Tom Root | Children’s Book Illustrations

In addition to being a painter, Tom Root is also a songwriter, musician and writer of children’s stories. He studied drawing and painting at Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts in Old Lyme, Connecticut, under Aaron Shikler and Deane G. Keller, and at Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida. He lives in Tennessee with his wife, painter Peggy Root, and their two children. Learn more about his artwork, classes and workshops at www.tomrootartist.com and www.rootstudioschool.com.

To read more about Root see the April 2012 issue of The Artist’s Magazine. Here are some children’s book illustrations that didn’t appear in the issue.

Flight (oil on board, 20x18) by Tom Root

Flight (oil on board, 20x18) by Tom Root

Alligators! (oil on board, 17x30) by Tom Root

Alligators! (oil on board, 17x30) by Tom Root

Late Afternoon (oil on board, 9x20) by Tom Root

Late Afternoon (oil on board, 9x20) by Tom Root

Announcement (oil on board, 17x19) by Tom Root

Announcement (oil on board, 17x19) by Tom Root

Stage Show (oil on board, 12x24) by Tom Root

Stage Show (oil on board, 12x24) by Tom Root

 

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