Below is a list of our current members. Member illustration samples can be viewed in the Gallery, or the members’ individual websites to see the full range of their talents. For information on acquiring artwork, please contact the artist directly.
James Bennett began studying art at Bucks County Community College in 1981. His professional career as an illustrator started soon after receiving recognition from the Society of Illustrators and RSVP as a scholarship student at the School of Visual Arts in New York.
James Bennett’s conceptually humorous Illustrations have since appeared as covers and interior pieces for The New York Times, The L.A. Times, Forbes, Time, Sports Illustrated, The Weekly Standard, Mad, Business Week, New York, Smithsonian, Reader’s Digest, Yankee, Golf, and Philadelphia magazines, among others. He has also produced art for RCA Records, American Express, Paramount Pictures, Citibank, Hasbro, and Milton Bradley.
James Bennett has completed a number of picture books, two of which have appeared in the top 5 of the New York Times Best Seller list. “Tell Me A Scary Story… But Not Too Scary,” written by Carl Reiner and the picture book “Halloween,” written by Jerry Seinfeld.
“The 2000 Year Old Man Goes To School”written by Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner, and “Tell Me A Silly Story” by Carl Reiner have been added to the celebrity book shelves.
James Bennett’s awards include the prestigious Hamilton King, which acknowledges an illustrator’s outstanding body of work represented by the “Best Illustration of the Year by a Member,” the Stevan Dohanos Award from the Society of Illustrators in New York. The “Creative Show” in San Diego which recognizes the best in advertising for the year, awarded him a gold medal, and he has also won gold medals from the Society of Illustrators Annual Shows in New York City.Bennett received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from his alma mater, and has also been the featured artist in issues of Communication Arts and Fantasy Art from China.
A member of the Executive Board of Directors at the Society of Illustrators, Bennett is also active in the Illustrators Partnership of America. He has taught classes in illustration and portfolio technique at The School of Visual Arts and Pratt in New York, the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and has lectured extensively at various art institutions locally and nationwide.
He received an Honorary Doctorate Degree in May of 2013, after giving the commencement speech to the graduating class of Bucks County Community College in Pennsylvania.
James lives and works in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
2016 Members of the Bucks County Illustrators Society
Children’s book illustration, editorial illustration, cartoons, graphics and logos. www.achillesportfolio.com
Sandy creates botanical, marine, insect and mythical illustrations aimed at scientific books for young people.
Editorial illustration, sports & celebrity caricature, book illustration. www.jamesbennettart.com
Fine art landscape, still life, portraiture, historical murals. www.dotbunn.com
Specializing in WW II aviation paintings and other historical subjects.
Children’s book illustration and oil painting. www.pondergoembel.com
Graphic design, fabric design, and children’s book illustration. www.gracefullarts.com
Editorial illustration, cartooning, fine art watercolor. www.raharrington.com
Children’s book illustration, greeting card and fabric design and illustration. www.monhin.com
Soft naturalism in illustration for books, children’s books, editorial illustration. Watercolor and oil painting. www.debhoeffner.com
Fantasy illustration, character illustration. www.becsketch.com
Children’s book illustration, humor illustration. www.joekulka.com
Illustration for a wide variety of products, publications, and other venues. Style ranges from whimsical, juvenile images to graphic and decorative designs, to more realistic, still-life and natural subjects. www.kurkiilustration.com
Specialty: both fine art and illustration–oil paint, chalk and oil pastels, watercolors
Children’s book illustration, writing and editing. www.rhodinart.com
Fantasy illustration, writing, creative partnering, oil painting. www.sethdraws.com
Children’s book illustration, writing, graphic design. www.marievthresher.com
Children’s book illustration, editorial illustration, book design and production. www.glennzimmer.com