Posted by: Kathy Temean | June 19, 2010

Illustrator Saturday – Penny Weber

Penny Weber is a full time children’s illustrator from Long Island, New York where she’s lived all of her life. Her work is mostly acrylic but she loves to experiment with mixed media.

  Penny’s path has included greeting card illustration, residential children’s murals, and commissioned caricatures and portraits (all of which she still dabbles in).

It was about 12 years after she took a night course at The School of Visual Arts in New York City on Children’s Book Illustration that Penny finally decided to get into the business.  She quickly signed with  Wendy Mays and Janice Onken to be represented by WendyLynn & Company and has illustrated many books including, One Of Us published by Tilbury House Publications which was released June 1st, 2010!

Below Penny shares her process with you:

More of her wonderful work.

Penny has a husband, three children, a cat and she is heavily lobbying for a puppy.

Partial client list includes:

Tilbury House Publishers (One of Us June 2010)
Raven Tree Press (Amazingly Wonderful Things January 2011)
Nelson Publishing (Growing Up with a Bucket Full of Happiness January 2011)
Brown Publishing Network (The Turning Point September 2010)
Soto Publishing (Riddle at the Rodeo November 2009)
Pearson   (The Show Must Go On January 2009)
Compass Publishing (The Jungle Book September 2008, Anne of Green Gables (January 2009)
New Moon Magazine
Gem Girls Clubs
….plus many independent publishers. You can visit Penny’s website at:

Hope you have enjoyed viewing Penny’s  artwork as much as I  enjoyed showing it off.

Talk tomorrow,



  1. Penny, this is wonderful stuff! I just LOVE the expressions on the kids’ faces—SO full of life!

    And such great pics of the step-by-step. I think it’s especially interesting to those who aren’t privy to how it works. I just love it and congrats on being so successful with it! At the conference I saw your girl hugging the dragon and was impressed then too!


  2. Thank you Penny. My children’s writers & illustrators group must see this. You proved to me that I was on the right track with my illustrations. A big thanks to Kathy for showcasing you and your work.


  3. Penny, this is so amazing!! Love it!! Thanks for sharing, Kath.


  4. This is a wonderful interview! Thanks for showing us your process, Penny. I like seeing how the photo of your models led to the finished piece.
    Beautiful work!


  5. Dear penny

    I like u r children illustrations excellent
    Now u r working which company?
    Anyway i like u r drawing

    Keep it up



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