Anna Alter 97 IL
Based in Florence, MA
I write and illustrate picture books and chapter books for children. My booth will contain archival prints of my illustrations (framed and unframed) as well as published copies of my books. The prints are made by an art printer, who I work with closely to produce pieces that are extremely close to the originals. The books are produced by my publishers, who I also work with closely during the production and printing process.
What are some things that inspire you in your studio practice?
I am inspired by reading, working with children, tending my garden, and doing yoga!
Does your current creative practice tie into your time spent at RISD?
My creative work is very different now. In school I was focused on learning technique and pleasing other people. Now I am focused on tuning in to my own creative voice and discerning what I want to communicate.
Is there a work/body of work that you are particularly excited about sharing with us at RISD Craft this year?
I am very excited about my chapter book series, Sprout Street Neighbors. The latest book came out in May and is, I think, my best book yet.
Any recent press/exhibitions/achievements you'd like to share with us?
I recently exhibited a painting of a cat in a hat in a show at the Springfield Museum, to celebrate the opening of their Dr. Suess exhibit.
To see more of Anna's work, visit annaalter.com