I have been writing and illustrating children’s books on the arts for a number of years. I began this when I noticed that children knew a tremendous amount about dinosaurs (their names; what they ate; where they lived etc.) but very little about the arts. If they knew all about the Stegosaurus, they could surely understand the meaning of Abstract Expressionism and other forms of artistic expressions.
The enthusiasm of the young people who read Camille’s Fakes, spurred me on to creating a series of books on the art and cultures of different countries.
The first book in a series of explorations of the arts from different countries and cultures. This humorous book introduces young people to the Art in general.
This book explores the art and culture of the Aboriginal people of Australia. I worked out bush with the Aborigines for many years.
This book was written with the help of two Tibetan Lamas and explores the art of Tibet.
CAMILLE, DAY of the DEAD and THE MATADOR MURALIST
This book explores Mexican art but in particular the Mexican art and culture in Tucson Arizona. I was fortunate enough to meet the grandson of Salvador Corona a Mexican Muralist who lived in Tucson. He helped me with some of the stories in this book.
I SEE ANIMALS EVERYWHERE
This book explores colors through the colors of animals. It is also a coloring book.
BUFFALO JOHNNY, Portrait of an Aussie Battler
I lived in the outback of Australia for nearly 20 years. This book looks at the outback eccentric, Buffalo Johnny. A survivor of the Holocaust, Johnny started a new life in Australia and put together the first zoo of the Northern Territory. A zoo with an eerie replication of Johnny’s past life.