Posted by: Kathy Temean | July 10, 2010

Illustrator Saturday – Kathy Rupff

Kathy majored in Art at St. Mary’s College of MD, where she did an internship at the St. Mary’s County Historical Society’s Print Shop. After graduation she moved to DE where she worked as a graphic designer / pre-press production person in a busy print shop for 18 years .

In 2007, she married Evan Rupff and moved to Blairstown, NJ, where she’s had the wonderful opportunity to develop her fine art skills. Earlier this year she took several Children’s Book Illustration classes at Somerset Art Association with SCBWI’s Lena Shiffman.

She’s excited to be a part of SCBWI and to be learning so much about children’s book-writing and illustration! Here are some sketches and the first illustrations for her first picture book, Fuzz N’ Bunny and the Jellybean Tree.

At the conference it was suggested that she reduce the text and perhaps consider mixing the paper collage with watercolor. This is a work-in-progress.

Hope you enjoyed meeting Kathy.  You can visit her website to see more of her artwork.

Talk tomorrow,



  1. Inspiring. How can I resist the bunnies. I really like the style in these selections. Thank you for sharing them. Good to be back to visiting and writing.


  2. Kathy was the first person I met when I walked through the doors at the Cafe Centro dinner on June 29th in NYC. She was such a pleasure to talk to. Very friendly and kind. We had alot in common, both being aspiring writers and illustrators. I visited her site, and her illustrations are absolutely wonderful! Hope to see you again soon, Kathy…and Kathy!


  3. Kathy, I can’t even imagine the patience it takes to do these collages. Sheesh!

    And so colorful and pretty! Thanks for sharing the before and afters with us!


    • Hi All, A special thanks to Kathy Temean for the opportunity to be featured on her awesome blog. And thanks to Yousei, Laura, and Donna for taking time to share your kind and encouraging remarks!! Believe it or not, Donna– I find the intricate collage work relaxing…! 🙂
      Kathy R.


      • Kathy R.,
        I think it’s simply my relentless feeling of being inundated by so many things that something like this that would take SO much time (or at least it seems that way to me!) would feel more like pressure than relaxing, but I can see how it could be! 🙂


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