Eric Bowman was born and raised in Southern California where he began drawing as a child, encouraged by his father who oil painted as a hobby. Being immersed in the pop culture of the time, it was only natural for him to become an illustrator -- airbrushing surfboards and drawing comic books straight out of high school. An Honors graduate of the Illustration School of Hard Knocks, Eric has created work for such clients as Time-Life Entertainment, Nike, Nabisco, Kellogg’s, Hallmark, Coppertone and GTE to name just a few. His original oils can also be found on the covers of numerous books, music CD’s and popular periodicals, including The Saturday Evening Post and two recent covers of TIME magazine. His original oil paintings reside in many private and corporate collections including the offices of Major League Baseball and the NBA. Eric's illustrations have also been featured in many juried shows & publications winning numerous awards, including Gold medals from the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles, the Dallas Society of Illustrators and Gold & Silver awards from the Spectrum annuals. Eric lives with his family in the Pacific Northwest.
Stefano Vitale is an internationally acclaimed illustrator and artist. While studying for a degree in Economics at the University of Southern California, he often traveled to Mexico and the Southwest. There he found inspiration in the simplicity of the popular local folk art. This influenced him so much that when he completed his economics degree Vitale continued at The Arts Center in Pasadena, California for a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Vitale’s oil paintings on wood have earned him international awards and a retrospective of his life’s work in his hometown of Padua, Italy. Vitale is best known for his beautiful folk-style which has earned him numerous awards and a reputation as one of the most sought after children’s book illustrators. After living in the USA for many years, he moved to Venice with his wife Pamela Berry and their two children.
Robert Gantt Steele loves illustrating the relationship between natural and man made subjects. His paintings of architecture, for example, are made richer by his inclusion of painterly human and natural forms. The human subjects he paints, on the other hand, inhabit a convincingly detailed back ground. Robert enjoys the research needed to accurately capture the detail as well as the mood and atmosphere of his subjects.
Recent projects include a commission by Smithsonian Magazine to illustrate the human character and the atmosphere of a particular small town in France. Robert studies music and is a performer in local San Francisco productions. This helped him create illustrations used for the promotion of Broadway shows such as “Showboat.” He completes several book covers and children’s books as well as many other com- missions each year. Constant studies and sketchbooks fill his free time.
Robert was originally trained as an architect in North Carolina and at Berkeley. He completed further study in art in Austria as a Fulbright scholar and then in New York and San Francisco. He recently designed and constructed a new home for his family near San Francisco and is very active in the preservation of historic art and architecture. He loves his work. He and his wife Alice have two children. robertgsteele.com
William Low is an award winning painter & illustrator with a reputation for using light, color, perspective. Creating images that viewers find an immediate emotional connection with. William Low has hundreds of stock images available for re-use and licensing. Author of "Old Penn Station" and "Machines Go To Work", "Machines Go to Work in the City" - picture books by Henry Holt Publishers in bookstores now.
Robert Crawford graduated with a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design. His paintings have appeared on the cover of major magazines such as Fortune, Business Week, The Atlantic and U.S. News and World Report as well as book covers for best-selling books published by Random House, Penguin/Putnam, Avon and other major publishers. His work is popular with advertising agencies and is much sought after by Fortune 500 companies like IBM, Dupont and Ford. Robert Crawford was chosen by the German car maker, Volkswagen, to do six paintings for a book which celebrated Volkswagen's 50th anniversary. Robert's work has won numerous awards from the Society of Illustrators, Communication Arts, Graphis and Print. His paintings have been included in group shows in New York, Japan and Germany and he participated in the United Nation's sponsored show on the environment in New York City. That painting was featured on CBS's Sunday morning with Charles Osgood. Robert Crawford's work has been selected for permanent collection by the United States government and major corporations such as British Petroleum. Some other notable collector's include, Richard Reeves, the presidential historian, and Edward Gordon of ABC television.Robert's studio is located in northwest Ct.
Raymond Bonilla graduated from the State University in New York at Fredonia in 2005 with a degree in New Media and Illustration. He continued his studies at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco where he completed his Masters of Fine Art in 2009. He was awarded Best in Show in the Great Lakes Emerging Artist Competition, was a finalist in the Artists Magazine Annual Art Competition,and has been awarded Gold Meals in advertising from both Society of Illustrators of New York and Los Angeles. He currently lives in Buffalo, New York where he spends his time painting and teaching part-time at the State University of New York at Fredonia.
Susan Leopold is an internationally known illustrator Susan Leopold is an award winning mixed media illustrator born in the Motor City and now living in the Big Smoke (what Canadians call Toronto). Leopold has won numerous gold, silver and bronze awards from groups such as Dimensional Illustrators, Society of Illustrators New York, Society of Illustrators Los Angeles, Communication Arts, Society of Publication Designers, Print and Art Direction.
Leopold received a BFA in Fine Art from the University of Michigan and an MA in Medical Illustration from University of California. Her work has been shown in the USA Canada and Europe and has been displayed at the Museum of American Illustration, The Art Directors Club, Salmagundi Club and *new gallery. Most recently she was invited to exhibit at the William F. Eisner Museum of Advertising and Design in “Right Here in the USA” which the Eisner described as “showcasing work from 24 of the most influential photographers and illustrators in advertising today.”
Leopold has been featured in publications nationally and internationally including a new book called The Art of Feminine Drawing which showcases contemporary illustrators from around the world and I remember Mama, a book based on a two part juried exhibit at the International Quilt Show that traveled internationally.
Her work is currently featured in the winter issue of Cloth,Paper, Scissors a magazine about contemporary collage and next fall will be featured in a six page spread in Somerset Magazine. She has been on the cover and featured in publications such as Step by Step, Applied Arts, Fiberarts and Legacy.
She is currently a course supervisor at Sheridan College and a guest lecturer at several other colleges. She will be heading up the art program at Voice Intermediate School in the historic Distillery (an old factory site) where she also maintains her studio/gallery space and the Channel Gallery.
Working in oils, Jim Salvati's paintings are textural and layered. He has created paintings for various industries including feature film, the surf industry, advertising and publishing. With a strong interest in portraiture, Jim particularly enjoys painting for the theater.
Jim lives, paints and surfs in California and is an instructor at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena.
René brings his boundless energy and years of communications to solving visual problems with elegant, realistic oil painting. Of course he also works digitally when required, but oils are his main love and the medium that has garnered him an impressive list of international honors.
As both an instructor and illustrator, René addresses work with humor and pragmatism. His college illustration courses and lectures are touted as 'Everything you’ve always wanted to know about illustration and your other teachers were afraid to tell you.' Clients appreciate his creativity coupled with straight forward professionalism.
For René, work and play must be closely related: 'mens sana in corpore sanum' (a healthy mind in a healthy body). When he has the chance, he relishes the excitement of windsurfing, mountain biking and snowboarding. After long hours of painting, he enjoys ending the day with friends around great food and of course wine.
Realistic paintings specializing in people and animal subjects. Formats include portraits, classical illustrations, retro illustrations, landscapes and murals. Commercial clients include Binney and Smith, Conde Nast Publications, and Marvin Windows. Portrait clients include Syracuse University, Oregon Health Science University, and San Francisco General Hospital.
Environmental and botanical illustrations for product packaging and editorial use...re: Smithsonian, National Geographic.
and habitat subjects. Panda,
animals and ocean life. Still life, product packaging.