Cows by Johanna van der Sterre
Grasslands by Johanna van der Sterre
Halloween Cat by Johanna van der Sterre
Jennifer Gibson is an artist / illustrator who divides her studio work between children's picture book illustrations and plein air/portrait paintings from life. She has a BFA in humanities and fine arts from Carnegie Mellon in 2001, and primarily works in graphite, gouache and digital. Jennifer got into children's book illustration through workshops at the Highlights Foundation and SCBWI since 2012, and has been building her portfolio ever since. She is represented by Mike Hoogland at dystel.com. Contact Jennifer about her plein air or portrait commissions! https://www.jgibsonillustration.com
Self Portrait by Jennifer Gibson
Dusk by Jennifer Gibson
Portrait by Jennifer Gibson
Chittenango Creek Scene by Jennifer Gibson
When I create art I am completely wrapped up in the process and the joy of watching a work unfold. I lose track of time and let my tea get cold. Very few things can rival the satisfaction of having a work go the way I want it to. But when the viewer enters the picture (no pun intended) I would like the viewer to catch some of the joy that I experienced as I created it. As a storyteller, I really love drawing the viewer into the story. That adds a rich dimension to the satisfaction of making art.
I am an artist/author/illustrator living in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of New York. Watercolor, pen and ink, pencil or a mixture of the three are my favorite medium. My background includes music and art and I have found that the two pursuits challenge and satisfy in similar ways. In both, hard work is rewarded with beauty and expressive release.
I am an active member of the Society of Childrenʼs Book Writers and Illustrators. In 2012, I illustrated The Golden Cap by Sally Kamerling.
I am very excited to be a part of the Night and Day Art Collective. We enjoy and appreciate the differences in our artistic styles but we share a very story-centered approach to our art and a desire to support each otherʼs work. Itʼs a pleasure to collaborate with such creative and artistically generous women. See more of my work at Mariesandersonart.com