by Holly Davis
With a style born of America and a layering technique rooted in the Renaissance, Loren Long illustrates picture books he hopes will be shared across generations.
What do President Barack Obama, the rock star Madonna and artist Loren Long have in common? They’ve all written picture books. But it’s Loren Long’s pencil and paintbrush that truly connect the dots. He’s illustrated picture books by all three authors. Before that he created illustrations for the likes of Sports Illustrated, Forbes and Time. Before that he worked as a greeting card artist at Gibson Greetings in Cincinnati, Ohio.
So how does a Missouri-bred artist reared in Kentucky and working in Ohio attract the attention of big New ...