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.

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Ponder Goembel

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For as long as she can remember Ponder has enjoyed studying and creating art. Growing up in the multicultural city of Baltimore, she used to sit and look at picture books for hours as a child. Frequenting the Baltimore Art Museum, she was influenced by many older and contemporary artists. Now she creates award-winning illustrations for children in the form of picture books and children’s magazines. She was awarded with an S.C.B.W.I. Golden Kite Honor for the book, Sailor Moo, Cow at Sea, a Michigan Mitten award for Old Cricket, and several pieces of original art have been exhibited at the Society of Illustrators in N.Y.C.

She earned a B.F.A. and an Illustration award at the Philadelphia College of Art, now the University of the Arts. Later on, she taught there as well as the Baum School of Art in Allentown, Pa.

Starting her career in commercial illustration you could find her work in magazines, annual reports and record album covers before she moved on to children’s books. Her first book and a baby daughter came at about the same time and she has never turned back. Now she creates illustrations mostly for children and visits schools with her drawing demonstrations and different kinds of “thinking caps”.

You may view her latest piece, an animation, on her website:

2017 Members of the Bucks County Illustrators Society

Pat Achilles

Children’s book illustration, editorial illustration, cartoons, graphics and logos.

Sanford Bender

Sandy creates botanical, marine, insect and mythical illustrations aimed at scientific books for young people.

James Bennett

Editorial illustration, sports & celebrity caricature, book illustration.

Dot Bunn

Fine art landscape, still life, portraiture, historical murals.

Gil Cohen

Specializing in WW II aviation paintings and other historical subjects.

Joe DeVito  Heroic fiction and fantasy art. Also specializing in religious paintings and sculpture:

Ponder Goembel

Children’s book illustration and oil painting.

Pam Hamilton

Graphic design, fabric design, and children’s book illustration.

Rich Harrington

Editorial illustration, cartooning, fine art watercolor.

Monika Hinterwaldner

Children’s book illustration, greeting card and fabric design and illustration.

Deb Hoeffner

Soft naturalism in illustration for books, children’s books, editorial illustration.  Watercolor and oil painting.

Becca Klein

Fantasy illustration, character illustration.

Joe Kulka

Children’s book illustration, humor illustration.

Kim Kurki

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.

Kathryn Maxwell

Specialty: both fine art and illustration–oil paint, chalk and oil pastels, watercolors

Rebecca Rhodin

Children’s book illustration, writing and editing.

Seth Robinson

Fantasy illustration, writing, creative partnering, oil painting.

MT-logoMarie Thresher

Children’s book illustration, writing, graphic design.

Glenn Zimmer

Children’s book illustration, editorial illustration, book design and production.