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About me . . .

Welcome to my website!

I'm Shari Halpern - a mom, cat lover, and children's book illustrator. I have three creative teenagers, and two fluffy kitties who keep me company in my studio during the day.

I graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1991 and I've been illustrating books ever since. So far, I've illustrated 23 books! Some are out of print but some are available on Amazon, other book stores, and my Etsy Shop.

I work in two media styles - collage and gouache. With collage, I use found papers and painted Acrylic papers. I like to experiment with texture, pattern and color. When I paint in gouache, I focus on design and brilliant flat color combinations. 

I also like to make handmade beaded bracelets using beautiful, colorful beads! You can find them on my Etsy Shop along with prints from some of my books and other goodies.

When not in my studio, I take care of my family, dote on my kitties, and keep the house running smoothly. 

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