Shirley Ng Benitez has worked as an illustrator and author of children's books for more than five years, and as a graphic designer for American Greetings, Inc. and many other clients in the technology, medical, toy and publishing industries. "I paint traditionally in gouache and watercolor and also create mixed media pieces as well as digitally on the computer.
She's a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), the Picture Book Artists Association, Pacific Scribes and Friends of Calligraphy.
Shirley is a guest teacher in a new Marks & Splashes online workshop series, Drawing Children for Children's Book Illustrations. Other guest instructors in the six month interactive series are Patrice Barton (January 30), Tracy Nishimura Bishop, Juana Neal-Martinez (April) and children's book literary agent and artist rep Christy Tugeau Ewers (March.)
Registration for Shirley's December 20 workshop covers you for all other workshops in the spring series, the video replays and to the recording of last month's live workshop with licensed artist and online drawing teacher Cindy Wider, How to Draw 'Cute' While Capturing Natural Realism.