Today on Thanksgiving I am grateful for family, friends, communities of people in church and dance and music who surround me, and also very thankful to be able to do a job I love. Well, a number of jobs these days, but they're all art related. I love doing exhibitions, travel paintings, landscape commissions (especially in Cape May!), and illustrations.
I've been wanting to do more illustrations, and recently I was contacted by a new e-book publisher, Chalk Line Books. They're reprinting vintage crime fiction and want me to be their in house illustrator. The first one, Jim Thompson's Sharecropper Hell, just went up on Amazon. You can preview the book and scroll down for the first illustration here.
Yesterday my editor dropped off the second book for me to work on. I enjoy working from a text and finding the images that speak to me, and I'm having fun doing something new.
Martha Kelly is an artist and illustrator who lives and works in Memphis, Tennessee.
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