Another one of our new Rhode Island artists is illustrator Jeanette Bradley! Jeanette is an award-winning illustrator with a focus on picture books. Jeanette’s picture books are interactive art objects that combine literary and visual elements to create a new world of imagination for young readers.
Jeanette is a graduate of the RISD Children’s Book Illustration certificate program and is also a freelance writer. As a child she was inspired by Arnold Lobel, L. Frank Baum, C. S. Lewis, Arthur Rackham, Lloyd Alexander, Madeline L’Engle, and countless folk tales from around the world. As an adult, Jeanette strives to create books and stories that will inspire future generations.
Jeanette has shown her work at the Warwick Museum of Art, R. Michaelson Galleries and URI’s Feinstein Providence Campus. She also received the Yuyi Morales Scholarship at the Children’s Book Academy last spring.
Jeanette worked with author Rosalie Meropol to create the illustrations for the children’s book Upside-Down Garden about Ellie, the boy with the happy smile and big dreams to plant an upside-down garden.
Jeanette has two upcoming projects! She is currently working on a manuscript in which the words and images tell different stories: the humor is found in the tension and gap between the two. She is also working on an illustrated cookbook for people with food allergies. It is entitled Good Food You Can Eat and is a culmination of her years as a freelance medical writer and her hand-drawn illustrations.
To keep up to date with all of Jeanette’s work and projects head to her website!