Sunday, June 10, 2012

Wade Zahares

“The Snow Line”  © Wade Zahares
Name: Wade Zahares. 
Bio: Wade Zahares is an artist and illustrator who works chiefly in pastels. Both a fine artist and a children’s book illustrator, Zahares  has always loved to draw. Since graduating from the Maryland Institute, College of Art, he has been a full-time, professional artist. His work has been commissioned by Boston Duck Tours, Bank of America, McDonald’s, HBO, Cinemax, and Family Circle and Sesame Street magazines, and is in the permanent collection of the DeCordova Museum in Lincoln, Massachusetts.
Both Time Magazine and The New York Times cited his first children’s book, Window Music, as among the best picture books of 1998. Since then, Wade also has illustrated Pony Island; Lucky Jake; Liberty Rising; Big, Bad, and A Little Bit Scary: Poems that Bite Back!; Red Are the Apples; and Delivery.
He lives in Lyman, Maine, and teaches at Heartwood College of Art, Kennebunk. He is much in demand as a visiting lecturer in schools, colleges and art institutions.
Medium: Pastel
Subjects: His pastel paintings are magical scenes that pull readers in with their sweeping curves and unexpected angles. They can be very large for pastels; up to 3.5 x 6 feet!
Style: Imaginative, impish.
Navigation: Website is totally visual – all important links are by way of an image map.
Gallery: Click a frame to view larger image.  Check out Store to view more artwork
Image View: Images enlarge in a viewer, where the enlargements may be viewed serially; they may not be saved. Dimension is recorded.  The Snow Line is 18 x 31 ins.
Demo: No.
Blog: There is more artwork to be found here at

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