The Art and Music of Dan Smith

Illustrating "Teacher Confessions: Winter in my Hood" by Deanna Scelzo

In 2015 Deanna Scelzo from Dowagiac, asked me to illustrate her new children's book. Deanna's vision was to motivate young readers by telling of her true life adventures growing up in a rural Michigan home. We met to discuss possibilities, made a plan, and I started sketching. By winter the paintings were all done (see samples below), and by spring of 2016 her book was released. It is available for purchase on-line from both Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Want to visit Deanna's web site? Here's a link!